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Michael Sciretti plays guitar for children inside the makeshift tabernacle they constructed as part of a spiritual formation camp at Freemason Street Baptist Church in Norfolk, Va. (Photo courtesy of Freemason Street Baptist)
Michael Sciretti plays guitar for children inside the makeshift tabernacle they constructed as part of a spiritual formation camp at Freemason Street Baptist Church in Norfolk, Va. (Photo courtesy of Freemason Street Baptist)

Baptist minister, children pioneer sacred arts camp concept

Children recently attended the first Tabernacle Sacred Arts Camp at Freemason Street Baptist Church in Norfolk, Va., where they learned to build a mockup of the tabernacle while praying and reflecting on each step.  

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IMB head explains cutbacks in open letter

David Platt says Southern Baptist churches aren’t to blame for budget shortfalls requiring a reduction in the number of missionaries.

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Philadelphia lawyers to investigate Baylor’s response to sexual assault

The team will report its finding to a special committee of the school’s board of regents.

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Rene Maciel is described as a compassionate leader capable of handling turbulent times. (BGCT photo)
Rene Maciel is described as a compassionate leader capable of handling turbulent times. (BGCT photo)

Hispanic leader to be nominated president of Texas Baptist group

The nomination of Baptist University of the Américas President René Maciel comes just as the 2016 presidential election cycle is turning up the heat on politicians and religious leaders — especially Hispanics — over issues like immigration.

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Pastors file brief in support of public education

Pastors for Texas Children, a group that supports public education, says diverting taxpayer funds to private religious schools would harm both religious and public schools.

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Russell Moore says faithful evangelicals cannot affirm homosexuality

Discussing his new book at a gathering of religion journalists, the head of the SBC Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission said “so-called evangelicals” who affirm homosexuality must believe the church was wrong for 2,000 years.

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Most Americans believe people who kill themselves are not selfish people condemned to hell. (Creative Commons photo by Ryan Melaugh).
Most Americans believe people who kill themselves are not selfish people condemned to hell. (Creative Commons photo by Ryan Melaugh).

Fewer Americans believe suicide guarantees damnation

LifeWay Research has found that most Amercians believe suicide is not a selfish act that sends one to hell. Instead, most are responding with compassion to victims of suicide and their families.

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Baptist church in hot water over baptism video

A secularist group says a Baptist church baptism service held at a public school before football practice is constitutionally out of bounds.

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Brewton-Parker profs ink Baptist Faith and Message

A president elected in May to stabilize Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon, Ga., began by symbolically reaffirming the school’s commitment to a Southern Baptist faith statement.

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Baptist minister Aileen Lawrimore said the purpose of every ministry, including VBS as pictured here, should be about building relationships. (Creative Commons photo)
Baptist minister Aileen Lawrimore said the purpose of every ministry, including VBS as pictured here, should be about building relationships. (Creative Commons photo)

Brace yourself: It’s the ‘post-everything’ age, say church leaders

Writer and church coach says the term ‘post-everything’ sums up the variety of challenges facing the church today, from post-modernity to post-Christianity to post-denominationalism.

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Lawmaker says longer summer would buoy Ark park tourism

Critics say the state of Kentucky should not prop up a Christian ministry that teaches the world is only a few thousand years old and was created in six 24-hour days.

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Accidental shooting kills N.C. Baptist pastor

Phillip Davis, founder and senior pastor of Nations Ford Community Church in Charlotte, N.C., accidentally shot himself while cleaning a handgun.

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About 66 percent of all American adults are white, 15 percent are Latino, 12 percent black and 4 percent Asian. Few religious groups match those figures.
About 66 percent of all American adults are white, 15 percent are Latino, 12 percent black and 4 percent Asian. Few religious groups match those figures.

Racially diverse nation isn’t mirrored in most religious groups

Seventh-day Adventists, Muslims and Jehovah’s Witnesses top the list of most diverse, Pew Study finds.

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Richard Land: Democrats don’t want gun control but gun ‘confiscation’

Southern Baptists’ former spokesman for moral concerns says gun control wouldn’t have stopped the recent on-air killing of two television journalists, while criticizing politicians like Hillary Clinton for “ghoulishness” in suggesting otherwise.

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