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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While frequency of worship attendance is diminishing, devotion among those who remain religiously committed remains strong, experts say. (Creative Commons photo)
While frequency of worship attendance is diminishing, devotion among those who remain religiously committed remains strong, experts say. (Creative Commons photo)

Despite decline, religiously affiliated remain devoted, says survey

The Pew Research Center says that while religious affiliation continues to decline, dedication remains strong among those who are affiliated with religious groups. But those who coach and lead congregations say declining attendance remains a troubling trend. 

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CBF to vote on new plan for funding global missions

Proposed changes to CBF governing documents include revisions to a 25-year-old open meetings bylaw.

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Former congressman heads Feed the Children

J.C. Watts, a Republican who served Oklahoma’s 4th Congressional District from 1995 to 2003, begins Feb. 1 as new president of the international relief charity based in Oklahoma City.

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Arguments set for religious challenge to Obamacare

Faith-based groups ranging from Catholic nuns to the Southern Baptist Convention will argue March 23 that an accommodation to require contraceptive coverage doesn’t adequately safeguard their religious liberty.

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