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Fellowship is one of the main motivations for many who ride motorcycles, some Baptist riders say. (Creative Commons photo by Roy Lister)
Fellowship is one of the main motivations for many who ride motorcycles, some Baptist riders say. (Creative Commons photo by Roy Lister)

Waco shoot-out distorts their experience with bikers, say some Baptists

Some Baptists are saying the shooting misrepresents those bikers who ride for fellowship and the gospel.

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Southern Baptist leader endorses secularist campaign

Seminary president Danny Akin joins celebrity atheists Bill Maher and Penn & Teller in speaking out for people who don’t believe in God.

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Man confesses to child porn; church disciplines his wife

Elders of a Calvinist Southern Baptist megachurch have apologized for ministering to a member who confessed to sex crimes while disciplining his wife for having their marriage annulled.

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A home damaged in the area of the San Marcos, Wimberley and Blanco communities. (Texas Baptist Men photo)
A home damaged in the area of the San Marcos, Wimberley and Blanco communities. (Texas Baptist Men photo)

Army of aid mobilizes as storms, flooding pound Texas, Oklahoma

A variety of Baptist groups are seeking ways to help those impacted by a month of wet, violent weather.

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Citing prayer and a ‘persuasive board chair,’ Olive says he’ll remain at Bluefield

The school’s president earlier had announced plans to take a position at a South Carolina university.

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Baptist News Global to honor Texas editor for lifetime achievement

Marv Knox, a veteran Baptist journalist who served on the Associated Baptist Press (now Baptist News Global) board of directors for 23 years, has been named fourth recipient of the Greg Warner Lifetime Achievement Award in Religious Journalism.

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Cyclists outside of Corsicana, Texas, shrug off the spray of 18-wheelers on slick streets as they participate in the 500-mile ride to raise funds for hunger. (Photo/Texas Baptist Communications)
Cyclists outside of Corsicana, Texas, shrug off the spray of 18-wheelers on slick streets as they participate in the 500-mile ride to raise funds for hunger. (Photo/Texas Baptist Communications)

Cyclists churn out hundreds of miles to eradicate hunger

Facing rain and flats, the riders pedaled 500 miles to raise funds for the Texas Baptist Hunger Offering.

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Bluefield College president resigns to take position at S.C. university

David Olive has led the Baptist-affiliated school for eight years.

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An Ohio pastor recently rode a bull, as this rider did in an unrelated photo, to share the gospel with hundreds. (Creative Commons photo)
An Ohio pastor recently rode a bull, as this rider did in an unrelated photo, to share the gospel with hundreds. (Creative Commons photo)

Ohio bull-riding leads to 300 baptisms — and prompts questions about church as entertainment

As an Ohio pastor takes to bull riding to win converts, other ministers say it’s the long-term discipleship process that turns the newly baptized into lifelong disciples.

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Doug Dortch nominated as CBF moderator-elect

The pastor of Mountain Brook Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., heads a list of nominees for leadership positions to be voted on at the upcoming CBF General Assembly in Dallas.

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A chaplain, left, leads a burial at sea on board the aircraft carrier Intrepid during World War II. (National Naval Aviation Museum photo)
A chaplain, left, leads a burial at sea on board the aircraft carrier Intrepid during World War II. (National Naval Aviation Museum photo)

Memorial Day can evoke painful memories for military chaplains, former Navy officer says

Chaplain Gerry Hutchinson said Memorial Day can be one of the most emotionally challenging, and spiritually rewarding, times for military chaplains. 

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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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