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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Tale of evangelical sex scandal hits Washington newsstands

In the works for 10 months, a story in the February 2016 Washingtonian brings to the public details of an alleged conspiracy to cover up sexual abuse by a prominent evangelical megachurch.

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Todd Starnes deplores evangelical attacks on Trump

The Southern Baptist pundit and Fox News personality says some Republicans seem more determined to defeat Donald Trump and Ted Cruz than they do the Democrats.

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Rose Wasike began working with Buckner in her native Kenya before attending Baylor. Both experiences changed her life. (Buckner photo by Chelsea White)
Rose Wasike began working with Buckner in her native Kenya before attending Baylor. Both experiences changed her life. (Buckner photo by Chelsea White)

Kenyan earns her way to U.S. university to improve her ministry in Africa

After completing a university-level global mission leadership program and hands-on ministry in the Rio Grande Valley, Rose Wasike has returned to Kenya to apply what she learned for the benefit of families there.

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SBC leader joins Rubio advisory board

Southern Seminary President Albert Mohler has been tapped by presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) to serve on his Dignity of Life Advisory Board.

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RNC disinvites debate moderator after Trump takedown

Contributors to an online symposium on why conservatives shouldn’t support Donald Trump included SBC agency head Russell Moore.

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Pam Durso, executive director of Baptist Women in Ministry, said churches should look within themselves — and their budgets — to correct gender-based inequities in pay. (BWIM photo)
Pam Durso, executive director of Baptist Women in Ministry, said churches should look within themselves — and their budgets — to correct gender-based inequities in pay. (BWIM photo)

Gender gap in clergy pay is ‘shameful,’ say some Baptist women

Bureau of Labor Statistics data show that women clergy make 76 cents for every dollar that male clergy are paid. 

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Government to post names of schools seeking Title IX waivers

The Education Department says it will create a searchable database listing private Christian colleges and universities that opt out of federal guidelines banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

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