James Dunn, robust advocate for religious liberty, dies July 4

As executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty for two decades, Dunn was outspoken in his support of religious liberty and separation of church and state.

This article was updated on Sunday, July 5, to include additional iinformation.

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Tectonic shift: Pam Durso on 30 years of progress for Baptist women ministers

Opportunities for Baptist women ministers have expanded in the past three decades and for much of that time, Pam Durso, executive director of Baptist Women in Ministry, has been at the forefront of the movement. Baptist News Global asked her to reflect on changes in the past — and those to come.

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Baptist minister Laura Barclay, right, watches as Benjamin Moore is hugged after his wedding to Tadd Roberts. The wedding, at which Barclay officiated, was held on June 26, just hours after the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationally. (Photo by Jackie Whitaker)
Baptist minister Laura Barclay, right, watches as Benjamin Moore is hugged after his wedding to Tadd Roberts. The wedding, at which Barclay officiated, was held on June 26, just hours after the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationally. (Photo by Jackie Whitaker)

Been there, done that: Some Baptist ministers have already officiated at same-sex marriages

While conservatives are getting most of the attention for their opposition to same-sex marriage, some moderate and progressive Baptist pastors are stepping forward not only in support of the practice but also in conducting ceremonies.

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Don McGregor, editor, ABP founder, dead at 91

As a Baptist state paper editor who championed a free denominational press, Mississippi layman Don McGregor was instrumental in the formation in 1990 of what today is known as Baptist News Global.

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Gay Baptist minister followed long path to marriage equality

Two years after protesting Kentucky’s ban on same-sex marriage, Bojangles Blanchard and Dominique James finally obtained their marriage license June 29.

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Then Capt. Charles Seligman (right), a chaplain, speak to volunteers following a hike at Soto Cano Air Base in Honduras. (U.S Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kimberly Rae Moore)
Then Capt. Charles Seligman (right), a chaplain, speak to volunteers following a hike at Soto Cano Air Base in Honduras. (U.S Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kimberly Rae Moore)

Chaplain: Military trains you to see ministry as God’s work, not yours

Air Force Maj. Chuck Seligman, a chaplain endorsed by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, said it’s challenging to leave people and ministries behind every three or four years. But that constant round of rotations helps remind him and other chaplains whose work they are really doing through their service.

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Jeff Haggray to lead American Baptist mission agency

The former executive minister of the District of Columbia Baptist Convention will succeed Aidsand Wright-Riggins as executive director of American Baptist Home Missions Societies.

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Union University murder trial postponed

After being pushed back once due to a backlog at a crime lab, the murder trial of 22-year-old Charlie Pittman has been postponed a second time due to a scheduling conflict involving some of the witnesses.

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SBC’s Russell Moore: Take down the Confederate flag

A son of the South whose ancestors fought in the Civil War, Russell Moore says white Christians should listen to how their black brothers and sisters in Christ feel about the Confederate flag.

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Taking Jesus seriously in East Texas

Taking Jesus seriously in East Texas

From both his pulpit and his back porch, Kyle Childress has been asking questions about violence and war, poverty and wealth, and caring for God’s earth.

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