Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley is assistant editor of Baptist News Global.

Finding the Christian response in the death of a congregation

Baptist megachurch pastor Rick Warren urged members at the closing of Mars Hill Church in Seattle on Sunday to avoid bitterness and embrace gratitude. But are Christians capable of such a spiritual perspective when faced with something as demoralizing as the death of a church?

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U.S. Baptists emphasize local context in overseas theological education

Experience by Baptists from Texas and Florida shows that adapting teaching schedules and curricula to local cultures, and working with local churches, are effective ways of training ministers and teachers in the faith around the world.

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Experts say gratitude generates the generosity needed for sustained giving

Whether it's philothropic giving or tithing in the church, cultavating a sense of thankfulness will often motivate young and old alike to give.

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1914 Christmas truce inspires debate, hope for peace in modern times

While some are doubtful about the prospects of peace, others note that God often provides miracles of peace despite human cynicism. 

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Baptist church in Ohio hosts protest over killing

A Baptist church in Columbus, Ohio, hosted a march following the police killing of 12-year-old black boy.

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Anonymous gift helps Va. church pay off mortgage, minister to African immigrants

A $52,000 donation was contained in a Christmas card to Africa Lighthouse Baptist Temple in Barboursville, Va. One of the congregation’s callings is to help Africans adjust to life in the United States, the pastor says.

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Bellevue Baptist in Memphis evacuated, searched in police manhunt

Local media report that a search for two suspects in a nearby robbery and shooting prompted an evacuation of the SBC megachurch.

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Bodies in motion: Some Baptists are recovering the physical in worship, prayer

Seen as too charismatic or Catholic by some, the use of physical movement to enhance spirituality is catching on at more and more churches. But there is a long way to go, experts say.

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Nashville church, developer ‘disappointed’ over failed real estate deal

Neither First Baptist Church in Nashville nor the developer are sure what sank the deal for a downtown parking lot.

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Baptist leaders ponder if protests are a social movement or a moment

Pastors say continuing demonstrations have the signs of a signficant movement for racial healing in America, and that churches must help lead the effort.

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