CBF, SBC unite against payday loans

Known more for their differences than what they hold in common, Cooperative and Southern Baptists have found a common cause in regulating abusive lending practices that prey upon the poor.

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Rex Horne stepping down from Ouachita

The former pastor to President Clinton has served as president of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention-affiliated university since 2006.

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Former youth pastor sentenced to 15 years for abuse

Mack Allen Davis, 74, confessed in December to abusing boys in the 1970s and 1980s while working with youth at a Southern Baptist church in Alabama.

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Baptists and other Christians opposed to the death penalty say death chambers like this one violate the spirit of Christ’s own unjust death. (Creative Commons photo by Tommy Woodard)
Baptists and other Christians opposed to the death penalty say death chambers like this one violate the spirit of Christ’s own unjust death. (Creative Commons photo by Tommy Woodard)

Jesus’ death convicts capital punishment, Baylor prof says in new book

Baptists remain divided over the use of the death penalty as the ultimate punishment for crime.

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‘The least of these’ too often taken out of context, says professor

Denny Burk says using “the least of these” in discussions about the poor is a classic case of “right doctrine, wrong text.”

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IMB drops ban on ‘private prayer language’

New guidelines for the International Mission Board’s missionary appointment require adherence to the Baptist Faith and Message.

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Paul Swiney, with wife, Tambi, says being married to a pastor is challenging but rewarding. (Photo courtesy of Paul Swiney)
Paul Swiney, with wife, Tambi, says being married to a pastor is challenging but rewarding. (Photo courtesy of Paul Swiney)

Watching wives face criticism toughest part of marriage to ministers, husbands say

Baptist Women in Ministry hosted a conference call Tuesday in which the husbands of women ministers also said there are many rewards to go along with the challenges.

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Texas Senate OKs clergy freedom bill

The bill, now headed toward the House, would clarify that ministers cannot be sued for refusing to marry same-sex couples because of their religious convictions.

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BNG dinner to feature authors of new book about Ebola experience

Louise Troh and Christine Wicker explore the saga of the United States’ first Ebola victim.

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Midwestern Seminary adopts Danvers Statement

Another Southern Baptist Convention seminary has identified with core beliefs promoted by the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood.

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Baptists helping Texas twister victims

Texas Baptist Men and other groups responded in Van, Texas, where many have been displaced by the Sunday tornado.

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Around the country and in the nation’s capitol, debates and legislation pitt religious liberty against marriage equality. (Creative Commons photo by Elvert Barnes)
Around the country and in the nation’s capitol, debates and legislation pitt religious liberty against marriage equality. (Creative Commons photo by Elvert Barnes)

Religious liberty, marriage equality clash, creating legal confusion

Numerous bills in the nation’s statehouses are changing the nature of the religious liberty debate, experts say. 

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Baptist leader celebrates Ebola-free Liberia

“I thank my God!” Liberian Baptist president Olu Menjay said after attending a World Health Organization ceremony declaring the country is Ebola-free.

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Study says Baptists losing their market share

When Americans switch religions, a new study says, they are twice as likely to leave a Baptist church as to join one.

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