SBC leader says North Korea partly right about Kenneth Bae

Al Mohler says freed American missionary Kenneth Bae wasn’t planning a “religious coup d’etat” in the political sense, “but any Christian looking at the nation of North Korea has to hope that there will be a toppling of that regime.”

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While preaching through the Old Testament book of Jonah, Texas pastor Randall Worley, took wood from pallets, nailed it to plywood and painted scenes from the book on his rough canvas. (George Henson/Baptist Standard)
While preaching through the Old Testament book of Jonah, Texas pastor Randall Worley, took wood from pallets, nailed it to plywood and painted scenes from the book on his rough canvas. (George Henson/Baptist Standard)

Pastor blends art, preaching to share Good News

 A Texas pastor who grew up painting has found a way to incorporate the arts into his ministry. 

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Ken Hall fired as Baylor’s senior vice president

University president Ken Starr offers no reason for dismissal.

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Baptist-endorsed Army chaplain on front lines of Liberia Ebola battle

Col. Charles Reynolds is in Liberia to minister to U.S. military and civilian peronnel who are working to eradicate the deadly virus.

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French woman represents Baptists at Catholic synod

Representing the Baptist World Alliance, Valérie Duval-Poujol was the only woman among the eight fraternal delegates to the two-week gathering at the Vatican.

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Former Baptist minister indicted for murder

Richard Shahan, former children’s minister at First Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., is accused of fatally stabbing his wife and cutting her throat in July 2013.

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Susan Sparks finds her voice most powerfully in the pulpit. (BNG photo by Norman Jameson)
Susan Sparks finds her voice most powerfully in the pulpit. (BNG photo by Norman Jameson)

Breaking the power of the dour hour

Comedian-preacher is breaking barriers — including the glass ceiling.

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Seminary trustees clear president in Muslim student flap

Trustees of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary have concluded an investigation into whether President Paige Patterson did anything wrong by admitting a Palestinian Muslim student into the school’s Ph.D. program in biblical archeology.

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Guy Sayles stepping down at FBC Asheville

A prominent CBF pastor says a bout with cancer got him thinking about what he should do with the time he has left in ministry.

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What was left of the Crowder home in West, Texas, after its demolition in 2013.
What was left of the Crowder home in West, Texas, after its demolition in 2013.

For West pastor and family, new home means recovery

John Crowder, pastor of First Baptist Church in West, Texas, was among the last to see his family’s home rebuilt after a fertilizer plant explosion flattened it in April 2013. He and his church have been busy making sure others got into their homes first.

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