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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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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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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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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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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Northminster Baptist Church youth perform home repair work in Jackson, Miss. (Northminster BC photo)
Northminster Baptist Church youth perform home repair work in Jackson, Miss. (Northminster BC photo)

Being ‘in friendship,’ not ‘on mission,’ boosts Baptist church in Jackson, Miss.

The Wider Net ministry at Northminster Baptist Church is transforming the faith of members, ministers and residents of a nearby troubled community.

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Ministers who serve Englewood Baptist Church in Gladstone, Mo., take a break for a photo on their first Sunday as the three-pastor team. Cynthia Saddler (left) is coordinating pastor of congregational relationships, with Robin Sandbothe as coordinating pastor of spiritual relationships and Mark Buhlig as coordinating pastor of community relationships. (Englewood BC photo)
Ministers who serve Englewood Baptist Church in Gladstone, Mo., take a break for a photo on their first Sunday as the three-pastor team. Cynthia Saddler (left) is coordinating pastor of congregational relationships, with Robin Sandbothe as coordinating pastor of spiritual relationships and Mark Buhlig as coordinating pastor of community relationships. (Englewood BC photo)

Two women, one man make up Baptist church's pastoral team

Entrepreneurial ministry team at Missouri church brings a variety of backgrounds and experiences to the pastoral offerings at Englewood Baptist Church.

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Baltimore Southern Baptists respond to unrest with prayer, service

NAMB church planters see service opportunities in Baltimore as their moment to shine.

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FBC Oklahoma City looks north for pastor

Kent Berghuis, an American Baptist pastor in Pennsylvania, has been named pastor of a church with deep historic ties to the Southern Baptist Convention now identified with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

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Nearby church to commemorate 20th anniversary of Oklahoma City bombing

The music ministry of First Baptist Church of Oklahoma City will present the musical Shelter on Sunday, April 19, at 10:30 a.m. at the church, 1201 N. Robinson.

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