Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley is assistant editor of Baptist News Global.

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. 

A documentary, scheduled for broadcast Nov. 1, seeks to explain an often misunderstood form of ministry.

A study finds that most young people believe it’s not OK to use cellphones at church, though one Baptist pastor says many use smartphones to access Scripture during worship.

Using crayons, colored pens or pencils to focus the mind while praying or to contemplate Scripture can be as beneficial as walking a prayer labyrinth or creating an icon, say ministers of spiritual formation

Kevin Glenn said the Aug. 2 attacks on a Catholic parish and his Baptist church helped him and his congregation grow closer together. 

Next year, Blake Barrow plans to open Hallelujah BBQ in El Paso, Texas, a restaurant completely staffed by residents of a rescue mission.

Author Jason Coker, pastor of a Baptist church in Connecticut, says the way James and Paul approached poverty, wealth and power in ancient Rome can inspire Millennials and others to take a new look at Christianity.

College Park Baptist Church in Greensboro, N.C., was visited by protesters during worship Aug. 23, but the LGBTQ-friendly church said it is uncertain why demonstrators chose that Sunday to hold signs and hurl insults at members and visitors.

Children recently attended the first Tabernacle Sacred Arts Camp at Freemason Street Baptist Church in Norfolk, Va., where they learned to build a mockup of the tabernacle while praying and reflecting on each step.  

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