Bob Allen

Bob Allen

Bob Allen is news editor of Baptist News Global.

CBF, Southern Baptists find common ground in Kentucky politics

The Kentucky Baptist Fellowship and Kentucky Baptist Convention are both in a broad coalition of faith-based voices supporting an interest cap on payday loans.

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Mohler says fire chief’s firing a win for ‘erotic liberty’

A Southern Baptist Convention leader says the controversial firing of Atlanta’s fire chief proves that “erotic liberty” trumps religious liberty when it comes to disputes over homosexuality and gay marriage.

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In wake of Paris attack, Al Mohler says West faces religious war

A Southern Baptist seminary president says the U.S.-led war on terror is not just a military battle but also a conflict of worldview.

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Georgia Baptists stand by fired Atlanta fire chief

Georgia Baptists support “Christians who are standing up for biblical principles and who are being punished or marginalized for their faith,” according to a statement issued by leaders.

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Lobbyist’s wife still missing after six months

Six months after searching full time for his missing wife, Missouri Baptist lobbyist Kerry Messer is re-engaging in politics for the 2015 legislative session getting underway in Jefferson City.

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Baptist fire chief fired over anti-gay book controversy

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran’s handling of controversy over a book critical of homosexuality only confirmed doubts about his ability to manage a diverse work force in one of the nation’s most LGBT-friendly communities.

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Carolyn Weatherford Crumpler remembered as hero in Baptist life

The former Woman’s Missionary Union head who retired early in 1989 to become a pastor’s wife continued in her dedication to Christian service until the day she died.

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Baptist pastor charged with abuse

New York State Police accuse the pastor of a small American Baptist church of sexually abusing a child in 2008.

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Glorieta lawsuit reassigned to new judge

Homeowner Kirk Tompkins claims to have new evidence in a case that a previous federal magistrate recommended for dismissal.

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Missions leader Carolyn Crumpler dies

A longtime leader in both the Southern Baptist Convention and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has died after 18 months of complications from coronary bypass surgery.

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