Bob Allen

Bob Allen

Bob Allen is news editor of Baptist News Global.

SBC leader criticizes Obama’s immigration initiative, while other faith leaders praise it

Ethics spokesman Russell Moore said he fears President Obama’s decision to move forward on immigration policy without Congress will only encourage Republicans to dig in their heels.

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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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Prof says ex-gay therapy inadequate to help homosexuals change

An advocate of “biblical counseling” says what is missing in therapeutic approaches to fix unwanted same-sex attraction is “a Christian doctrine of sin.”

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Gushee: LGBT equality is about more than who can have sex with whom

Author of a new book titled Changing Our Mind, Baptist ethicist David Gushee says the traditional way of interpreting the Bible’s message about homosexuality hurts and marginalizes people and is the opposite of what Jesus taught.

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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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Rick Warren says church cannot compromise on sex

Purpose Driven Life author Rick Warren told a Vatican audience it is simply untrue that the church must compromise on sexual morality in order to evangelize.

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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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SBC leader speaks at Vatican conference on the family

Even though he disagrees with Pope Francis on many things, Southern Baptist Convention ethicist Russell Moore praised the pontiff’s “strong statement” on the “complementary” of men and women in marriage.

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