Aidsand Wright-Riggins of American Baptist Home Mission Societies facilitates a report on covenants of action. (BNG photo by Bob Allen)
Aidsand Wright-Riggins of American Baptist Home Mission Societies facilitates a report on covenants of action. (BNG photo by Bob Allen)

Partnerships can transform racial relations, says pastor

Connecticut pastor Jason Coker was one of several speakers at the New Baptist Covenant, a movement launched by former President Jimmy Carter seeking to make Baptists in the U.S. better known for what unites rather than divides them.

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After recantation, LifeWay withdraws ‘The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven’

Alex Malarkey, whose account of visions of heaven during a near-death experience became a New York Times bestseller, now says he made up the story as a way to get attention.

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Raphael Warnock preaches during the opening session of the New Baptist Covenant Summit in Atlanta. (BNG photo by Bob Allen)
Raphael Warnock preaches during the opening session of the New Baptist Covenant Summit in Atlanta. (BNG photo by Bob Allen)

‘Holy irritant’ can move white, black Baptists beyond comfort zones, says preacher

The aim is a “covenant community” characterized by “creative and redemptive agitation,” Atlanta pastor Raphael Warnock says at the kickoff of the New Baptist Covenant Summit.

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Family suggests memorial gifts for Carolyn Weatherford Crumpler

Survivors of the longtime leader in both the Southern Baptist Convention and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship say the best way to honor her is to support causes that help women and the CBF.

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Insurance company settles with Missouri Baptist Convention

The Missouri Baptist Convention has received $5 million in partial settlement of a trial court’s judgment against the Missouri Baptist Foundation, despite the fact that the decision is under appeal.

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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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