2nd Baptist organization gets grant to aid pastors’ financial skills

The American Baptist Home Mission Societies will develop a wide-ranging program to enhance the “well-being of pastoral leaders.”

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Hong Kong church enables BWA to launch evangelism award

The diverse congregation is cited as one where evangelism is at the heart of its vocation.

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Planned facility will continue SBU's 'Christ-centered' mission, leaders say

The university has broken ground on the Gene Taylor National Free Enterprise Center, which will cost about $2.7 million.

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Martha Stearns Marshall Month around the corner

This year, Baptist Women in Ministry head Pam Durso says she is “dreaming bigger” about an annual event raising awareness of women who are called to and gifted for ministry.

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McAfee appoints new dean

Effective July 1, one theology school's loss is another's gain. 

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Social unrest sparked by accusations of police brutality show ministries that social justice must be remain a focus of ministry, some ministry leaders say. (Creative Commons photo by Elvert Barnes)
Social unrest sparked by accusations of police brutality show ministries that social justice must be remain a focus of ministry, some ministry leaders say. (Creative Commons photo by Elvert Barnes)

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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SBC president leads prayer at meeting of ‘dominionists’

Ronnie Floyd said his appearance at an International House of Prayer conference is “not an endorsement of your theology or your endorsement of my orthodoxy.”

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Baptist minister Maurice “Bojangles” Blanchard (left) was a plaintiff in one of four cases taken up by the U.S. Supreme Court challenging state bans on marriage between same-gender couples. The court’s decision in June paved the way for Blanchard and his partner, Dominique James (right), to marry later that month. (Facebook photo)
Baptist minister Maurice “Bojangles” Blanchard (left) was a plaintiff in one of four cases taken up by the U.S. Supreme Court challenging state bans on marriage between same-gender couples. The court’s decision in June paved the way for Blanchard and his partner, Dominique James (right), to marry later that month. (Facebook photo)

Race, sex, politics garner headlines in 2015

Here’s a recap of some of the stories covered by Baptist News Global in 2015.

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Bob Moore walks through his home in Rowlett, Texas, the morning after it was struck by a tornado. (AP Photo/Rex C. Curry)
Bob Moore walks through his home in Rowlett, Texas, the morning after it was struck by a tornado. (AP Photo/Rex C. Curry)

Faith-based groups gearing up for Texas tornado response

While initial assessments are only just beginning, it’s possible the damage from the three twisters that killed 11 people in the Dallas area on Saturday may require a massive, long-term response.

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AU says Christian printer has no ‘religious freedom’ right to discriminate

Hands On Originals Inc. does not have a free-speech or free-exercise right to violate Lexington-Fayette Urban County, Ky., anti-discrimination laws, Americans United for Separation of Church and State claims in a newly filed legal brief.

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