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Cyclists outside of Corsicana, Texas, shrug off the spray of 18-wheelers on slick streets as they participate in the 500-mile ride to raise funds for hunger. (Photo/Texas Baptist Communications)
Cyclists outside of Corsicana, Texas, shrug off the spray of 18-wheelers on slick streets as they participate in the 500-mile ride to raise funds for hunger. (Photo/Texas Baptist Communications)

Cyclists churn out hundreds of miles to eradicate hunger

Facing rain and flats, the riders pedaled 500 miles to raise funds for the Texas Baptist Hunger Offering.

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Sunday hunting proposal divides churches, gun lobby in North Carolina

Often allies on Second Amendment rights, conservative Christians and the NRA are lining up on opposite sides on a proposal to end the state’s ban on Sunday hunting.

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Bluefield College president resigns to take position at S.C. university

David Olive has led the Baptist-affiliated school for eight years.

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An Ohio pastor recently rode a bull, as this rider did in an unrelated photo, to share the gospel with hundreds. (Creative Commons photo)
An Ohio pastor recently rode a bull, as this rider did in an unrelated photo, to share the gospel with hundreds. (Creative Commons photo)

Ohio bull-riding leads to 300 baptisms — and prompts questions about church as entertainment

As an Ohio pastor takes to bull riding to win converts, other ministers say it’s the long-term discipleship process that turns the newly baptized into lifelong disciples.

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Doug Dortch nominated as CBF moderator-elect

The pastor of Mountain Brook Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., heads a list of nominees for leadership positions to be voted on at the upcoming CBF General Assembly in Dallas.

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A chaplain, left, leads a burial at sea on board the aircraft carrier Intrepid during World War II. (National Naval Aviation Museum photo)
A chaplain, left, leads a burial at sea on board the aircraft carrier Intrepid during World War II. (National Naval Aviation Museum photo)

Memorial Day can evoke painful memories for military chaplains, former Navy officer says

Chaplain Gerry Hutchinson said Memorial Day can be one of the most emotionally challenging, and spiritually rewarding, times for military chaplains. 

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Members of First Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Christ in Macon, Ga. held an Easter egg hunt this year. This Sunday they will sign a covenant of action to jointly address problems in local schools. (Photo courtesy of First Baptist Church in Macon).
Members of First Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Christ in Macon, Ga. held an Easter egg hunt this year. This Sunday they will sign a covenant of action to jointly address problems in local schools. (Photo courtesy of First Baptist Church in Macon).

2 Baptist churches use shared roots to grow covenant of action in Macon, Ga.

The New Baptist Covenant initiative inspires First Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Christ in Macon to re-unite to serve struggling students in local schools, ministers say.

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Baptists in Burundi appeal for prayer as protests continue

The East African nation has been racked by violence for weeks.

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Steven Porter speaks at First Baptist Church in Tallahassee, Fla. (Jeff Brumley/BNG)
Steven Porter speaks at First Baptist Church in Tallahassee, Fla. (Jeff Brumley/BNG)

CBF’s Porter gives peek at new global missions process

Steven Porter says a new CBF global missions structure will be proposed by the fall, with anticipated approval in January 2016. 

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Virginia church discovers what ‘mission’ means in its community

Going the extra mile is the essence of the gospel, Bruce Powers believes. First, though, Christians must be able to hear God’s telling them which mile to pursue.

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Thomas Merton (PBS.org image)
Thomas Merton (PBS.org image)

Hinson-Merton friendship continues impact on Baptist spirituality

Glenn Hinson urges fellow Baptists to emulate the late Catholic monk Thomas Merton’s belief that contemplative spirituality is not limited to monasteries.

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‘God’s way’ of doing missions in N. Korea, Baptist minister says

A minister from Texas verifies delivery of tons of food to North Korean schools, orphanages and a hospital.

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Pat Anderson, left, the first coordinator of CBF Florida, speaks with Mark Wilbanks, its third moderator, during the 1990s. (Photo courtesy of CBF Florida)
Pat Anderson, left, the first coordinator of CBF Florida, speaks with Mark Wilbanks, its third moderator, during the 1990s. (Photo courtesy of CBF Florida)

At 25, CBF Florida thanks God — and Hurricane Andrew — for missions focus

A current focus on the Caribbean and Latin America and participation by a young generation of Baptists is expected to propel CBF Florida into a future of service.

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Bluefield unveils half-price tuition plan for qualified students

The initiative aims to provide a pathway to quality higher education for students in central Appalachia.

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