Pastors will gather in Atlanta next week for the third-annual young pastors gathering. (Church Facebook photo)
Pastors will gather in Atlanta next week for the third-annual young pastors gathering. (Church Facebook photo)

Cost-effective conference fosters fellowship for busy and financially challenged pastors

Keeping annual gatherings simple, focused and free helps young pastors avoid costly annual conferences.

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Georgia Baptists stand by fired Atlanta fire chief

Georgia Baptists support “Christians who are standing up for biblical principles and who are being punished or marginalized for their faith,” according to a statement issued by leaders.

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Glorieta lawsuit reassigned to new judge

Homeowner Kirk Tompkins claims to have new evidence in a case that a previous federal magistrate recommended for dismissal.

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Campbell University elects Brad Creed as president

The former dean of Baylor’s Truett Seminary has been provost and executive vice president at Samford University since 2006.

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State engineer orders Glorieta to cease pumping water

Neighbors allege the conference center was wasting water and draining the aquifer basin that fed their wells — an assertion Glorieta officials deny.

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Louisiana College updates whistleblower policy

The Louisiana Baptist Convention-related school still hasn’t settled on a lead candidate to replace a former president who resigned amid controversy in 2014.

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Russian Igor Zhuravlev receives his graduate hood from Sam Carmack, resident fellow at the B.H. Carroll Institute, and Sergei Nikolaev, president of the St. Petersburg Theological Academy. (Photo courtesy of B.H. Carroll)
Russian Igor Zhuravlev receives his graduate hood from Sam Carmack, resident fellow at the B.H. Carroll Institute, and Sergei Nikolaev, president of the St. Petersburg Theological Academy. (Photo courtesy of B.H. Carroll)

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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Twitter post sparks hashtag war with LifeWay, SBC elite

A new and growing group on social media claims the Southern Baptist Convention’s publishing house sells books that contradict Baptist beliefs, and its leaders aren’t listening to people in the pew.

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The Charity of St Antoninus. (Photo by Lawrence Op/Creative Commons)
The Charity of St Antoninus. (Photo by Lawrence Op/Creative Commons)

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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Volunteers from Baptist churches in Texas prepare wild game bound for families in need along the U.S.-Mexico border. (Baptist Standard photo)
Volunteers from Baptist churches in Texas prepare wild game bound for families in need along the U.S.-Mexico border. (Baptist Standard photo)

Christmas mission brings food and Christ to hungry on the border

Several Baptist churches brought food, presents and the gospel to those who need it most in Texas border towns.

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