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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Faith is growing, not dying, in America and around the world, experts say. (Creative Commons photo by Dallas City Temple)
Faith is growing, not dying, in America and around the world, experts say. (Creative Commons photo by Dallas City Temple)

Don’t plan any funerals for religion just yet, Baylor scholars say

Conference speakers highlight statistics and trends showing that in the U.S. and around the world, faith is on the rise.

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Book tells story of love in the time of Ebola

It’s a poignant account of Thomas Eric Duncan, America’s first Ebola victim, as well as his fiancé, Louise Troh, and her family.

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Former Baptist leader Winfred Moore dies

Winfred Moore, longtime pastor of First Baptist Church in Amarillo, Texas, and a moderate leader in the Southern Baptist Convention, died Friday at age 95.

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Whether in the city or in the country, above, churches become sacred through baptisms, funerals and other rituals. (Creative Commons photo by Kevin Dooley)
Whether in the city or in the country, above, churches become sacred through baptisms, funerals and other rituals. (Creative Commons photo by Kevin Dooley)

Baptists struggle to sell or share sacred space

Experts say Catholics and Anglicans aren't the only ones who become attached to their church buildings, and that Baptists are often the most reluctant to let go of buildings or allow others in — even when membership and revenues plummet.

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Religious groups vow to break D.C. anti-discrimination law

A coalition of pro-life organizations with offices in the nation’s capital claim a recent measure adding “reproductive health” to the city’s non-discrimination policy infringes on their religious freedom to employ only people who share their values.

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Evidence released against Baptist minister charged with murder

A new court document alleges a motive and details discrepancies during questioning that led to the arrest of former minister Richard Shahan for his wife’s murder on July 23, 2013.

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The Rio Grande. Samford University students were influential in inspiring Baptist ministries in communities located along the river. (Creative Commons photo by Lee Ruk)
The Rio Grande. Samford University students were influential in inspiring Baptist ministries in communities located along the river. (Creative Commons photo by Lee Ruk)

Samford students inspired Baptist ministry along the Rio Grande

A new book by Samford University professor Myralyn Allgood documents the longstanding role students from the Alabama school have had on outreach along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Nepalese Baptists participate in global relief effort for quake victims

The Nepal Baptist Church Council, a Baptist World Alliance member, is providing tents, food and medical care.

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Critics say National Day of Prayer divides Americans by faith

Established by Congress in 1952, observers say the National Day of Prayer now reveals two distinctly different views of religious liberty and the separation of church and state.

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Central Seminary seeks to foster racial reconciliation

While some viewed the school’s move to the Kansas City suburbs nine years ago as abandoning its commitment to urban ministry, President Molly T. Marshall says Central Seminary is now more diverse than ever.

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Baptist minister mourns executions of ‘Bali 9’ members

Tina Bailey, a CBF field personnel serving in Bali, hopes the executions will shine light on the injustice of capital punishment.

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Seminary president says Southern Baptists drifting toward infant baptism

Midwestern Seminary President Jason Allen says the practice of baptizing children at younger and younger ages has contributed to “unregenerate church members” in the SBC.

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‘Colorblindness’ ignores systemic racism, speaker says

Meeting after waves of racial unrest in cities beginning with nearby Ferguson, Mo., Churchnet used its 2015 annual meeting to discuss how churches can help foster peace and reconciliation.

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