Students enjoy racing the pinewood derby cars they constructed from kits. A team from Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Heartland introduced the cars on their latest trip to Slovakia, where they worked at a school and with children from a nearby Roma settlement. (Photo by Matt Thompson)
Students enjoy racing the pinewood derby cars they constructed from kits. A team from Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Heartland introduced the cars on their latest trip to Slovakia, where they worked at a school and with children from a nearby Roma settlement. (Photo by Matt Thompson)

Pinewood derby races connect children, faith in Slovakia

A team from CBF Heartland took enough cars for each child in a Roma settlement to participate in pinewood derby races.

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Baptist scholar says Mormonism becoming more Christian

Though strong theological differences remain between Mormons and traditional Christians, a Baptist scholar said he believes a gradual shift is occurring among LDS scholars “toward a somewhat more biblical and even evangelical account of Christ and salvation."

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Pastor criticizes seminary president’s endorsement of secularist group

A conservative Southern Baptist pastor in Texas says agency heads today routinely get away with things that during the conservative resurgence would have gotten their moderate predecessors fired.

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Whether in local soup kitchens or global missions, ministers say Christians should be alert for opportunities to share their faith. (Creative Commons photo by Sam Beebe)
Whether in local soup kitchens or global missions, ministers say Christians should be alert for opportunities to share their faith. (Creative Commons photo by Sam Beebe)

Recover the balance between service and evangelism, urge theologians

The tension between service and evangelism goes back far in Christian history, but experts say it can be as simple as watching and waiting for the right moment to share. 

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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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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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Faith is growing, not dying, in America and around the world, experts say. (Creative Commons photo by Dallas City Temple)
Faith is growing, not dying, in America and around the world, experts say. (Creative Commons photo by Dallas City Temple)

Don’t plan any funerals for religion just yet, Baylor scholars say

Conference speakers highlight statistics and trends showing that in the U.S. and around the world, faith is on the rise.

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Seminary president says Southern Baptists drifting toward infant baptism

Midwestern Seminary President Jason Allen says the practice of baptizing children at younger and younger ages has contributed to “unregenerate church members” in the SBC.

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Aiming to deepen rite’s meaning, Baptist pastor in Ohio baptizes infant

Aiming to deepen rite’s meaning, Baptist pastor in Ohio baptizes infant

Rodney Kennedy at First Baptist Church in Dayton, Ohio, said the practice conforms to his beliefs about baptism being the beginning of a life-long process. 

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