Book tells untold story of women in the SBC controversy

A self-described “GA gone bad,” historian Elizabeth Flowers returned to her Southern Baptist roots to research and write an acclaimed book that she hopes can be used in service of the church.

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‘90 Minutes in Heaven’ coming to big screen

As LifeWay Christian Resources exits a market derided by critics as “heaven tourism,” another Christian retailer is producing a film adaptation of the New York Times bestseller 90 Minutes in Heaven.

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Participants in a Memphis zombie walk amble along a downtown street. Zombies have become powerful symbols for some Americans. (Creative Commons photo by Lindsey Turner)
Participants in a Memphis zombie walk amble along a downtown street. Zombies have become powerful symbols for some Americans. (Creative Commons photo by Lindsey Turner)

Many Americans find meaning in vampire, zombie tales, Baylor prof says

Scholar, author and lecturer Greg Garrett says popular books and films dealing with afterlife issues reveal the spiritual questions of many Americans, including those who are unaffiliated with churches.

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Publisher finds challenges in appealing to conservative, liberal faith traditions

The Crown Publishing Group is distancing its WaterBrook Multnomah brand, a publisher of conservative evangelical authors including Al Mohler, from Convergent Books, a separate imprint formed in 2012 to appeal to a more liberal crowd.

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African-American Baptist group protests ‘Black Jesus’

The Progressive National Baptist Convention is mounting a petition drive seeking removal of a TV comedy that leaders say disrespects their faith tradition.

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Singing from the same page — but is it with a choir or a praise band?

Singing from the same page — but is it with a choir or a praise band?

Churches increasingly opt for the latter, but some Christian musicians say abandoning choirs is a bad idea.

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The early Church Fathers recognized truth and beauty in non-Christian sources as evidence of God at work in the world, says cultural analyst Greg Garrett.
The early Church Fathers recognized truth and beauty in non-Christian sources as evidence of God at work in the world, says cultural analyst Greg Garrett.

Preachers: Read fiction to learn human condition, not for sermon fodder

Imaginative fiction can help preachers convey truth, says cultural analyst.

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Harp 46 leads a 2013 worship service. Band member April Stace Vega says jazz  music in worship can transform musicians and worshipers alike. (Photo by Josh Hayden)
Harp 46 leads a 2013 worship service. Band member April Stace Vega says jazz music in worship can transform musicians and worshipers alike. (Photo by Josh Hayden)

Seeking God through worship — and jazz

Jazz’s improvisational nature reflectes the free-flowing nature of the Holy Spirit, say advocates of using the musical form in worship.

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Brendan Gleeson stars in the film ‘Calvary.’ (Fox Searchlight Pictures photo)
Brendan Gleeson stars in the film ‘Calvary.’ (Fox Searchlight Pictures photo)

Baptist film critics: Christian films and audiences must evolve

As Christian filmakers seek to grow markets and profits, observers say they must embrace difficult themes and subjects to succeed.

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Illuminated Bible to be featured in BTSR exhibit

The St. John’s Bible, a massive artistic undertaking, will spend October at the Virginia seminary.

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