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Act of solidarity

Act of solidarity

For one Baptist woman in Kansas City, wearing a hijab is a profound — and visible — expression of support for Muslims.

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Hospitals are places where faith and crisis mix. (Creative Commons photo)
Hospitals are places where faith and crisis mix. (Creative Commons photo)

Faith forged in crisis helps hospital chaplain ‘model calm’ in emergencies

Author Stacy Sergent said her calling into chaplaincy helps form her faith and spirituality. Now she is able to be the presence of God to those in crisis at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

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Seminary’s evangelistic aim at men includes gun giveaways

A Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary event open only to men and boys features door prizes including a shotgun autographed by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

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Baptists take sides in Texas abortion case

Conservative groups including the Southern Baptist Convention say a law regulating abortion clinics is beneficial for women’s health, while individuals aligned with the moderate Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and progressive Alliance of Baptists say a woman’s religious views — not those of legislators — is what matters in reproductive choice.

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Rachel Gabucci said the community of help that sprung up around her sustained her through giving a daughter to adoption. (Photos by Chelsea White)
Rachel Gabucci said the community of help that sprung up around her sustained her through giving a daughter to adoption. (Photos by Chelsea White)

It takes a village to assist woman through adoption decision

Alone, handing an infant over for adoption can be a confusing and painful experience. With the help of others, Rachel Gabucci said, her decision became much easier to bear.

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LifeWay announces new headquarters site

Trustees of LifeWay Christian Resources authorized the purchase of land and construction of a new corporate headquarters during their semiannual meeting Feb. 1-2 in Nashville, Tenn.

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Baptist group urges Tyson Foods to address water quality

As part of a commitment to socially responsible investing, American Baptist Home Mission Societies will present a shareholder resolution at the 2016 Tyson Foods annual shareholders meeting tomorrow in Springdale, Ark.

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Georgia Baptist leaders back ‘religious freedom’ bill

The Georgia Baptist Convention is again lobbying for legislation they say is needed to protect Christians from religious discrimination.

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While many Americans own Bibles, relatively few actually read them, surveys say. (Creative Commons photo by Emuishere Peliculas)
While many Americans own Bibles, relatively few actually read them, surveys say. (Creative Commons photo by Emuishere Peliculas)

Trump ‘just a symbol’ of America’s declining religious literacy, minister says

Recent surveys document that Americans as a whole — not just presidential candidates — are becoming increasingly less knowledgeable about Christianity and Scripture, and religion in general.

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Jacksonville latest city to grapple with human rights ordinance

Jacksonville, Fla., is the latest U.S. city where clergy are arguing both for and against proposals to bar discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Seminary head says new governor boosting anti-abortion cause in Kentucky

Albert Mohler says “elections matter,” and “sometimes it is a matter of life and death.”

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Members of The Well at Springfield worship at an urban park in Jacksonville, Fla. (Photo courtesy of Susan Rogers)
Members of The Well at Springfield worship at an urban park in Jacksonville, Fla. (Photo courtesy of Susan Rogers)

Missional focus will assuage congregations’ fears, ministers say

Declining memberships and closing churches have led some congregations to react with fear, which in turn is a turnoff for potential members, a Christian leader says.

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Baptist journalists want answers about IMB layoffs

Two recent Baptist state newspaper editorials say Southern Baptist leaders aren’t being forthcoming enough about changes affecting the International Mission Board.

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FBC Huntsville announces pastor nominee

A prominent Cooperative Baptist Fellowship church in Alabama will vote on a new pastor Feb. 7.

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