Citing low receipts, North Carolina convention reduces budget

With annual giving from churches down by 7 percent, the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina is tightening its belt.

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Tennessee Baptists elect first black president

A Memphis pastor is the first African-American to be elected president of the Tennessee Baptist Convention.

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NCC hires two staffers

American Baptists’ chief advocate for immigration reform and a co-founder with Richard Cizik and David Gushee of the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good have been hired by the The National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA.

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Lane Riley (left) organizes CBF volunteers in Shaw, Miss. (Baptist News Global photo by Bob Allen)
Lane Riley (left) organizes CBF volunteers in Shaw, Miss. (Baptist News Global photo by Bob Allen)

Baptist churches aim to plant seeds of hope in the Delta

The CBF of Mississippi is getting behind a new ministry aimed at building hope in the cradle of the Delta Blues.

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Black Baptists in U.S. take on Ebola

A coalition of major African-American denominations has issued a call for fnancial and spiritual warfare against Ebola outbreaks in Libera, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

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American Baptist leader to advocate for people with disabilities

Curtis Ramsey-Lucas begins Nov. 4 as head of a faith outreach arm of the American Association of People with Disabilities. The job is part time, and he will continue to work for the domestic mission agency of the American Baptist Churches USA.

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Shifting sands: Seminaries are at a crossroads

Shifting sands: Seminaries are at a crossroads

Shifts in American religious life have theological institutions navigating unfamiliar landscape.

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Shifting sands: Preaching abstinence

Looking to avoid seminary debt? Don’t borrow.

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Shifting sands: Wishing for seminary, thriving without it

What happens when there’s no time for theological education?

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Shifting sands: Bivocational ministry offers flexibility, freedom

Some ministers also value the close contact with the “real world.”

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