Bob Allen

Bob Allen

Bob Allen is news editor of Baptist News Global.

Lawmaker says longer summer would buoy Ark park tourism

Critics say the state of Kentucky should not prop up a Christian ministry that teaches the world is only a few thousand years old and was created in six 24-hour days.

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Accidental shooting kills N.C. Baptist pastor

Phillip Davis, founder and senior pastor of Nations Ford Community Church in Charlotte, N.C., accidentally shot himself while cleaning a handgun.

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Richard Land: Democrats don’t want gun control but gun ‘confiscation’

Southern Baptists’ former spokesman for moral concerns says gun control wouldn’t have stopped the recent on-air killing of two television journalists, while criticizing politicians like Hillary Clinton for “ghoulishness” in suggesting otherwise.

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Texas pastors want tax dollars for church schools

Others, like the Texas Freedom Network and Pastors for Texas Children, say the answer to improving education is not taking away already inadequate funding from public schools that are lagging behind.

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Baptist university responds to video of former president

A video just posted online is raising questions about how transparent North Greenville University was about the reasons for President Jimmy Epting’s surprise retirement announcement earlier this year.

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Southern Baptists to cut missionary force by 15 percent

Leaders of the International Mission Board announced a plan Aug. 27 to achieve a balanced budget that includes reductions in the work force both at home and abroad.

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Jimmy Carter’s church to limit Sunday crowds

Well-wishers flocking to Plains, Ga., to hear Jimmy Carter teach Sunday school after being diagnosed with cancer are overwhelming the relatively small Maranatha Baptist Church.

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Burma conversion bill raises religious freedom concern

Outside observers fear measures to ensure Myanmar remains culturally Buddhist will be used unfairly against religious minorities, including Baptists.

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SBC president talks about sex the Sunday after Ashley Madison scandal

Ronnie Floyd says millions of families are going to suffer from the hacking of a website promoting adultery, and some of those are Southern Baptists.

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Couple accused of stealing from church they helped plant

Keith Hall, former pastor of The Journey Church of the Triad, and his wife, Leslie, are accused of embezzling more than $40,000 from the Southern Baptist-affiliated church they helped launched in 2006.

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