Friday, 26 April 2013 11:15

What now for West, Texas?

Experts say the challenge for towns like West, Texas, comes when the media spotlight and public attention goes away.

Published in Organizations
Monday, 25 March 2013 12:32

Melissa Rogers speaks to press

A Baptist church-state expert named to head a White House office says she will bring a Baptist point of view but work with people of different faiths.

Published in Politics
Wednesday, 13 March 2013 11:06

Baptist named to White House post

A Baptist church-state specialist has been selected to head President Obama’s Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

Published in People
Friday, 01 February 2013 14:47

Contraceptive mandate opt-out expanded

New rules proposed by the Obama administration would exempt nonprofit religious employers like universities and hospitals from mandated coverage of contraceptives on moral grounds, but not for-profit businesses like Hobby Lobby, whose Southern Baptist owners claim a violation of their religious rights.

Published in Politics
Wednesday, 23 January 2013 13:38

So help me God?

Ceremonial words added at the end of the presidential oath of office, and not required by the Constitution, raise interesting questions about the role of faith in public life in a religiously pluralistic society.

Published in Thinking Theologically
Thursday, 10 January 2013 13:56

Giglio out of inauguration

Passion Conference founder Louie Giglio has been forced to withdraw from delivering the benediction at President Obama’s inaugural swearing-in ceremony Jan. 21.

Published in Politics
Tuesday, 08 January 2013 14:48

Youth speaker to pray at Obama inaugural

On the heels of the 2013 Passion Conference attended by 60,000 in Atlanta, Louie Giglio has accepted an invitation to deliver a prayer at President Obama’s upcoming inauguration.

Published in People
Thursday, 27 December 2012 12:40

Westboro: Condemn or ignore them?

A petition drive wants Westboro Baptist Church labeled a hate group. A Baptist minister says just ignore them.

Published in Organizations
Tuesday, 04 December 2012 12:50

Fiscal cliff talks worry charities

Eleventh-hour talks in Washington to avoid impending tax increases and spending cuts known collectively as the “fiscal cliff” have nonprofits on edge.

Published in Politics
Wednesday, 28 November 2012 14:17

Court revives Obamacare challenge

The Supreme Court has ordered the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals to examine the constitutionality of requirements in the Affordable Care Act.

Published in Social Issues
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