Bob Allen

Bob Allen

Bob Allen is news editor of Baptist News Global.

Former youth pastor sentenced to 15 years for abuse

Mack Allen Davis, 74, confessed in December to abusing boys in the 1970s and 1980s while working with youth at a Southern Baptist church in Alabama.

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Rex Horne stepping down from Ouachita

The former pastor to President Clinton has served as president of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention-affiliated university since 2006.

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CBF, SBC unite against payday loans

Known more for their differences than what they hold in common, Cooperative and Southern Baptists have found a common cause in regulating abusive lending practices that prey upon the poor.

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‘The least of these’ too often taken out of context, says professor

Denny Burk says using “the least of these” in discussions about the poor is a classic case of “right doctrine, wrong text.”

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IMB drops ban on ‘private prayer language’

New guidelines for the International Mission Board’s missionary appointment require adherence to the Baptist Faith and Message.

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Texas Senate OKs clergy freedom bill

The bill, now headed toward the House, would clarify that ministers cannot be sued for refusing to marry same-sex couples because of their religious convictions.

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Midwestern Seminary adopts Danvers Statement

Another Southern Baptist Convention seminary has identified with core beliefs promoted by the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood.

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Baptist leader celebrates Ebola-free Liberia

“I thank my God!” Liberian Baptist president Olu Menjay said after attending a World Health Organization ceremony declaring the country is Ebola-free.

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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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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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