Triple-murder suspect captured as Baptist church mourns

Details emerged over the weekend about a triple murder at a Southern Baptist church in Florida.

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Emile Sam-Peal (center), who heads the Lott Carey Mission School in Liberia, greets worshipers at First Baptist Church-West in Charlotte, N.C. At right is Ricky A. Woods, the church’s senior pastor. (Photo by Glenn H. Burkins for Qcitymetro.com)
Emile Sam-Peal (center), who heads the Lott Carey Mission School in Liberia, greets worshipers at First Baptist Church-West in Charlotte, N.C. At right is Ricky A. Woods, the church’s senior pastor. (Photo by Glenn H. Burkins for Qcitymetro.com)

After five-month delay due to Ebola, Liberian Baptist leader returning home

Emile Sam-Peal, who heads the Lott Carey Mission School in Monrovia, says he’s eager to begin recovery work in the devastated country.

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Triple slaying touches three Florida Baptist churches

One lost its pastor, another is consoling a pastor whose daughter is now a widow and a third has family connections to the murder suspect.

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Should churches ditch the stand-and-greet?

A Southern Baptist Convention leader says the widely used ritual can be off-putting to first-time visitors.

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ERLC supports woman claiming discrimination for being pregnant

Southern Baptists’ moral-concerns agency asked the Supreme Court to protect pregnant women from workplace discrimination.

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For six summers, National Baptist has equipped summer interns to lead Explorer Camp as counselors. (CBF photo)
For six summers, National Baptist has equipped summer interns to lead Explorer Camp as counselors. (CBF photo)

D.C. church focuses on next generation with Explorer Camp

The ministry is one way National Baptist Memorial Church engages its economically and ethnically diverse neighborhood.

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For SBC, 1984 was the year of the pivot

For SBC, 1984 was the year of the pivot

At mid-point in the battle then raging in the Southern Baptist Convention, a conservative victory appeared far from certain. But in retrospect, 1984 looks like the pivotal year which set the convention on a new course.

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Kentucky human-rights head commends Crescent Hill

The Kentucky Baptist Convention’s ouster of a gay-friendly congregation drew fire from a state agency.

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5 communication mistakes your church is probably making

And how you can correct them.

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FBC Decatur, Ga., elects openly gay deacon

First Baptist Church in Decatur, Ga., is the latest high-profile Baptist church to fully include LGBT members.

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Ethan Hallmark. (Photo courtesy of I Am Second)
Ethan Hallmark. (Photo courtesy of I Am Second)

Video ministry documents courageous teen’s inspiring cancer fight

The story of Ethan Hallmark is told by a Christian video ministry as a way to inspire others to face adversity with faith.

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(Creative Commons photo by Rick Techlin)
(Creative Commons photo by Rick Techlin)

Weekly communion heals, unites N.C. church and community

At First Baptist Church on Highland Avenue in Winston-Salem, N.C., a weekly Friday service offering communion is forging fellowship both among church members and different races and economic classes inside and outside the church.

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U.S. Baptists engage in goodwill visit to Cuba

A delegation of Baptists from Missouri and Louisiana recently spent eight days on a goodwill mission to Cuba.

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Was it easier then? The apostle Paul preaching in Athens. (Creative Commons photo by Wally Gobetz)
Was it easier then? The apostle Paul preaching in Athens. (Creative Commons photo by Wally Gobetz)

Author cites alarming trends in preacher burnout

A new book explores the challenges created by both ministers and congregations that lead to pastors quitting or being fired from their jobs.

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Texas Baptists cut spending, elect female president

The Baptist General Convention of Texas approved spending cuts of more than $2 million in the coming year.

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Trial date set for Union University murder suspect

Nine months after 21-year-old Olivia Greenlee was found dead in a parked car on the campus of a school affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention, her fiancée has been formally charged with her murder.

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Umbrella protests roil graduation at Hong Kong Baptist University

The president of a now public university founded originally by Baptists is under fire for his actions when China’s “umbrella revolution” made its way into graduation ceremonies.

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Tennessee megachurch pastor succumbs to cancer

Despite battling cancer, Pastor David Landrith led Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tenn., in 2014 to surpass Belleveue Baptist Church in Memphis as the largest Southern Baptist church in Tennessee.

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Many neighborhoods west of downtown Dallas are being revitalized, while others struggle with poverty. (Creative Commons photo by David Herrera)
Many neighborhoods west of downtown Dallas are being revitalized, while others struggle with poverty. (Creative Commons photo by David Herrera)

Ministry model appears to overcome barriers to reviving challenged communities

A new ministry model is showing results in a beleagured Dallas neighborhood, where innovative ministries and programs are sparking transformation in crime rates, health care and education.

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Patient Zero of SBC controversy: B. H. Carroll defies theological labels, historians assert

A complex man, the towering 19th-century Baptist leader was an “extroverted controversialist” and “Introverted unifier.”

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