Bob Allen

Bob Allen

Bob Allen is news editor of Baptist News Global.

‘Third Way’ pastor says disunity bigger problem than homosexuality

Danny Cortez, pastor of New Heart Community Church in La Mirada, Calif., comments for the first time since his church’s ouster from the Southern Baptist Convention.

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SNAP says SBC leader poor choice for prayer chairman

An advocacy group says leaders with questionable policies on handling sex abuse should be corrected, not honored.

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U.S. prof on loan to Liberia for 2 more years

Mercer University professor Richard Wilson plans to continue efforts to revive Liberia Baptist Theological Seminary temporarily interrupted by Ebola.

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African-American Baptist group protests ‘Black Jesus’

The Progressive National Baptist Convention is mounting a petition drive seeking removal of a TV comedy that leaders say disrespects their faith tradition.

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Amid wars, rumors of wars, Baptist leaders voice hope

Directors of the Alliance of Baptists have countered doomsday prophecies with a “Statement of Hope for a World in Crisis.”

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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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Youth minister charged with sexual abuse

Texas youth minister Derek Hutter is under arrest for an alleged inappropriate 10-month relationship with a minor he met through his church.

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Broad Baptist coalition asks Houston mayor to withdraw subpoenas for sermons

Leaders of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Southern Baptist Convention and two Baptist state conventions in Texas have formed a united front against government intrusion into religion.

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LGBT leaders open to dialogue with SBC

Gay-rights groups are watching with interest a gathering of Southern Baptists at the end of October to explore what the Bible says about homosexuality and same-sex marriage.

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Baptist leaders oppose subpoenaing of pastors

Baptists across the theological spectrum agree that religious liberty for anyone means religious liberty for all.

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