Citing confidentiality breaches, American Baptists suspend executive search

A yearlong search for the next general secretary of American Baptist Churches USA has been suspended over “breaches of confidentiality” that officials say have compromised the process.

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Maintain legacy of racism busting, American Baptists told

“We know how to do this,” Amy Butler challenged members of America’s most diverse Protestant body.

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Rob Nash named interim dean at McAfee

Mercer University Provost Scott Davis has appointed missions professor Rob Nash Jr. as interim dean of the James and Carolyn McAfee School of Theology, effective July 1.

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SACS extends probation for Louisiana College

The accrediting agency’s board of trustees also placed another Baptist school on probation: Bluefield College in Virginia.

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The Carroll Center is B.H. Carroll’s newly purchased administrative hub in Irving, Texas. (Photo by Loopnet.com)
The Carroll Center is B.H. Carroll’s newly purchased administrative hub in Irving, Texas. (Photo by Loopnet.com)

B.H. Carroll sees new administrative hub as key to decentralized, virtual future

The Carroll Center is the institute’s newly purchased administrative hub in Irving, Texas, finally giving it a permanent home, leaders say.

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BJC speaker explains why many blacks cool to First Amendment

Speaking on Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of American slavery, Marvin McMickle explained why relatively few African-Americans are vocal supporters of the separation of church and state.

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Mark Wingfield interviews Christine Wicker and Louise Troh in Dallas. (BNG photo by Bob Allen)
Mark Wingfield interviews Christine Wicker and Louise Troh in Dallas. (BNG photo by Bob Allen)

Ebola victim’s fiancée speaks at BNG’s annual event

Louise Troh, a member of Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas who was quarantined in last year’s Ebola scare, shared parts of her story at an auxiliary event at the 2015 CBF General Assembly.

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CBF partner school earns accreditation

Baptist Seminary of Kentucky has been accredited by the Association of Theological Schools, an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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Joe Phelps (center), flanked by Steve Wells and Rebecca Adrian. (BNG photo/Bob Allen
Joe Phelps (center), flanked by Steve Wells and Rebecca Adrian. (BNG photo/Bob Allen

Pastor friends agree to disagree on homosexuality

Homosexuality is perhaps today’s most polarizing issue, but it doesn’t have to be, according to a panel on pastoral responses to LGBTQ issues at the CBF General Assembly in Dallas.

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BNG honors Marv Knox for lifetime achievement

Currently editor and publisher of Baptist Standard Publishing, the onetime Baptist Press feature editor had a ringside seat for one of the most important schisms in American religion in the 20th century.

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