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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$2 million gift will establish chair in religious freedom at Baylor

The donation from a Dallas couple will advance freedom of conscience, say school’s leaders.

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The Bekaa Valley, in eastern Lebanon, was struck by a massive winter storm in 2013. This year, Baptist are helping provide food and supplies refugees will need to survive another brutal winter. (UN photo)
The Bekaa Valley, in eastern Lebanon, was struck by a massive winter storm in 2013. This year, Baptist are helping provide food and supplies refugees will need to survive another brutal winter. (UN photo)

Baptist groups aid Syrian refugees through winter

The organizations are sending money to help war victims during the coldest months of the year. 

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Georgia Baptists support fire chief suspended over homosexuality

Leaders of the 1.4-million-member Georgia Baptist Convention say suspended Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran is being punished for his faith.

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CBF helps sponsor first 5-day spiritual academy in Cuba

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and its Florida affiliate were among sponsors of a first-of-its-kind renewal event for pastors and church lay leaders in Cuba.

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Arkansas Baptist College gets $30 million to stabilize finances

After 18 months of hardship, the dream of a revitalized historically black college with ties to the CBF of Arkansas is getting back on track.

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