Bob Allen

Bob Allen

Bob Allen is news editor of Baptist News Global.

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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Historically Baptist college elects gay president

Though not Indiana’s first openly gay college president, Thomas Minar is the first for Franklin College, a small-town college 20 minutes from Indianapolis historically rooted in the American Baptist Churches USA.

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Baptists, Presbyterians make room for Anglicans at Calvinist confab

A growing number of Anglicans who have left the Episcopal Church over alleged liberalism are finding affinity in a New Calvinist movement popular in evangelical denominations including the Southern Baptist Convention.

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Faith groups celebrate 25 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Churches were exempted from a federal law requiring accessibility and equal opportunity for Americans in 1990, but advocates say the upcoming 25th anniversary of the landmark legislation is a second chance for houses of worship to take the lead in striking down barriers that remain.

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American Baptist College defends invitation to lesbian bishop

The president of a school with a history of social activism that produced some of the leading figures in the civil rights movement is not backing down to critics of a lesbian preacher being invited to lecture on campus.

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