‘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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Historians say Southern Baptist women paved way in improving race relations

While much history is written about the role of organizations such as the Christian Life Commission in leading the Southern Baptist Convention to repent of its racist past, a panel of historians says black and white women had been working together as partners for many years.

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Alliance celebrates 25 years of partnership missions

Cuban Baptist leaders believe normalizing relations between the United States and Cuba results in part from seeds planted a quarter century ago building church-to-church relationships between Baptists in the two countries.

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Whether it's ISIS or deadly weather, fear is nothing new and modern Christians should look to the ancients for answers, some Baptists say. (Creative Commons photo by Day Donaldson)
Whether it's ISIS or deadly weather, fear is nothing new and modern Christians should look to the ancients for answers, some Baptists say. (Creative Commons photo by Day Donaldson)

Prayer, community antidotes to fear, Baptist leaders say

From ancient times onward, Christians and Baptists turned to congregations, prayer and action to face fears ranging from war and disease to persecution and violent weather.

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A portion of the genocide memorial in Armenia. (Creative Commons photo)
A portion of the genocide memorial in Armenia. (Creative Commons photo)

Like pope, recent Baylor symposium called Armenian massacre ‘genocide’

“Remembering Genocide,” a symposium to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the slaughter of more than 1 million Armenian Christians, used the same term that landed Pope Francis in hot water with the Turkish government, which denies the killings were genocide.

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