Bob Allen

Bob Allen

Bob Allen is news editor of Baptist News Global.

Sunday hunting proposal divides churches, gun lobby in North Carolina

Often allies on Second Amendment rights, conservative Christians and the NRA are lining up on opposite sides on a proposal to end the state’s ban on Sunday hunting.

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Doug Dortch nominated as CBF moderator-elect

The pastor of Mountain Brook Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., heads a list of nominees for leadership positions to be voted on at the upcoming CBF General Assembly in Dallas.

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CBF, SBC unite against payday loans

Known more for their differences than what they hold in common, Cooperative and Southern Baptists have found a common cause in regulating abusive lending practices that prey upon the poor.

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Rex Horne stepping down from Ouachita

The former pastor to President Clinton has served as president of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention-affiliated university since 2006.

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Former youth pastor sentenced to 15 years for abuse

Mack Allen Davis, 74, confessed in December to abusing boys in the 1970s and 1980s while working with youth at a Southern Baptist church in Alabama.

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‘The least of these’ too often taken out of context, says professor

Denny Burk says using “the least of these” in discussions about the poor is a classic case of “right doctrine, wrong text.”

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IMB drops ban on ‘private prayer language’

New guidelines for the International Mission Board’s missionary appointment require adherence to the Baptist Faith and Message.

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Texas Senate OKs clergy freedom bill

The bill, now headed toward the House, would clarify that ministers cannot be sued for refusing to marry same-sex couples because of their religious convictions.

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Midwestern Seminary adopts Danvers Statement

Another Southern Baptist Convention seminary has identified with core beliefs promoted by the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood.

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Baptist leader celebrates Ebola-free Liberia

“I thank my God!” Liberian Baptist president Olu Menjay said after attending a World Health Organization ceremony declaring the country is Ebola-free.

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