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Members of First Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Christ in Macon, Ga. held an Easter egg hunt this year. This Sunday they will sign a covenant of action to jointly address problems in local schools. (Photo courtesy of First Baptist Church in Macon).
Members of First Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Christ in Macon, Ga. held an Easter egg hunt this year. This Sunday they will sign a covenant of action to jointly address problems in local schools. (Photo courtesy of First Baptist Church in Macon).

2 Baptist churches use shared roots to grow covenant of action in Macon, Ga.

The New Baptist Covenant initiative inspires First Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Christ in Macon to re-unite to serve struggling students in local schools, ministers say.

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Steven Porter speaks at First Baptist Church in Tallahassee, Fla. (Jeff Brumley/BNG)
Steven Porter speaks at First Baptist Church in Tallahassee, Fla. (Jeff Brumley/BNG)

CBF’s Porter gives peek at new global missions process

Steven Porter says a new CBF global missions structure will be proposed by the fall, with anticipated approval in January 2016. 

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Virginia church discovers what ‘mission’ means in its community

Going the extra mile is the essence of the gospel, Bruce Powers believes. First, though, Christians must be able to hear God’s telling them which mile to pursue.

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Thomas Merton (PBS.org image)
Thomas Merton (PBS.org image)

Hinson-Merton friendship continues impact on Baptist spirituality

Glenn Hinson urges fellow Baptists to emulate the late Catholic monk Thomas Merton’s belief that contemplative spirituality is not limited to monasteries.

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‘God’s way’ of doing missions in N. Korea, Baptist minister says

A minister from Texas verifies delivery of tons of food to North Korean schools, orphanages and a hospital.

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Pat Anderson, left, the first coordinator of CBF Florida, speaks with Mark Wilbanks, its third moderator, during the 1990s. (Photo courtesy of CBF Florida)
Pat Anderson, left, the first coordinator of CBF Florida, speaks with Mark Wilbanks, its third moderator, during the 1990s. (Photo courtesy of CBF Florida)

At 25, CBF Florida thanks God — and Hurricane Andrew — for missions focus

A current focus on the Caribbean and Latin America and participation by a young generation of Baptists is expected to propel CBF Florida into a future of service.

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Bluefield unveils half-price tuition plan for qualified students

The initiative aims to provide a pathway to quality higher education for students in central Appalachia.

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Bigger class, new journalism component defines 2015 Mercer On Mission

Mercer University said it will send 180 students to a dozen locations around the world this year.

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Charlotte Connah, at podium, explains the inspiration behind the interfaith prayer garden at Mercer University. (Photo courtesy Mercer University Marketing Communications)
Charlotte Connah, at podium, explains the inspiration behind the interfaith prayer garden at Mercer University. (Photo courtesy Mercer University Marketing Communications)

Religions converge at Mercer’s new interfaith prayer garden

 The dedication capped three years of planning, fundraising and construction by a multi-religious coalition.

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Rex Horne stepping down from Ouachita

The former pastor to President Clinton has served as president of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention-affiliated university since 2006.

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IMB drops ban on ‘private prayer language’

New guidelines for the International Mission Board’s missionary appointment require adherence to the Baptist Faith and Message.

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Paul Swiney, with wife, Tambi, says being married to a pastor is challenging but rewarding. (Photo courtesy of Paul Swiney)
Paul Swiney, with wife, Tambi, says being married to a pastor is challenging but rewarding. (Photo courtesy of Paul Swiney)

Watching wives face criticism toughest part of marriage to ministers, husbands say

Baptist Women in Ministry hosted a conference call Tuesday in which the husbands of women ministers also said there are many rewards to go along with the challenges.

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BNG dinner to feature authors of new book about Ebola experience

Louise Troh and Christine Wicker explore the saga of the United States’ first Ebola victim.

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Baptists helping Texas twister victims

Texas Baptist Men and other groups responded in Van, Texas, where many have been displaced by the Sunday tornado.

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Book tells story of love in the time of Ebola

It’s a poignant account of Thomas Eric Duncan, America’s first Ebola victim, as well as his fiancé, Louise Troh, and her family.

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Former Baptist leader Winfred Moore dies

Winfred Moore, longtime pastor of First Baptist Church in Amarillo, Texas, and a moderate leader in the Southern Baptist Convention, died Friday at age 95.

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Whether in the city or in the country, above, churches become sacred through baptisms, funerals and other rituals. (Creative Commons photo by Kevin Dooley)
Whether in the city or in the country, above, churches become sacred through baptisms, funerals and other rituals. (Creative Commons photo by Kevin Dooley)

Baptists struggle to sell or share sacred space

Experts say Catholics and Anglicans aren't the only ones who become attached to their church buildings, and that Baptists are often the most reluctant to let go of buildings or allow others in — even when membership and revenues plummet.

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Evidence released against Baptist minister charged with murder

A new court document alleges a motive and details discrepancies during questioning that led to the arrest of former minister Richard Shahan for his wife’s murder on July 23, 2013.

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The Rio Grande. Samford University students were influential in inspiring Baptist ministries in communities located along the river. (Creative Commons photo by Lee Ruk)
The Rio Grande. Samford University students were influential in inspiring Baptist ministries in communities located along the river. (Creative Commons photo by Lee Ruk)

Samford students inspired Baptist ministry along the Rio Grande

A new book by Samford University professor Myralyn Allgood documents the longstanding role students from the Alabama school have had on outreach along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Nepalese Baptists participate in global relief effort for quake victims

The Nepal Baptist Church Council, a Baptist World Alliance member, is providing tents, food and medical care.

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