Advocate for women ministers honored for lifetime achievement

Christians for Biblical Equality honored Pam Durso with its Lifetime Achievement Award at the group’s recent meeting in California.

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Former preacher deemed fit to stand trial for triple murder

Two of the three victims were active in ministry at a Southern Baptist church.

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CBF Virginia leader takes job with BTSR

Rob Fox, a graduate and former employee at Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, is returning to his alma mater after six years as field coordinator for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Virginia.

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Tommy Deal, top right, attends a gathering of the North American Baptist Fellowship’s Disaster Response Network in 2014. Deal’s relationship-building skills were a big asset in his role as leader of CBF’s disaster response efforts. (BNG photo)
Tommy Deal, top right, attends a gathering of the North American Baptist Fellowship’s Disaster Response Network in 2014. Deal’s relationship-building skills were a big asset in his role as leader of CBF’s disaster response efforts. (BNG photo)

Deal, disaster response director with ‘a chaplain’s heart,’ leaving CBF

Tommy Deal’s last day as CBF disaster response director is July 31. Ron Fairley, coordinator of projects and services for CBF, will serve as interim beginning Aug. 1.

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Rwandan peacemaker given human rights award

Corneille Gato Munyamasoko aimed at forgiveness and reconciliation between perpetrators and victims of the Rwandan genocide.

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Developing ‘transcongregational’ mindset could be BWA’s gift to Baptists, says Upton

The outgoing president of the Baptist World Alliance sees growing connectedness among churches.

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New BWA president aims to be transformative agent

As the global organization’s top elected official, Paul Msiza will bring experience deeply rooted in South Africa’s history.

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Jean Carnahan has leaned on her faith to get through dark times. (University of Missouri photo)
Jean Carnahan has leaned on her faith to get through dark times. (University of Missouri photo)

Faith propels Carnahan to 'repair the world' after governor husband, son lost in crash

Former Missouri senator and First Lady Jean Carnahan said her Baptist faith, and the Jewish notion of making the world a better place, have sustained her after her husband, Gov. Mel Carnahan, and their son, Randy, died in a 2000 plane crash.

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Memorial service for ‘Baptist folk hero’ portrays passionate life

James Dunn, who died July 4, was committed to religious liberty, social justice and his thousands of friends, said speakers at his memorial service.

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Veteran pastors say developing friendships within their churches is rewarding and doesn’t undermine pastoral effectiveness. (Creative Commons photo by Rainier Martin Ampongan)
Veteran pastors say developing friendships within their churches is rewarding and doesn’t undermine pastoral effectiveness. (Creative Commons photo by Rainier Martin Ampongan)

The pastor’s dilemma: To friend or not to friend

While caution has historically been the rule, today’s pastors, including those with decades of experience, are making careful choices to develop close relationships with church members. Some say Millennials demand it.

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