Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley is assistant editor of Baptist News Global.

An Afghan physician who served as an interpreter for the U.S. military in Afghanistan fled the revenge-seeking Taliban for a better life in the United States. NorthHaven Church in Norman, Okla., has welcomed him to worship and is trying to help him find work.

California pastor Rick Warren says too many churches want a quick ride to success, and Baptists who coach churches say they see the same tendencies.

Andover Newton Theological School and Wake Forest University School of Divinity are among 10 U.S. seminaries awarded a total of $1.5 million in grants to integrate science and theological education.

Churches increasingly opt for the latter, but some Christian musicians say abandoning choirs is a bad idea.

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.

An emphasis on apologetics may help Christians transform culture, but some Baptists insist a faithful life can be just as important as words in demonstrating the beauty of Christianity. 

A new LifeWay poll indicates most Americans pray with themselves in mind. Baptist ministers say that's no surprise, given that the church does a poor job teaching the purpose of prayer.

Religious groups are best suited to convince other Americans that the poor are worthy of help, says a politicans, but a Baptist minister notes that will take a willingness by Christians to risk forming relationships with those in need.

Pastors say it's important that churches which have dropped “Baptist” from their names remain transparent about Baptist affiliations on web sites and literature.

South Africa is taking significant precautions against the spread of Ebola from West Africa as Durban prepares to host the 21st Baptist World Congress.

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