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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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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Bellevue Baptist in Memphis evacuated, searched in police manhunt

Local media report that a search for two suspects in a nearby robbery and shooting prompted an evacuation of the SBC megachurch.

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Nashville church, developer ‘disappointed’ over failed real estate deal

Neither First Baptist Church in Nashville nor the developer are sure what sank the deal for a downtown parking lot.

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Brendan Jamieson, pastor of arts and community formation at All Souls Charlottesville, is one of the musicians featured in the church’s new album. (Photo courtesy of Brendan Jamieson)
Brendan Jamieson, pastor of arts and community formation at All Souls Charlottesville, is one of the musicians featured in the church’s new album. (Photo courtesy of Brendan Jamieson)

Virginia church sees album as missional way to live its calling

Musician members of All Souls Charlottesville offer eclectic music styles on an album that ministers describe as a way to engage the church community and its neighbors.

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Pastors say that actions such as lighting a candle may be effective at helping worshipers heal from loss. (Creative Commons photo by Eustaquio Santimano)
Pastors say that actions such as lighting a candle may be effective at helping worshipers heal from loss. (Creative Commons photo by Eustaquio Santimano)

In a season of joy, services offer light to those grieving

Holiday services of remembrance aim to comfort those grieving by communally acknowledging individual suffering in a season typically characterized as joyful and family-oriented. 

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Baptist church holds same-sex wedding

A bride in the first same-sex wedding ceremony at Crescent Hill Baptist Church says coming to terms with her sexuality while studying at Southern Seminary in the late 1980s turned her life around.

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Triple slaying touches three Florida Baptist churches

One lost its pastor, another is consoling a pastor whose daughter is now a widow and a third has family connections to the murder suspect.

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Should churches ditch the stand-and-greet?

A Southern Baptist Convention leader says the widely used ritual can be off-putting to first-time visitors.

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For six summers, National Baptist has equipped summer interns to lead Explorer Camp as counselors. (CBF photo)
For six summers, National Baptist has equipped summer interns to lead Explorer Camp as counselors. (CBF photo)

D.C. church focuses on next generation with Explorer Camp

The ministry is one way National Baptist Memorial Church engages its economically and ethnically diverse neighborhood.

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