Jean Carnahan has leaned on her faith to get through dark times. (University of Missouri photo)
Jean Carnahan has leaned on her faith to get through dark times. (University of Missouri photo)

Faith propels Carnahan to 'repair the world' after governor husband, son lost in crash

Former Missouri senator and First Lady Jean Carnahan said her Baptist faith, and the Jewish notion of making the world a better place, have sustained her after her husband, Gov. Mel Carnahan, and their son, Randy, died in a 2000 plane crash.

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Newspaper op-ed decries bashing of Confederate flag

Pastor Ed DeVries says the Bible’s commandment to “honor thy father and mother” applies equally to great grandfathers who marched behind the Confederate flag.

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Memorial service for ‘Baptist folk hero’ portrays passionate life

James Dunn, who died July 4, was committed to religious liberty, social justice and his thousands of friends, said speakers at his memorial service.

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The role of the modern interim pastor is as much to coach and resolve conflicts as it is to preach and visit the sick, experts say. (Creative Commons photo by Jim Larrison)
The role of the modern interim pastor is as much to coach and resolve conflicts as it is to preach and visit the sick, experts say. (Creative Commons photo by Jim Larrison)

Interim pastoring has evolved into skilled calling, Baptists say

The period between pastors is an important time for churches who need the right kind of leader to guide them through it. Increasingly that role is being filled by trained, intentional interim pastors.

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‘First Amendment Defense Act’ gets Baptist support

Intended to prevent the government from retaliating against Americans who oppose same-sex marriage, critics say the law could have unintended consequences like letting employers fire unwed mothers without jeopardizing government contracts.

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Moore hopes Planned Parenthood controversy will galvanize pro-life evangelicals

Southern Baptists’ top spokesman for moral concerns says Planned Parenthood should be denied taxpayer funding after revelations in a viral video that critics say prove the organization profits from abortion.

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Church volunteers who tutor children often find themselves learning from their students. (U.S. Dept. of Education photo)
Church volunteers who tutor children often find themselves learning from their students. (U.S. Dept. of Education photo)

Baptist churches learn that serving schools yields big rewards

Congregations and ministers experience spiritual benefits from working in schools to help at-risk children and their families.

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Churches invited to celebrate ADA anniversary

The Americans with Disabilities Act has improved the lives of millions of Americans but is in some ways still an unfulfilled promise, says the head of an effort to recognize both the law’s progress and promise in an interfaith worship service July 26.

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Quadriplegic NAMB missionary receives $26 million settlement after crash

Settlement terms of a lawsuit against the Southern Baptist Convention’s North American Mission Board – the largest award in Montana history – specify it is not an admission of guilt.

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Veteran pastors say developing friendships within their churches is rewarding and doesn’t undermine pastoral effectiveness. (Creative Commons photo by Rainier Martin Ampongan)
Veteran pastors say developing friendships within their churches is rewarding and doesn’t undermine pastoral effectiveness. (Creative Commons photo by Rainier Martin Ampongan)

The pastor’s dilemma: To friend or not to friend

While caution has historically been the rule, today’s pastors, including those with decades of experience, are making careful choices to develop close relationships with church members. Some say Millennials demand it.

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SBC leader calls for probe into Planned Parenthood video

Viewed as less partisan than his predecessor Richard Land, ERLC head Russell Moore says it’s time for Southern Baptists to take a stand in defense of the unborn.

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LifeWay makes offer on new Nashville property

Local media say a Nashville government agency is planning to sell land on the southern edge of downtown where LifeWay Christian Resources will build a new headquarters.

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Evangelical Christians staunchest supporters of Israel: LifeWay poll

A large majority of U.S. evangelicals are in line with the view that modern Israel has a special place in God’s plan, according to new polling data by LifeWay Research.

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Daniel Rowe, associate minister of college at University Heights Baptist Church in Huntsville, leads a service. (UHBC Photo)
Daniel Rowe, associate minister of college at University Heights Baptist Church in Huntsville, leads a service. (UHBC Photo)

Church joins movement offering hands-on ministry experience to young people

University Heights Baptist Church in Huntsville, Texas, seeks to boost health of the larger church with an internship program aimed at college students. Like some pastoral residency approaches, the UHBC program offers leadership experience in church ministries.

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