Bob Allen

Bob Allen

Bob Allen is news editor of Baptist News Global.

Seminary’s evangelistic aim at men includes gun giveaways

A Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary event open only to men and boys features door prizes including a shotgun autographed by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

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Baptists take sides in Texas abortion case

Conservative groups including the Southern Baptist Convention say a law regulating abortion clinics is beneficial for women’s health, while individuals aligned with the moderate Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and progressive Alliance of Baptists say a woman’s religious views — not those of legislators — is what matters in reproductive choice.

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LifeWay announces new headquarters site

Trustees of LifeWay Christian Resources authorized the purchase of land and construction of a new corporate headquarters during their semiannual meeting Feb. 1-2 in Nashville, Tenn.

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Baptist group urges Tyson Foods to address water quality

As part of a commitment to socially responsible investing, American Baptist Home Mission Societies will present a shareholder resolution at the 2016 Tyson Foods annual shareholders meeting tomorrow in Springdale, Ark.

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Georgia Baptist leaders back ‘religious freedom’ bill

The Georgia Baptist Convention is again lobbying for legislation they say is needed to protect Christians from religious discrimination.

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Jacksonville latest city to grapple with human rights ordinance

Jacksonville, Fla., is the latest U.S. city where clergy are arguing both for and against proposals to bar discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Seminary head says new governor boosting anti-abortion cause in Kentucky

Albert Mohler says “elections matter,” and “sometimes it is a matter of life and death.”

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Baptist journalists want answers about IMB layoffs

Two recent Baptist state newspaper editorials say Southern Baptist leaders aren’t being forthcoming enough about changes affecting the International Mission Board.

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FBC Huntsville announces pastor nominee

A prominent Cooperative Baptist Fellowship church in Alabama will vote on a new pastor Feb. 7.

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CBF to vote on new plan for funding global missions

Proposed changes to CBF governing documents include revisions to a 25-year-old open meetings bylaw.

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