The passion that marks HIspanic Christianity can be a gift to the larger American church, a Baptist pastor says. (Creative Commons photo)
The passion that marks HIspanic Christianity can be a gift to the larger American church, a Baptist pastor says. (Creative Commons photo)

Hispanic faith could revive the rest of the church, say speakers

Baptist pastors urge fellow Hispanics to stay on course because they can influence the American church with their passion and focus. 

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White House expands religious objections to birth control

The Obama administration released new rules Friday aimed at guaranteeing that female employees receive cost-free contraceptive insurance coverage while accommodating religious objections of their employers.

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Navigating hot-button issues in a church whose members disagree challenges most pastors. (Creative Commons photo)
Navigating hot-button issues in a church whose members disagree challenges most pastors. (Creative Commons photo)

Debates on racism, gay rights take toll on pastors

Events like the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage and the Charleston church shootings have many church members on edge, which often puts the pressure on pastors to choose sides.

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Two Baptist colleges ask Supreme Court for protection from mandate

A lower court ruled the schools’ free exercise of religion is not substantially burdened by a requirement they opt out of emergency contraceptive coverage and shift responsibility to a third-party provider.

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N.C. lawmakers lift ban on Sunday hunting

“Sunday is for rest — rest not just for man but also animals,” Christian Action League head Mark Creech said of compromise legislation to allow firearm hunting on Sunday but not during the morning worship hour.

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In some ways, science-religion discussions haven’t come far since the Scopes trial on evolution, but young people are largely uninterested in that approach to the topic. (Creative Commons photo by Kevin Dooley)
In some ways, science-religion discussions haven’t come far since the Scopes trial on evolution, but young people are largely uninterested in that approach to the topic. (Creative Commons photo by Kevin Dooley)

Millennials not OK with conventional science vs. religion debates, experts say

The generation’s openness to science doesn’t necessarily mean they have no room for faith. Scholars say the key is to not present the topic in an either-or manner. 

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Baptist groups react to gay marriage ruling

Baptist reaction to the Supreme Court’s recognition of same-sex marriage ran the gamut from disapproval to celebration to agreeing to disagree.

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Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage in all 50 states

Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage in all 50 states

Responses to Friday’s landmark ruling ranged from exhilaration to disappointment, along with a focus on protection of consciences.

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Black, white pastors unite in ‘war’ on fear, racism

Leaders of four Baptist congregations in Louisville are taking on poverty and education seeking to build a city where “every valley is lifted up and every mountain made low."

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Progressive National Baptist Convention President James Perkins (center) joined Kip Banks (left), interim general secretary, and Raphael Warnock, social justice commission chair, at a briefing in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington. (BNG photo)
Progressive National Baptist Convention President James Perkins (center) joined Kip Banks (left), interim general secretary, and Raphael Warnock, social justice commission chair, at a briefing in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington. (BNG photo)

50 years on, Baptist leaders say voting rights are jeopardized

Representatives of the Progressive National Baptist Convention believe it’s time to restore key provisions of the 50-year-old Voting Rights Act.

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