Bob Allen

Bob Allen

Bob Allen is news editor of Baptist News Global.

Georgia Baptists join ‘personhood’ campaign

Southern Baptists in Georgia support amending the state constitution to specify that 14th-Amendment guarantees of due process and equal protection of the law extend to the unborn.

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Jewish leaders worry sermon could fuel anti-Semitism

Houston’s Jewish community has criticized a prominent Southern Baptist pastor’s choice of words in talking about “dirty” Jews.

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Court upholds clergy housing allowance

A federal appeals court in Chicago struck down a challenge to a tax benefit for “ministers of the gospel,” finding that the atheist couple behind it has no legal standing to sue.

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Alabama Baptist convention opposes Common Core education standards

A resolution “On Parental Authority through Local and State Control of Education” urges the state of Alabama to repeal Common Core.

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Interim seminary head praises progress against Ebola in Liberia

While the war against Ebola isn’t over in Liberia, its spread has been contained enough for the country’s president to relax a 3 ½-month-old state of emergency.

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Evangelicals already working to mobilize vote in 2016

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is lending his name to a rally in early 2015 asking evangelical pastors to begin praying about whether God wants them to run for political office.

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Citing low receipts, North Carolina convention reduces budget

With annual giving from churches down by 7 percent, the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina is tightening its belt.

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Maryland school board ‘steals’ Christmas

The latest casualties in the so-called war on Christmas are Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

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Tennessee Baptists elect first black president

A Memphis pastor is the first African-American to be elected president of the Tennessee Baptist Convention.

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Baptist leaders join plea to spare mentally ill man on death row

Diverse evangelical leaders — including Sam Rodriguez of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice and Lynn Hybels of Willow Creek Church — joined mental health experts and lawyers in protesting the impending execution of a mentally ill man in Texas.

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