Bob Allen

Bob Allen

Bob Allen is news editor of Baptist News Global.

State CBF group forging ties with historically black college

Long desiring a more diverse membership, leaders in the Kentucky Baptist Fellowship are encouraged by recent meetings with African-American Baptists discussing partnership with a historically black Baptist college undergoing revitalization.

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Plea deadline extended for Union University murder suspect

Delays in processing physical evidence could cause a trial currently scheduled for May to be pushed back to a later date, according to a public defender representing former Christian ministry major Charlie Pittman.

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Sovereign Grace mom testifies in favor of longer statute of limitations on child sex abuse

A plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit alleging abuse and cover-up at an evangelical megachurch told lawmakers the courts will not consider the merits of her case because of Maryland’s statute of limitation on civil litigation.

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Woman on death row files lawsuit over her ‘botched’ execution

After postponement of her execution for her role in her husband’s 1997 murder, the only woman on Georgia’s death row is asking a federal court to investigate what went wrong with the drugs that were supposed to be used to kill her.

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Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center revives Center for Congregational Health

A year after changing focus to concentrate on the medical health of congregations and their communities, a North Carolina Baptist hospital is getting back into the church-consulting business.

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Longtime McAfee professor announces retirement

Baptist New Testament scholar Peter Rhea Jones is retiring after a long career as pastor, conference speaker and seminary professor.

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Statement applauds American Baptists’ contributions to civil rights

The Board of General Ministries of the American Baptist Churches USA has approved a statement celebrating the role of American Baptists in the civil rights movement, recognizing the 50th anniversary of the march in Selma, and affirming that all lives matter.

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Alabama Baptist church dis-fellowshipped over pastor’s gay friendly views

An Alabama Baptist church whose pastor supports same-sex marriage has formally been voted out of membership of its local association.

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Arkansas CBF celebrates turnaround of partner school

A Baptist college president’s attempt to create a model for revitalizing historically black colleges and universities in the United States has strong buy-in from a CBF state organization.

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Pastor/elder dispute disrupts Tennessee church

Rick White, pastor of The People’s Church in Franklin, Tenn., for 33 years and trustee chairman at Southern Seminary when Albert Mohler was elected president, has resigned his church in a leadership dispute with his board of elders.

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