Former international seminary head John David Hopper dies

John David Hopper, commissioned in 1992 as one of the first Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel, has died at the age of 80.

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Lobbyist’s wife still missing after six months

Six months after searching full time for his missing wife, Missouri Baptist lobbyist Kerry Messer is re-engaging in politics for the 2015 legislative session getting underway in Jefferson City.

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Elmo Johnson, pastor of Rose of Sharon Baptist Church in inner-city Houston, talks with neighbors on the street. (Ken Camp/Baptist Standard)
Elmo Johnson, pastor of Rose of Sharon Baptist Church in inner-city Houston, talks with neighbors on the street. (Ken Camp/Baptist Standard)

Pastor credits God for transforming once-seedy neighborhood

Once rife with drug dealers and addicts, Houston’s Midtown secton was adopted and transformed by the care of a Baptist congregation and its nonprofit community development agency. 

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Carolyn Weatherford Crumpler remembered as hero in Baptist life

The former Woman’s Missionary Union head who retired early in 1989 to become a pastor’s wife continued in her dedication to Christian service until the day she died.

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Missions leader Carolyn Crumpler dies

A longtime leader in both the Southern Baptist Convention and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has died after 18 months of complications from coronary bypass surgery.

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Deaths in 2014

Some of the key obituaries posted by Baptist News Global in 2014.

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Triple-murder suspect now eligible for death penalty

Originally charged with a lesser crime with mitigated circumstances, a man accused of killing three people including his wife and a Southern Baptist pastor has been indicted for first degree murder, which can be punishable by death.

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SBC president calls for racial healing

SBC President Ronnie Floyd urges Southern Baptists to ease the growing tension between the races in the United States.

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Former SBC leader says race a rift in America’s social fabric

Two years after coming under fire for comments criticized as racially insensitive, Richard Land says America needs to “exorcize the ghosts of the past” regarding racial prejudice.

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Roger Olson regularly speaks on the contrast between Calvinism and Arminianism. (YouTube photo)
Roger Olson regularly speaks on the contrast between Calvinism and Arminianism. (YouTube photo)

For Baptists, a lone Arminian voice crying in a Calvinist wilderness

Baylor theologian and ethicist Roger Olson has been championing Arminianism as an alternative to Calvinism since the 1990s. 

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