Many have gone too far with coffee bars, cool bands and hipster pastors and forgotten to follow Christ, author and pastors say. (Creative Commons photo by Mary McGuire)
Many have gone too far with coffee bars, cool bands and hipster pastors and forgotten to follow Christ, author and pastors say. (Creative Commons photo by Mary McGuire)

Baptists embrace author’s effort to root out ‘poser’ Christians

Author and blogger Jarrid Wilson says posers are those who claim Jesus but don’t put him at the center of their lives. Some ministers couldn’t agree more.

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Historic CBF church calls woman as pastor

A 12-month search for a pastor at CBF-affiliated First Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, N.C., ended Sunday with the election of Emily Hull McGee.

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Plea deadline extended for Union University murder suspect

Delays in processing physical evidence could cause a trial currently scheduled for May to be pushed back to a later date, according to a public defender representing former Christian ministry major Charlie Pittman.

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Woman on death row files lawsuit over her ‘botched’ execution

After postponement of her execution for her role in her husband’s 1997 murder, the only woman on Georgia’s death row is asking a federal court to investigate what went wrong with the drugs that were supposed to be used to kill her.

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Longtime McAfee professor announces retirement

Baptist New Testament scholar Peter Rhea Jones is retiring after a long career as pastor, conference speaker and seminary professor.

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It was a Gulfstream private jet similar to this that Creflo Dollar wanted his followers to purchase for him for $65 million. (Creative Commons photo by Markus Eigenheer)
It was a Gulfstream private jet similar to this that Creflo Dollar wanted his followers to purchase for him for $65 million. (Creative Commons photo by Markus Eigenheer)

Big lessons for Creflo Dollar — and the church — in a $65M jet

A move by an Atlanta megachurch pastor who asked his followers to pay for a new private jet while thousands around him struggle economically ought to challenge all churches to re-examine their financial priorities, say Baptist pastors.

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During a pregnancy, Julie Long leads children’s church at First Baptist Church of Christ in Macon, Ga. (Photo courtesy of Julie Long)
During a pregnancy, Julie Long leads children’s church at First Baptist Church of Christ in Macon, Ga. (Photo courtesy of Julie Long)

Baptist women say faith deepened as pregnant ministers

A Baptist Women in Ministry conference call featured Baptist ministers sharing their experiences as moms-to-be while preaching and teaching.

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Two SBC leaders say Fred Craddock undermined ‘authoritative’ preaching

Recognized as one of the 12 most effective preachers in the English-speaking world in a 1996 survey of seminary professors and editors, current leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention remember Fred Craddock as a bad influence on Baptist pulpits prior to the theological shift in the last century.

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Rwandan Baptist to be honored for dedication to peace, reconciliation

The Baptist World Alliance award also recognizes the pastor’s fight to eliminate stigmatization of HIV/AIDS victims.

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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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