Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley is assistant editor of Baptist News Global.

Survey seeks to educate parents, youth ministers on teen texting

A Baptist youth ministry consultant is using an online poll to determine how much teenagers really do know about texting and chat acronyms that often worry parents.

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Oklahoma church paves way on interfaith and missions

NorthHaven Church in Norman, Okla., stands out for its persistent outreach efforts to Muslims, Jews and other faiths. It's also home to many former members of other Christian traditions.

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Baptist chaplains wage offensive for military care

Current and retired military chaplains are responding to the spiritual, emotional and physical consequences of unprecedented frequency and duration of wartime operations.

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Baptist leaders eye hopes, fears for church in 2015

Putting Christ first, embracing missional ministry, avoiding difficult changes and failing to heed God’s call top the agenda of hopes and fears for churches in the coming year. 

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Finding the Christian response in the death of a congregation

Baptist megachurch pastor Rick Warren urged members at the closing of Mars Hill Church in Seattle on Sunday to avoid bitterness and embrace gratitude. But are Christians capable of such a spiritual perspective when faced with something as demoralizing as the death of a church?

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U.S. Baptists emphasize local context in overseas theological education

Experience by Baptists from Texas and Florida shows that adapting teaching schedules and curricula to local cultures, and working with local churches, are effective ways of training ministers and teachers in the faith around the world.

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Baptist church in Ohio hosts protest over killing

A Baptist church in Columbus, Ohio, hosted a march following the police killing of 12-year-old black boy.

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Experts say gratitude generates the generosity needed for sustained giving

Whether it's philothropic giving or tithing in the church, cultavating a sense of thankfulness will often motivate young and old alike to give.

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Anonymous gift helps Va. church pay off mortgage, minister to African immigrants

A $52,000 donation was contained in a Christmas card to Africa Lighthouse Baptist Temple in Barboursville, Va. One of the congregation’s callings is to help Africans adjust to life in the United States, the pastor says.

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1914 Christmas truce inspires debate, hope for peace in modern times

While some are doubtful about the prospects of peace, others note that God often provides miracles of peace despite human cynicism. 

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