Pastors file brief in support of public education

Pastors for Texas Children, a group that supports public education, says diverting taxpayer funds to private religious schools would harm both religious and public schools.

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Baptist church in hot water over baptism video

A secularist group says a Baptist church baptism service held at a public school before football practice is constitutionally out of bounds.

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Texas pastors want tax dollars for church schools

Others, like the Texas Freedom Network and Pastors for Texas Children, say the answer to improving education is not taking away already inadequate funding from public schools that are lagging behind.

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Even Christians will often choose nature over church, Bruce Gourley says. (Creative Commons photo by Moyan Brenn)
Even Christians will often choose nature over church, Bruce Gourley says. (Creative Commons photo by Moyan Brenn)

For some, another threat to church survival: natural beauty

A new study suggests a connection between low church attendance and scenic nature. The outdoors, it says, can satisfy spiritual needs the church attempts to provide.

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Coalition opposes taxpayer-funded discrimination

A broad coalition of 130 organizations joined forces Aug 20 to ask President Barack Obama to end taxpayer-funded discrimination in social service programs which receive financing under the “faith-based” initiative.

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Anti-nuke activist chastises politicians for rhetoric about proposed Iran deal

In a Christian Post interview, evangelical activist Tyler Wigg-Stevenson called recent comments by Mike Huckabee and Michelle Bachmann “outrageous” and “irresponsible.”

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Baptist preachers say they feel pressure to keep their sermons short, and that pressure comes from older, not  younger, generations. (Creative Commons photo by Ben Husmann)
Baptist preachers say they feel pressure to keep their sermons short, and that pressure comes from older, not younger, generations. (Creative Commons photo by Ben Husmann)

Don’t blame Millennials for shrinking sermon lengths, Baptists say

Growing pressures toward shorter sermons seems to be coming more from older church members, ministers say.

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Movements like Black Lives Matter are seen by some experts as potential supporters and creators of political candidates. (Paul Silva)
Movements like Black Lives Matter are seen by some experts as potential supporters and creators of political candidates. (Paul Silva)

Civil rights groups, Baptists creating ‘incredible moment’ in U.S. politics

White evangelicals are organizing to run for political office while some churches support ongoing civil rights protest movements like Black Lives Matter, and some experts say it’s all a sign that society is shifting. 

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Church-state group says matrimony sentence out of bounds

Texas Judge Randall Lee Rogers overstepped his bounds when he ordered a man charged with assault to write Bible verses and marry his girlfriend as an alternative to jail, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

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Raphael Warnock (center, at the microphone), pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, joins other Baptist leaders in calling for the restoration of rights lost when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned portions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. (Photo by Ken Camp)
Raphael Warnock (center, at the microphone), pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, joins other Baptist leaders in calling for the restoration of rights lost when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned portions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. (Photo by Ken Camp)

Progressive National Baptists initiate call to restore and advance voting rights

Recent legislation restricting voting has taken the country “back to zero,” say leaders.

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