Thomas Merton (PBS.org image)
Thomas Merton (PBS.org image)

Hinson-Merton friendship continues impact on Baptist spirituality

Glenn Hinson urges fellow Baptists to emulate the late Catholic monk Thomas Merton’s belief that contemplative spirituality is not limited to monasteries.

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Rex Horne stepping down from Ouachita

The former pastor to President Clinton has served as president of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention-affiliated university since 2006.

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Paul Swiney, with wife, Tambi, says being married to a pastor is challenging but rewarding. (Photo courtesy of Paul Swiney)
Paul Swiney, with wife, Tambi, says being married to a pastor is challenging but rewarding. (Photo courtesy of Paul Swiney)

Watching wives face criticism toughest part of marriage to ministers, husbands say

Baptist Women in Ministry hosted a conference call Tuesday in which the husbands of women ministers also said there are many rewards to go along with the challenges.

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Book tells story of love in the time of Ebola

It’s a poignant account of Thomas Eric Duncan, America’s first Ebola victim, as well as his fiancé, Louise Troh, and her family.

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Former Baptist leader Winfred Moore dies

Winfred Moore, longtime pastor of First Baptist Church in Amarillo, Texas, and a moderate leader in the Southern Baptist Convention, died Friday at age 95.

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Evidence released against Baptist minister charged with murder

A new court document alleges a motive and details discrepancies during questioning that led to the arrest of former minister Richard Shahan for his wife’s murder on July 23, 2013.

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(Creative Commons Photo)

Baptist minister mourns executions of ‘Bali 9’ members

Tina Bailey, a CBF field personnel serving in Bali, hopes the executions will shine light on the injustice of capital punishment.

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Tony Lankford preaches in an Atlanta park. (Park Avenue Baptist photo)
Tony Lankford preaches in an Atlanta park. (Park Avenue Baptist photo)

Missional ethic propels Baptist pastor from inner-city pulpit to seaside resort

Tony Lankford is leaving Park Avenue Baptist, in urban Atlanta, for First Baptist Church in St. Simons Island, Ga. While very different congregations, they face similar challenges that Lankford will address.

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Bible translator, teacher Roger Omanson dies

Omanson, who taught New Testament at Southern Seminary in the 1980s, spent most of his career working out problems with translating thoughts from ancient Hebrew and Greek into modern languages around the world.

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Missy Ward-Angalla (front row, second from right) celebrates with new graduates of Amani Sasa’s vocational training program. Women in the program discover a support system and leave empowered to help others. (Photo courtesy of CBF)
Missy Ward-Angalla (front row, second from right) celebrates with new graduates of Amani Sasa’s vocational training program. Women in the program discover a support system and leave empowered to help others. (Photo courtesy of CBF)

Seeing injustice, Baptist launches ministry for refugee women in Uganda

After seeing the plight of refugee women in Uganda, Missy Ward-Angalla has returned to the country to start her own ministry to them.

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