Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley is assistant editor of Baptist News Global.

Melissa Browning was an organizer of a grassroots campaign to save the life of Kelly Gissendaner, who was eventually excecuted on Sept. 29 in Georgia. Despite that, Browning said she was encouraged by the anti-capital punishment passion she saw develop during the campaign.

Kevin Glenn, Greg Hunt and Jeffrey Collins shared experiences in a conference call designed to offer churches best practices in dealing with crises.

The merger of Touching Miami with Love and Open House Ministries has increased the staffing and capacity of both organizations with Baptist ties. But its leaders say it’s also important to celebrate the impact that the programs have in the lives of children and families.

Madison Avenue Baptist Church in New York City uses its “Beer and Bible” gatherings as a small-group meeting and as a way to show others that not all Baptists are angry and judgmental, Pastor Susan Sparks says.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 06:00

Logsdon professor to lead global interfaith group

Rob Sellers will become chairman of the Parliament of World Religions in January 2016. Some say it’s an opportunity to nationally and globally showcase a different kind of Baptist — one open and respectful to other faiths.

The pontiff's statement that ministry is about serving people, not ideas and ideology, has boosted the morale of some Baptists who work with the homeless and prisoners.

The pontiff cited Martin Luther King Jr. and two Catholics as exemplary Christians that other Americans should follow. Steven Harmon says the comment has significant importance for those working to bring Christians together.

After nearly 10 years of ministry among children and youth in the economically-deprived Arkansas Delta, leaders at First Baptist Church in Richmond, Va., dreamed of expanding their vision for the region. It turned out that meant bringing some of the youth to minister in Richmond.

Monday, 21 September 2015 14:09

Baptists excited and hopeful about papal visit

Pope Francis' visit to the United States this week is expected to showcase the pontiff’s focus on a wide range of social, environmental and justice issues. Baptist observers say he demonstrates how to be missional in ministry.

Alfarouk Majid was attending a PASSPORTmissions camp in Danville, Va. when he was honored for the milestone — and given free camp attendance for life. 

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