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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Former CLC staffer David Lockard dies

Lockard worked a total of 36 years at the Southern Baptist Foreign Mission Board and Christian Life Commission until leadership changes trickling down from the SBC “Conservative Resurgence” prompted his resignation at age 62.

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Many have gone too far with coffee bars, cool bands and hipster pastors and forgotten to follow Christ, author and pastors say. (Creative Commons photo by Mary McGuire)
Many have gone too far with coffee bars, cool bands and hipster pastors and forgotten to follow Christ, author and pastors say. (Creative Commons photo by Mary McGuire)

Baptists embrace author’s effort to root out ‘poser’ Christians

Author and blogger Jarrid Wilson says posers are those who claim Jesus but don’t put him at the center of their lives. Some ministers couldn’t agree more.

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Historic CBF church calls woman as pastor

A 12-month search for a pastor at CBF-affiliated First Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, N.C., ended Sunday with the election of Emily Hull McGee.

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