Kent McKeever, back row second from the right, and colleagues and friends at Mission Waco, pose with the orange T-shirt designed to inspire fair hiring polices for ex-cons. (Photo provided by Kent McKeever)
Kent McKeever, back row second from the right, and colleagues and friends at Mission Waco, pose with the orange T-shirt designed to inspire fair hiring polices for ex-cons. (Photo provided by Kent McKeever)

Minister trades prison garb for orange T-shirt to help ex-cons find work

Last year, Kent McKeever wore an orange prison jumpsuit for Lent to empathize with former prisoners and others on the margins of society. This year, he's waging a campaign to convince employers to give ex-cons a fair shake in the hiring process.

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Example of sketch notes John Jay Alvaro uses for preaching. (Image courtesy of John Jay Alvaro)
Example of sketch notes John Jay Alvaro uses for preaching. (Image courtesy of John Jay Alvaro)

No manuscripts for Baptist pastor who sketches and colors sermon notes

Ink, watercolor and sketches help John Jay Alvaro preach every Sunday morning. It's a process that's also popular for devotionals and note-taking in church. 

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Todd Still named Truett Seminary dean

The announcement ends a national search for the school affiliated with Baylor University.

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Richmond pastor Jim Somerville and a group of interfaith clergy spoke with Jordanian media during a trip to promote religious harmony.
Richmond pastor Jim Somerville and a group of interfaith clergy spoke with Jordanian media during a trip to promote religious harmony.

Baptist pastor inspired by Jews, Muslims during Holy Land pilgrimage

The group of interfaith clergy from Richmond, Va., including First Baptist Church Senior Pastor Jim Somerville, returned convinced peace among nations, religions and people is attainable.

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A remembrance of things past

A remembrance of things past

For iconic Baptist communicator W.C. Fields, now 92, time smoothes memories.

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Participants brought MP3 and CD players and other devices to share music.
Participants brought MP3 and CD players and other devices to share music.

Unexpected spirituality emerges from night of sharing music

North Carolina minister Mike Queen’s passion for music becomes a spiritual catalyst for a group of men.

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Watchman on the wall: Brent Walker’s 25 years in D.C.

Watchman on the wall: Brent Walker’s 25 years in D.C.

For 25 years Brent Walker has observed the religious-liberty landscape from a perch at the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, just blocks from the U.S. Capitol and Supreme Court. He began in 1989 as associate general counsel then became general counsel in 1993 and executive director in 1999. We asked him to look back over his quarter-century on the “serpentine wall” of church-state separation.

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Dean Smith, shown here with Michael Jordan, is described by his long-time pastor as a man who saw his work as a ministry. (Photo by Zeke Smith via Wikimedia Commons)
Dean Smith, shown here with Michael Jordan, is described by his long-time pastor as a man who saw his work as a ministry. (Photo by Zeke Smith via Wikimedia Commons)

Dean Smith’s pastor remembers him as courageous

The revered North Carolina basketball coach, who died Feb. 7, was grounded in faith, said Robert Seymour at a funeral service yesterday.

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Judge denies change of venue for Union University murder trial

A former student at a Baptist school in Tennessee will stand trial May 12-14 in the county where he is charged with murder, a judge ruled Feb. 9.

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Tina Bailey with Myuran Sukumaran, one of two Bali Nine members to be executed this month. (Tina Bailey Facebook photo)
Tina Bailey with Myuran Sukumaran, one of two Bali Nine members to be executed this month. (Tina Bailey Facebook photo)

CBF field personnel laments death sentence for two ‘Bali Nine’ members

Tina Bailey and her husband, Jonathan, coordinate art and community engagement in Indonesia. Tina’s work has taken her inside a prison in Bali where she has built relationships with some of the nine Australians convicted of attempting to smuggle drugs out of the country.

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