Courtney Greer with her daughter Kyleigh. (Photos by Chelsea White)
Courtney Greer with her daughter Kyleigh. (Photos by Chelsea White)

Youth emerges from foster care to build life, help others

Courtney Greer lived in 27 foster homes between the ages of 11 and 18, and today is grateful for the experience. So she is passing it on to her own daughter and to other children living in foster care.

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Florida pastor named president of Northern Seminary

After nearly 20 years as a pastor in the South, he will take the helm of the suburban Chicago school in March.

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CBF missions doubles down on long-term presence

A new funding plan for CBF Global Missions eliminates distinctions between self-funded and fully funded personnel.

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Former Glorieta homeowners get legal aid

Kirk and Susie Tompkins, who unsuccessfully sued to stop the sale of Glorieta Conference Center, now have a lawyer to help with their appeal.

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Members of the 101st Airborne Div., including Chaplain Justin Roberts, right, in Afghanistan. (Photo by Daniel Byerly)
Members of the 101st Airborne Div., including Chaplain Justin Roberts, right, in Afghanistan. (Photo by Daniel Byerly)

New documentary seeks to inspire ministry to military, veterans

The film No Greater Love was filmed and directed by an Army chaplain who hopes congregations will see the great need that military members and their families have for hands-on ministry.

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Blogger concerned about controversial pastor’s SBC ties

A pastor/blogger says Southern Baptists should be distancing themselves from, rather than embracing, a church leader at the center of a sex abuse scandal.

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Pastor defends letter denouncing Syrian refugees

The pastor of a small Southern Baptist church has gained national attention with a letter to the editor questioning the Southern Baptist Convention’s welcoming Syrian refugees to the United States.

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Those who continually seek spiritual highs through worship and other practices may be addicted to the feelings produced. (Creative Commons photo by Soul Cafe)
Those who continually seek spiritual highs through worship and other practices may be addicted to the feelings produced. (Creative Commons photo by Soul Cafe)

Addicted to spiritual highs? Try calming the soul, experts say

Church hopping to find more exciting pastors and worship, or turning to end-times theories, may be more about escaping boredom and fear than about connecting with God, according to writers and ministers who focus on spiritual formation.

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Book documents molestation in conservative Baptist churches

The Big Book of Bad Baptist Preachers challenges the notion that sexual abuse by clergy is just “a Catholic problem.”

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Southern Baptist florist to testify before Indiana Senate

Washington florist Barronelle Stutzman and an Alliance Defending Freedom will appear before the Senate Rules Committee discussing two civil rights bills they believe pose a threat to religious liberty.

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Fewer young adults believe they must be married to have sex, or that the purpose of sex is exclusively procreation, says The Barna Group. (Creative Commons photo by Kumon)
Fewer young adults believe they must be married to have sex, or that the purpose of sex is exclusively procreation, says The Barna Group. (Creative Commons photo by Kumon)

Study: fewer young people see marriage, procreation prerequisites for sex

A new Barna study shows that Gen-Xers and Millennials — including those who identify as Christian — are much less likely than older Americans to see marriage and procreation as a necessary condition for sex.

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Judge OKs tax break for Ark park

A religious group building a Bible-themed tourist attraction in northern Kentucky has won a legal battle in federal court.

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Advocates call out candidates for silence on mental health

A group of advocates is calling on presidential candidates to clarify their positions and priorities with respect to mental health policy.

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Members of Metropolis Baptist Church in Carolina, Puerto Rico during a recent worship service. (Photo courtesy of Jesus Garcia)
Members of Metropolis Baptist Church in Carolina, Puerto Rico during a recent worship service. (Photo courtesy of Jesus Garcia)

New study documents shifts in Latin American religious affiliation

The Pew Research Center reports a signficant drop in Catholic membership and identity in Latin America, confirming what Baptist and other Protestant leaders have seen in the religion for 40 years.

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