Many licensed clinical social workers are reluctant to talk of matters of faith with clients, a new study has found. (Creative Commons photo by Britt-Knee)
Many licensed clinical social workers are reluctant to talk of matters of faith with clients, a new study has found. (Creative Commons photo by Britt-Knee)

Social workers struggle to talk religion and spirituality, study says

A new study finds many licensed clinical social workers lack the training and confidence to discuss matters of faith with clients.

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Former youth minister sentenced in third court

A confessed child molester in three counties described Thursday’s 30-year prison sentence as his “last stop.”

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Complementarian scholar moves to Midwestern Seminary

Provost Jason Duesing describes a new faculty being assembled at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary as the Kansas City Royals of theological education.

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Jimmy Carter says Jesus would approve gay marriage

In a Huffington Post interview promoting his new memoir, the 90-year-old former president also said he believes if he had been re-elected in 1980, he could have been successful in brokering lasting peace in the Middle East.

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Military, hospital and other settings often leave chaplains feeling isolated from other ministers, and even other believers, for extended periods of time. (Creative Commons photo)
Military, hospital and other settings often leave chaplains feeling isolated from other ministers, and even other believers, for extended periods of time. (Creative Commons photo)

Missouri minister launching network for busy, isolated chaplains

James Layman, a retired hospital and military chaplain, was moved to act after noticing how many chaplains struggle on their own.

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Lynn Messer still missing after a year

Friends, family and police are still looking for answers a year after a pro-family lobbyist’s wife vanished without a trace.

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Pastor’s killer ruled not guilty due to insanity

After years of dispute over whether he is competent to stand trial, an Illinois judge has found a man who killed a Baptist preacher in a 2009 church shooting to be criminally insane.

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By all accounts the Cuban-born Ruben Ortiz has the energy and personality to match the passion he has for church and relationship building.
By all accounts the Cuban-born Ruben Ortiz has the energy and personality to match the passion he has for church and relationship building.

Networking two continents: For Ruben Ortiz, it means bridge-building

For Ruben Ortiz, “reaching as many people as possible” means connecting with Hispanic Baptists across North and South America.

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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 iinformation about the memorial service.

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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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