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Churchgoers were left shaken during Sunday morning services after authorities say explosions occurred less than 30 minutes apart outside two Las Cruces churches. (Robin Zielinski/The Las Cruces Sun-News via AP)
Churchgoers were left shaken during Sunday morning services after authorities say explosions occurred less than 30 minutes apart outside two Las Cruces churches. (Robin Zielinski/The Las Cruces Sun-News via AP)

Civility the right response to church bombings, Baptist pastor says

Kevin Glenn, whose Calvary Baptist Church was one of two congregatons attacked Sunday in Las Cruces, N.M., says it's important to remember Christ died for the bombers, too.

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SBC leader disappointed by Planned Parenthood vote

Russell Moore of the SBC Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission said Monday’s vote on an attempt to defund Planned Parenthood lets the voters know where politicians stand on a moral issue.

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Ky. Baptist children’s home hires CEO

Veteran nonprofit leader Dale Suttles was elected July 31 as president of Sunrise Children’s Services after serving 20 months as interim president.

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‘Outsider’ history prepares U.S. Baptists for future, authors say

‘Outsider’ history prepares U.S. Baptists for future, authors say

In a pluralistic and diverse society, a memory of being dissenters puts Baptists in a strong position.

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Pastor greeted with bombing on first day in N.M. church

Kevin Glenn’s first day as pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Las Cruces, N.M., was interruped when an improvised explosive device detonated in a mailbox attached to the church.

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Advocate for women ministers honored for lifetime achievement

Christians for Biblical Equality honored Pam Durso with its Lifetime Achievement Award at the group’s recent meeting in California.

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Youth pastor’s arrest affects two churches

Leaders of both his current and former church say they had no suspicion about a youth pastor who reportedly confessed to police that he tried to solicit sex from teenagers.

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Harold Patterson, vice president for the Texas Baptist Men water ministry, teaches missionaries from Venezuela how to drill a well. (Photo by Paul Lozuk)
Harold Patterson, vice president for the Texas Baptist Men water ministry, teaches missionaries from Venezuela how to drill a well. (Photo by Paul Lozuk)

Missionaries from Venezuela learn skills aimed at self-sustaining church planting

The goal is to live off the land with minimal support from other sources.

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Devotional website heading ‘Back2School’

Produced by Passport Inc. with ecumenical partners, the six-week series will focus on “seasons” relevant to the faith lives of students.

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SBC president declines to second-guess Glorieta sale

Glorieta homeowner Kirk Tompkins issued an open letter July 21 asking SBC President Ronnie Floyd to investigate whether LifeWay Christian Resources acted properly in selling 2,400 acres of mountain property near Santa Fe, N.M., for $1.

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A study has found that fewer Americans are moving, but churches will have to work hard to attract those neighbors, ministers say. (Creative Commons photo by Jason Wohlford)
A study has found that fewer Americans are moving, but churches will have to work hard to attract those neighbors, ministers say. (Creative Commons photo by Jason Wohlford)

Fewer people moving doesn’t mean more will come to church, ministers say

A Barna Group study finds that Americans are increasingly remaining in the communities where they live, giving hope to pastors and others that more relationships can be established with church neighbors. But they also warn that congregations must become more relevant to those in surrounding neighbhorhoods.

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Confederate flags left at MLK’s home church

Ebenezer Baptist Church Pastor Raphael Warnock says the message of four Confederate flags left on the church property “ought to get the attention not only of black people but of freedom-loving people.”

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St. Louis mention in Planned Parenthood video riles Missouri abortion foes

Leaders of Missouri Right to Life and the Missouri Baptist Convention urged stricter oversight of medical clinics offering abortion after a video report alleging that St. Louis is a prime market for the purchase of organs from aborted fetuses.

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Pastor calls Planned Parenthood exposé ‘journalistic distortion’

Pro-choice pastor Donna Schaper says abortion opponents have a hard time dealing with women as “moral agents.”

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