Baptist university responds to video of former president

A video just posted online is raising questions about how transparent North Greenville University was about the reasons for President Jimmy Epting’s surprise retirement announcement earlier this year.

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Last June, Kevin Ezell (left), president of the SBC North American Mission Board, and David Platt, president of the International Mission Board, led a standing ovation for their missionaries during the SBC annual meeting. (Photo by John Swain/NAMB)
Last June, Kevin Ezell (left), president of the SBC North American Mission Board, and David Platt, president of the International Mission Board, led a standing ovation for their missionaries during the SBC annual meeting. (Photo by John Swain/NAMB)

Southern Baptists to cut missionary force by 15 percent

Leaders of the International Mission Board announced a plan Aug. 27 to achieve a balanced budget that includes reductions in the work force both at home and abroad.

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Jimmy Carter’s church to limit Sunday crowds

Well-wishers flocking to Plains, Ga., to hear Jimmy Carter teach Sunday school after being diagnosed with cancer are overwhelming the relatively small Maranatha Baptist Church.

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Burma conversion bill raises religious freedom concern

Outside observers fear measures to ensure Myanmar remains culturally Buddhist will be used unfairly against religious minorities, including Baptists.

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A U.S. Coast Guard officer looks for survivors in the path of Hurricane Katrina. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
A U.S. Coast Guard officer looks for survivors in the path of Hurricane Katrina. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

10 years later, one Baptist group reflects on Katrina and its aftermath

One of the worse disasters in U.S. history left 1,800 dead and more than $100 billion in damage.

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SBC president talks about sex the Sunday after Ashley Madison scandal

Ronnie Floyd says millions of families are going to suffer from the hacking of a website promoting adultery, and some of those are Southern Baptists.

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Couple accused of stealing from church they helped plant

Keith Hall, former pastor of The Journey Church of the Triad, and his wife, Leslie, are accused of embezzling more than $40,000 from the Southern Baptist-affiliated church they helped launched in 2006.

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The Spring Break Food Drive, an annual collaboration of students and community organizations, collects food for young people in Fredericksburg, Va., who miss free and reduced meals during breaks from school. (Photo by Blake Tommey)
The Spring Break Food Drive, an annual collaboration of students and community organizations, collects food for young people in Fredericksburg, Va., who miss free and reduced meals during breaks from school. (Photo by Blake Tommey)

Opening doors — front and back — to minister

Through Kairos, a Fredericksburg, Va., ministry is engaging both campus and community.

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American Baptists join Baptist family in prayer for Jimmy Carter

A statement Aug. 25 described the 39th president as “a faithful and courageous leader in Baptist life” whose example has “inspired many to offer their lives in service to others.”

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51 Christian leaders support Iran nuclear deal

A letter coordinated by the Quaker group The Friends Committee on National Legislation asks Congress to “remember the wisdom of Jesus” while voting on the Iran nuclear deal.

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Briefs ask Supreme Court to take Obamacare case

Orthodox rabbis, Roman Catholics and Southern Baptists are among groups filing legal briefs Aug. 24 supporting an order of nuns who claim a new health care law forces them to violate tenets of their faith.

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Minority members of multiracial churches often adopt the attitudes of majority whites, a recent study found. (Creative Commons photo)
Minority members of multiracial churches often adopt the attitudes of majority whites, a recent study found. (Creative Commons photo)

Study: church diversity does not guarantee diverse thinking, beliefs

The study found that minorities in multiracial churches often adopt white attitudes on socioeconomic issues. Some Baptist ministers say there are a number of factors behind those findings.

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Ted Cruz recruiting pastors in push to defund Planned Parenthood

The Southern Baptist presidential candidate unveiled an ambitious attack on Planned Parenthood beginning with an invitation to 100,000 pastors to join in a Tuesday afternoon conference call.

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Injunction extended in contraceptive case

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that it would keep in place a preliminary injunction protecting plaintiffs including GuideStone Financial Resources from being forced to implement Obamacare.

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