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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Whether in the city or in the country, above, churches become sacred through baptisms, funerals and other rituals. (Creative Commons photo by Kevin Dooley)
Whether in the city or in the country, above, churches become sacred through baptisms, funerals and other rituals. (Creative Commons photo by Kevin Dooley)

Baptists struggle to sell or share sacred space

Experts say Catholics and Anglicans aren't the only ones who become attached to their church buildings, and that Baptists are often the most reluctant to let go of buildings or allow others in — even when membership and revenues plummet.

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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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The Rio Grande. Samford University students were influential in inspiring Baptist ministries in communities located along the river. (Creative Commons photo by Lee Ruk)
The Rio Grande. Samford University students were influential in inspiring Baptist ministries in communities located along the river. (Creative Commons photo by Lee Ruk)

Samford students inspired Baptist ministry along the Rio Grande

A new book by Samford University professor Myralyn Allgood documents the longstanding role students from the Alabama school have had on outreach along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Nepalese Baptists participate in global relief effort for quake victims

The Nepal Baptist Church Council, a Baptist World Alliance member, is providing tents, food and medical care.

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Central Seminary seeks to foster racial reconciliation

While some viewed the school’s move to the Kansas City suburbs nine years ago as abandoning its commitment to urban ministry, President Molly T. Marshall says Central Seminary is now more diverse than ever.

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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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AWAB executive director stepping down

Robin Lunn, executive director of the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists for four and a half years, is stepping down after the American Baptist Churches USA mission summit at the end of June.

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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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Southern Baptist military chaplains may plant churches overseas

Citing threats to religious liberty, the North American Mission Board wants to be ready in the event that large numbers of military chaplains resign their jobs as a matter of conscience.

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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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Northminster Baptist Church youth perform home repair work in Jackson, Miss. (Northminster BC photo)
Northminster Baptist Church youth perform home repair work in Jackson, Miss. (Northminster BC photo)

Being ‘in friendship,’ not ‘on mission,’ boosts Baptist church in Jackson, Miss.

The Wider Net ministry at Northminster Baptist Church is transforming the faith of members, ministers and residents of a nearby troubled community.

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Some Baptists killed in Nepal quake, while others search for survivors

A church collapse killed a group worshiping at time of the quake. The Baptist World Alliance and others are reporting scores of Christians died on April 27.

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Simmons College recognized as HCBU

A historically African-American college rebuilding with help from the Kentucky Baptist Fellowship cleared an important hurdle when the U.S. Department of Education officially designated it a historically black college or university.

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Ministers who serve Englewood Baptist Church in Gladstone, Mo., take a break for a photo on their first Sunday as the three-pastor team. Cynthia Saddler (left) is coordinating pastor of congregational relationships, with Robin Sandbothe as coordinating pastor of spiritual relationships and Mark Buhlig as coordinating pastor of community relationships. (Englewood BC photo)
Ministers who serve Englewood Baptist Church in Gladstone, Mo., take a break for a photo on their first Sunday as the three-pastor team. Cynthia Saddler (left) is coordinating pastor of congregational relationships, with Robin Sandbothe as coordinating pastor of spiritual relationships and Mark Buhlig as coordinating pastor of community relationships. (Englewood BC photo)

Two women, one man make up Baptist church's pastoral team

Entrepreneurial ministry team at Missouri church brings a variety of backgrounds and experiences to the pastoral offerings at Englewood Baptist Church.

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Baltimore Southern Baptists respond to unrest with prayer, service

NAMB church planters see service opportunities in Baltimore as their moment to shine.

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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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Troops and other rescuers carry an injured quake victim from rubble in Kathmandu. (United Nations photo)
Troops and other rescuers carry an injured quake victim from rubble in Kathmandu. (United Nations photo)

Baptists join growing army of relief headed to Nepal

Groups are either raising money or sending assessment teams to Nepal — and some are doing both. 

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