Bob Allen

Bob Allen

Bob Allen is news editor of Baptist News Global.

Ala. Baptist head says churches whose ministers perform gay marriages ‘not in friendly cooperation’

Top leaders of the Alabama Baptist Convention warn that churches with staff members who officiate over same-sex weddings risk expulsion.

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Russian Baptist leader concerned about U.S. aggression in Ukraine

A Russian Baptist leader says his country’s chilling relations with the United States is uncomfortably reminiscent of feelings during the Cold War.

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Baptist minister has ‘no problem’ with gay marriage

A Baptist minister told same-sex marriage supporters Feb. 9 that the “arc of the moral universe” bends toward love.

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Alabama Baptist minister offers to marry same-sex couples

Ellin Jimmerson, an activist and documentary filmmaker specializing in illegal immigration, is offering her services as an ordained minister to gay couples who can now legally wed but do not have a pastor willing to perform their ceremony.

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SBC public policy chief says God at work in Washington

Russell Moore says he sees God working in places “most distant from Christianity,” while those “that are kind of close to a Christian worldview” are “the hardest to the gospel right now.”

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LifeWay trustees authorize sale of headquarters

The publishing arm of the Southern Baptist Convention reportedly needs less than a third of the space it now owns covering several blocks in downtown Nashville, Tenn.

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Former Baptist blogger resigns as congressional aide over Facebook posts

Biting satire made former pastor Ben Cole legendary as a Southern Baptist blogger. His Congressman boss, however, wasn’t amused by unflattering things his communications chief said about African-Americans on social media.

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Abuse victim sues Baptist church in Dallas

A former youth minister convicted of sex crimes against youth could not have acted without negligence by the church that hired and supervised him, according to a lawsuit filed this week in Dallas.

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Huckabee preaches at Southern Baptist megachurch

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee preached at First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fla., during a book tour widely viewed as a prelude to a run for president.

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Obama praises church/state separation at prayer breakfast

President Obama condemned those who commit violence in the name of God in a National Prayer Breakfast address.  

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