Bob Allen

Bob Allen

Bob Allen is news editor of Baptist News Global.

Georgia Baptist clergy oppose ‘religious liberty’ bill

Baptists in Georgia are lining up on opposite sides of a so-called religious liberty bill that opponents say could be used as a license to discriminate.

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SBC leader says Marcus Borg redefined Christianity

Southern Seminary President Albert Mohler says efforts by “progressive” scholars like Marcus Borg to rescue Christianity from irrelevancy wind up watering down the fundamentals of the faith.

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Baptists represented at ecumenical gathering on believers’ baptism

A recent three-day consultation among six different “believers’ baptism” church traditions explored how ecumenical encounter has changed their thinking over the past 50 years.

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Church under fire from S.C. Baptist group is only nominally aligned

Megachurch pastor Perry Noble, under fire for a Christmas Eve sermon about the Ten Commandments, has described his seeker-friendly NewSpring Church as “affiliated” with but “not married to” the Baptist denomination.

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CBF forms ad hoc committee for implementation of global missions strategy

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Governing Board has formed an ad hoc committee to get a head start on policy and funding recommendations likely to result from a strategic planning process initiated by the new CBF Missions Council.

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BWA taps CBF as its liaison for religious liberty at the United Nations

Mark Wiggs, an attorney in Jackson, Miss., and former chair of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, will take over the primary Baptist presence at the United Nations as a CBF volunteer.

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Nigerian Baptist leader says world ignoring Boko Haram

Since receiving international condemnation for kidnapping more than 200 schoolgirls last April, the extremist Islamic insurgency has only gotten stronger.

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Baptist minister’s case for gay marriage going to Supreme Court

One of the four gay marriage cases accepted by the nation’s highest court has a Baptist angle.

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Kentucky Baptist leader opposes medical pot

Paul Chitwood, head of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, says a proposal to legalize marijuana in the Bluegrass State is a bad idea that should be rejected by the General Assembly.

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Baptist minister to lead progressive Christian advocacy group

Lindsay Andreolli-Comstock, an ordained Baptist minister and human-trafficking specialist, has been named executive director of The Beatitudes Society, effective Feb. 6.

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