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Helping refugees not optional for Jesus' followers, ministers say

Helping refugees not optional for Jesus' followers, ministers say

Scripture and the example of Christ compel Christians to be a welcoming spirit to the waves of refugees arriving in the United States, a number of Baptist leaders say.

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Mohler applauds discovery of gravitational waves but says it doesn’t prove anything

People who see the vast expanse of space as evidence of an old universe rely on a secular rather than biblical worldview, says the Southern Baptist theologian and seminary president.

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Faith groups back payday lending reform

A diverse collection of denominational and faith-based organizations are calling on Congress to prohibit usury and end predatory practices of payday lending.

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Erin Conaway said humor and fun are key parts of his calling and ministry. He is known to his congregation and colleagues for his sense of humor. (Photo courtesy of Erin Conaway)
Erin Conaway said humor and fun are key parts of his calling and ministry. He is known to his congregation and colleagues for his sense of humor. (Photo courtesy of Erin Conaway)

Ministers preaching humor for Christians, churches

Laughter, fun are signs of a healthy congregation that celebrates the joy and hope of the Christian story, Baptist pastors say.

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Battle over LGBT discrimination hits Charlotte

Southern Baptists in North Carolina are upset by a proposed non-discrimination measure they say endangers women and children and could force business owners to support same-sex marriage against their religion.

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Raising kids in changing times:  a new study unpacks the landscape

Raising kids in changing times: a new study unpacks the landscape

And finds most Millennial moms think they’re doing a pretty good job of it.

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Chelsea Clinton says Sunday school lesson made her a former Baptist

The daughter of current presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton says people on both ends of the political spectrum are skeptical about her parents’ faith.

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Work underway on sexual misconduct resource

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is collaborating with partner Baptist Women in Ministry to compile a resource listing best practices.

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John Crowder inspects completed work orders for damaged homes just weeks after the 2013 fertilizer plant explosion. (BNG photo by Jeff Brumley)
John Crowder inspects completed work orders for damaged homes just weeks after the 2013 fertilizer plant explosion. (BNG photo by Jeff Brumley)

Baptist who led West, Texas recovery becomes 'disaster pastor'

John Crowder and his First Baptist Church of West, Texas, helped the city recover from a 2013 fertilizer plant explosion. Now he's taking what he learned from the experience to help other pastors in disaster areas.

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Baylor under fire for sexual assault response

Critics say the Texas Baptist university has failed to take responsibility for sexual violence on campus.

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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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Baptist church challenges noise ordinance

Vintage Church of New Orleans says strict noise restrictions are impeding its ability to worship.

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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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