Alabama Baptist minister offers to marry same-sex couples

Ellin Jimmerson, an activist and documentary filmmaker specializing in illegal immigration, is offering her services as an ordained minister to gay couples who can now legally wed but do not have a pastor willing to perform their ceremony.

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Former Baptist blogger resigns as congressional aide over Facebook posts

Biting satire made former pastor Ben Cole legendary as a Southern Baptist blogger. His Congressman boss, however, wasn’t amused by unflattering things his communications chief said about African-Americans on social media.

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Deacon Dorinda Mayhue serves communion to her husband, Robert, at Spring Creek Baptist Church. (Photo by Joey Pyle)
Deacon Dorinda Mayhue serves communion to her husband, Robert, at Spring Creek Baptist Church. (Photo by Joey Pyle)

Women feel spirit while leading Baptist communion service

An all-female serving team spontaneously found a different way to serve communion at Spring Creek Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, inspiring themselves and their pastor to explore new ways to empower women.

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Former children’s minister pleads not guilty to murder

Richard Shahan, former children and families pastor at First Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., has entered a not guilty plea in the murder of his wife, Karen, in 2013.

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Barry Howard at First Baptist Church in Pensacola, Fla. (Photo courtesy of Barry Howard)
Barry Howard at First Baptist Church in Pensacola, Fla. (Photo courtesy of Barry Howard)

Pastor reflects on ‘exorbitant amount’ of funerals he’s preached

Barry Howard has preached more than 850 funerals in a 36-year career — and most of those were at First Baptist Church in Pensacola, Fla.

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SBC leader says Marcus Borg redefined Christianity

Southern Seminary President Albert Mohler says efforts by “progressive” scholars like Marcus Borg to rescue Christianity from irrelevancy wind up watering down the fundamentals of the faith.

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Marc Wyatt at a World Refugee Day event in Wilmington, N.C., last summer. (Photo courtesy of Marc Wyatt)
Marc Wyatt at a World Refugee Day event in Wilmington, N.C., last summer. (Photo courtesy of Marc Wyatt)

Missionary couple brings international mission field to N.C.

Kim and Marc Wyatt are showing congregations how to engage the world in their own communities.

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Missouri pastor excited about expanded role at Metro Baptist in NYC

St. Louis pastor Scott Stearman will take the helm of Metro Baptist Church in New York on Feb. 1. The church’s reputation for missional ministry and interaction with the United Nations are among the reasons Stearman said he took the job.

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Baptist minister’s case for gay marriage going to Supreme Court

One of the four gay marriage cases accepted by the nation’s highest court has a Baptist angle.

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Baptist minister to lead progressive Christian advocacy group

Lindsay Andreolli-Comstock, an ordained Baptist minister and human-trafficking specialist, has been named executive director of The Beatitudes Society, effective Feb. 6.

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