Safe drinking water is only the first step in the complex ministry of water poverty missions, experts say. (Photo by Bobby Neptune/Water Missions International)
Safe drinking water is only the first step in the complex ministry of water poverty missions, experts say. (Photo by Bobby Neptune/Water Missions International)

Surging water ministries about more than digging wells, mission leaders say

While an increasing number of churches, ministries and denominational groups see water poverty as an inviting missions field, experts say the ministry must be about more than hopping on planes, digging wells and returning home.

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Texas Baptist Women in Ministry group organized

Group aims to encourage churches to recognize women and men are equally gifted in ministry.

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Liberia seminary reopens post-Ebola

Rebuilding efforts at one of Liberia’s leading schools are getting back on track after being sidelined by last year’s Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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Baptists in Kentucky support cap on payday loans

While marketed as a solution to get people out of short-term financial problems, critics say payday lending is a predatory industry that generates billions of dollars in profit by trapping borrowers in spiraling debt.

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BJC defends Muslim woman’s right to wear hijab to work

The Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty filed a friend-of-the-court brief in a landmark religious liberty case argued before U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday morning.

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Baptist board in Texas declares gender assignment ‘immutable’

The statement in part was adopted to provide grounds for some Baptist universities seeking exemptions to accommodations for transgender students.

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Baptist college reinstates fired VP

A Brewton-Parker College administrator fired amid upheaval over the president’s resignation has been reinstated by the school’s interim president.

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LifeWay trustees authorize sale of headquarters

The publishing arm of the Southern Baptist Convention reportedly needs less than a third of the space it now owns covering several blocks in downtown Nashville, Tenn.

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An expert says policing has become even more stressful since recent protests about police-involved killings. (Creative Commons photo by Joe Flood)
An expert says policing has become even more stressful since recent protests about police-involved killings. (Creative Commons photo by Joe Flood)

Seminary course seeks ‘nexus’ between clergy and police

A professor says police have a challenging job that can cause spiritual and emotional damage to officers who go untreated by the toxicity of the profession.

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Woes persist at Georgia Baptist college

The chairman of the Brewton-Parker College board of trustees resigned Monday after firing a vice president and responding to blog allegations that the board wasn’t truthful about the recent resignation on the school’s president.

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