Mohler applauds discovery of gravitational waves but says it doesn’t prove anything

People who see the vast expanse of space as evidence of an old universe rely on a secular rather than biblical worldview, says the Southern Baptist theologian and seminary president.

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Erin Conaway said humor and fun are key parts of his calling and ministry. He is known to his congregation and colleagues for his sense of humor. (Photo courtesy of Erin Conaway)
Erin Conaway said humor and fun are key parts of his calling and ministry. He is known to his congregation and colleagues for his sense of humor. (Photo courtesy of Erin Conaway)

Ministers preaching humor for Christians, churches

Laughter, fun are signs of a healthy congregation that celebrates the joy and hope of the Christian story, Baptist pastors say.

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Chelsea Clinton says Sunday school lesson made her a former Baptist

The daughter of current presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton says people on both ends of the political spectrum are skeptical about her parents’ faith.

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Work underway on sexual misconduct resource

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is collaborating with partner Baptist Women in Ministry to compile a resource listing best practices.

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John Crowder inspects completed work orders for damaged homes just weeks after the 2013 fertilizer plant explosion. (BNG photo by Jeff Brumley)
John Crowder inspects completed work orders for damaged homes just weeks after the 2013 fertilizer plant explosion. (BNG photo by Jeff Brumley)

Baptist who led West, Texas recovery becomes 'disaster pastor'

John Crowder and his First Baptist Church of West, Texas, helped the city recover from a 2013 fertilizer plant explosion. Now he's taking what he learned from the experience to help other pastors in disaster areas.

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Baylor under fire for sexual assault response

Critics say the Texas Baptist university has failed to take responsibility for sexual violence on campus.

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Act of solidarity

Act of solidarity

For one Baptist woman in Kansas City, wearing a hijab is a profound — and visible — expression of support for Muslims.

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Baptist church challenges noise ordinance

Vintage Church of New Orleans says strict noise restrictions are impeding its ability to worship.

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Hospitals are places where faith and crisis mix. (Creative Commons photo)
Hospitals are places where faith and crisis mix. (Creative Commons photo)

Faith forged in crisis helps hospital chaplain ‘model calm’ in emergencies

Author Stacy Sergent said her calling into chaplaincy helps form her faith and spirituality. Now she is able to be the presence of God to those in crisis at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

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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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Rachel Gabucci said the community of help that sprung up around her sustained her through giving a daughter to adoption. (Photos by Chelsea White)
Rachel Gabucci said the community of help that sprung up around her sustained her through giving a daughter to adoption. (Photos by Chelsea White)

It takes a village to assist woman through adoption decision

Alone, handing an infant over for adoption can be a confusing and painful experience. With the help of others, Rachel Gabucci said, her decision became much easier to bear.

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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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Members of The Well at Springfield worship at an urban park in Jacksonville, Fla. (Photo courtesy of Susan Rogers)
Members of The Well at Springfield worship at an urban park in Jacksonville, Fla. (Photo courtesy of Susan Rogers)

Missional focus will assuage congregations’ fears, ministers say

Declining memberships and closing churches have led some congregations to react with fear, which in turn is a turnoff for potential members, a Christian leader says.

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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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Former congressman heads Feed the Children

J.C. Watts, a Republican who served Oklahoma’s 4th Congressional District from 1995 to 2003, begins Feb. 1 as new president of the international relief charity based in Oklahoma City.

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Courtney Greer with her daughter Kyleigh. (Photos by Chelsea White)
Courtney Greer with her daughter Kyleigh. (Photos by Chelsea White)

Youth emerges from foster care to build life, help others

Courtney Greer lived in 27 foster homes between the ages of 11 and 18, and today is grateful for the experience. So she is passing it on to her own daughter and to other children living in foster care.

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Florida pastor named president of Northern Seminary

After nearly 20 years as a pastor in the South, he will take the helm of the suburban Chicago school in March.

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Former Glorieta homeowners get legal aid

Kirk and Susie Tompkins, who unsuccessfully sued to stop the sale of Glorieta Conference Center, now have a lawyer to help with their appeal.

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