Two Baptist news organizations consider merger proposal

Baptist News Global (formerly ABPnews/Herald) and the Baptist Standard have launched discussions about a common future.

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Faith leaders support economic opportunity for Americans with disabilities

American Baptist Home Mission Societies is offering resources for churches observing National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

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Staff of Baptist News Global exhibit their organization’s new logo. (BNG photo by Norman Jameson)
Staff of Baptist News Global exhibit their organization’s new logo. (BNG photo by Norman Jameson)

ABPnews/Herald becomes Baptist News Global

The rebrand completes a merger between two Baptist news organizations launched one year ago.

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Pastor urges compassion for Ebola victim’s family

Wilshire Baptist Church pastor George Mason wonders about the reception church member Louise Troh will receive next week when she’s out of quarantine for exposure to Ebola.

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What was left of the Crowder home in West, Texas, after its demolition in 2013.
What was left of the Crowder home in West, Texas, after its demolition in 2013.

For West pastor and family, new home means recovery

John Crowder, pastor of First Baptist Church in West, Texas, was among the last to see his family’s home rebuilt after a fertilizer plant explosion flattened it in April 2013. He and his church have been busy making sure others got into their homes first.

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Kentucky Baptist Convention poised to dismiss Crescent Hill

A committee is recommending ouster of the one-time unofficial mother church of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary over the issue of homosexuality.

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Bluefield College ends dental school project

Lack of funding halts plans to address shortage of dentists in Appalachian communities.

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Ebola vigil becomes memorial for fallen Christian brother

A Baptist church in Dallas holds a service for the first victim of the disease in the U.S.

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North Carolina’s Gardner-Webb University to partner with BGAV

The unusual pairing across state lines will be based on “shared values,” leaders said.

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BGAV to consider reduced budget in 2015

A proposed budget of $11.5 million for Baptist General Association of Virginia ministries is about $700,000 less than current levels.

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