Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley is assistant editor of Baptist News Global.

New study documents shifts in Latin American religious affiliation

The Pew Research Center reports a signficant drop in Catholic membership and identity in Latin America, confirming what Baptist and other Protestant leaders have seen in the religion for 40 years.

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Gender gap in clergy pay is ‘shameful,’ say some Baptist women

Bureau of Labor Statistics data show that women clergy make 76 cents for every dollar that male clergy are paid. 

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For Baptists-turned-Episcopalians, Anglican disagreement feels familiar

Former Baptist ministers who are now Episcopal priests say their church’s disagreement with the Anglican Communion is in some ways reminiscent of the controversies that roiled the Southern Baptist Convention.

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Scholar disputes pollsters’ dire predictions for faith in U.S.

Baylor University professor Rodney Stark says claims that Americans are abandoning religion result from misinterpreting survey data. 

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Inspired by Obama, Baptist pastor offers ‘state of the church’

The need to maintain facilities and the fear of upsetting congregations keep many pastors and churches from spiritual growth, Merianna Neely Harrelson said in her ‘State of the Church’ blog post.

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Increasingly, churches are unwilling to adapt, new survey indicates

Research shows that while many churches have found success by embracing change, many more view adaptation much more skeptically.

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Disaster recovery in full swing in wake of N. Texas twisters

The Dec. 26 tornadoes killed 11 and damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes in the Dallas area. Faith-based relief organizations are asking for funds and voluneers to help the survivors recover.

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Marketed faith fuels Millennials’ distrust of church, minister says

But Millennials’ failing respect for church also may come from perceptions gleaned through media reports, B.J. Hutto says.

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Making resolutions for 2016? Give them to God, ministers say

Resolutions to lose weight and quit smoking should be treated just like increasing church attendance and daily devotions. 

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Ministry leaders: challenges of 2015 offer growth in coming year

Social, racial and political tensions last year further exposed fissures in American culture. But some say those challenges offer further ways to answer the calling to minister to those in need.

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