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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Julie Pennington-Russell resigns as pastor of FBC Decatur

After 30 years of “running errands” for God in three different congregations, a pioneer Baptist woman in ministry is stepping out of the pulpit.

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Baptist disaster responder, through Facebook, reports on Nepal efforts

Eddy Ruble, who serves through the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in Southeast Asia, has extensive experience in providing disaster-response services in that part of the world. 

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Baylor renames School of Social Work for Dean Diana Garland

Baylor University’s board of regents has voted to name the university’s School of Social Work in honor of its inaugural dean, Diana R. Garland, who recently announced she will step down from her position June 1 for health reasons.

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Union University murder trial postponed

Today was supposed to be the deadline for Charles Pittman, a former Christian ministry major at the Baptist-affiliated school in Jackson, Tenn., to plead guilty to murder, but his lawyers are still awaiting for crime lab reports to determine what evidence the state has against him.

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Baylor student to study ethical issues at Auschwitz

The third-year seminary student is humbled at the opportunity to study ethics and evil at the notorious death camp.

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Diana Garland to step down as dean of Baylor School of Social Work

Citing health reasons, Garland will take a research sabbatical in the fall before returning to the faculty for the spring 2016 semester.

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Gardner Taylor, preacher and civil rights leader, dies

Gardner Taylor, longtime pastor of Concord Baptist Church of Christ in Brooklyn, N.Y., and a founder of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, died Easter Sunday.

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