While many Americans own Bibles, relatively few actually read them, surveys say. (Creative Commons photo by Emuishere Peliculas)
While many Americans own Bibles, relatively few actually read them, surveys say. (Creative Commons photo by Emuishere Peliculas)

Trump ‘just a symbol’ of America’s declining religious literacy, minister says

Recent surveys document that Americans as a whole — not just presidential candidates — are becoming increasingly less knowledgeable about Christianity and Scripture, and religion in general.

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CBF missions doubles down on long-term presence

A new funding plan for CBF Global Missions eliminates distinctions between self-funded and fully funded personnel.

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Those who continually seek spiritual highs through worship and other practices may be addicted to the feelings produced. (Creative Commons photo by Soul Cafe)
Those who continually seek spiritual highs through worship and other practices may be addicted to the feelings produced. (Creative Commons photo by Soul Cafe)

Addicted to spiritual highs? Try calming the soul, experts say

Church hopping to find more exciting pastors and worship, or turning to end-times theories, may be more about escaping boredom and fear than about connecting with God, according to writers and ministers who focus on spiritual formation.

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Former Baptist youth minister Chris Adams, now rector of an Episcopal parish in New Mexico, says he isn’t worried that a split will occur in the Anglican Communion. (Photo courtesy of Chris Adams)
Former Baptist youth minister Chris Adams, now rector of an Episcopal parish in New Mexico, says he isn’t worried that a split will occur in the Anglican Communion. (Photo courtesy of Chris Adams)

For Baptists-turned-Episcopalians, Anglican disagreement feels familiar

Former Baptist ministers who are now Episcopal priests say their church’s disagreement with the Anglican Communion is in some ways reminiscent of the controversies that roiled the Southern Baptist Convention.

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IMB layoffs hit home office

The Southern Baptist International Mission Board announced Jan. 14 the elimination of its stateside communications department.

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Many are surprised to learn that human trafficking is a problem within the U.S. (Creative Commons photo)
Many are surprised to learn that human trafficking is a problem within the U.S. (Creative Commons photo)

Baptists team up to combat domestic human trafficking

Efforts also are underway to educate more churches and individiuals about the scope of the problem, which some incorrectly believe is only an overseas one.

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Paris is home to a wide array of local and ethnic Christian churches, which CBF field personnel are attempting to bring into spiritual harmony. (Creative Commons photo by Yann Caradec)
Paris is home to a wide array of local and ethnic Christian churches, which CBF field personnel are attempting to bring into spiritual harmony. (Creative Commons photo by Yann Caradec)

Couple creating church ‘Mosaic’ from diversity in Paris

CBF field personnel Julie and David Brown are working to overcome cultural and racial differences that divide some Christians and churches in Paris. Often that means welcoming immigrants and refugees.

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Christians and Muslims don’t worship same God, SBC leader says

Weighing in on the latest round of a debate popping up on and off since 9/11, theologian Albert Mohler says it’s impossible to truly worship God while rejecting Jesus Christ.

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Two rural churches rile Baptist association by calling women as pastor

Nelson Baptist Association in Kentucky recently removed two churches after both called a woman as their senior pastor.

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Pastor cites ‘feminist rebellion’ in moral decline

A Southern Baptist pastor made waves in Memphis, Tenn., with a televised sermon claiming that women need to submit to their husbands in all things and that a “feminist rebellion” was responsible for many of the problems the country is facing.

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