Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley is assistant editor of Baptist News Global.

Study: church diversity does not guarantee diverse thinking, beliefs

The study found that minorities in multiracial churches often adopt white attitudes on socioeconomic issues. Some Baptist ministers say there are a number of factors behind those findings.

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For some, another threat to church survival: natural beauty

A new study suggests a connection between low church attendance and scenic nature. The outdoors, it says, can satisfy spiritual needs the church attempts to provide.

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‘Preacher camp’ inspires sermons, ministries and lives of 6 pastors

What began as a way to brainstorm sermon series ideas has evolved into friendship and pastoral ministry for a small group of Baptist pastors.

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Churches must be creative to meet coming ‘Boomer wave’

While not as ‘glamorous’ as reaching out to Millennials, attracting Boomers can revitalize the mission and ministries of churches, congregational coaches say.

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Annual Lott Carey gathering tackles police-community relations

The organization's Annual Session also featured community service, cultural enrichment and worship events.

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Don’t blame Millennials for shrinking sermon lengths, Baptists say

Growing pressures toward shorter sermons seems to be coming more from older church members, ministers say.

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Federal grant will help Mercer University serve disadvantaged students

Funds received over a five-year period will benefit students at Mercer's Macon and two regional campuses. Nearly 150 scholarships will be provided.

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Civil rights groups, Baptists creating ‘incredible moment’ in U.S. politics

White evangelicals are organizing to run for political office while some churches support ongoing civil rights protest movements like Black Lives Matter, and some experts say it’s all a sign that society is shifting. 

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In Vietnam, Mercer project provides prosthetics and hope

The Mercer on Mission project in Vietnam provides prosthetic legs to thousands, including many who lost limbs during the Vietnam War and from previously unexploded land mines and bombs in its aftermath.

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Civility the right response to church bombings, Baptist pastor says

Kevin Glenn, whose Calvary Baptist Church was one of two congregatons attacked Sunday in Las Cruces, N.M., says it's important to remember Christ died for the bombers, too.

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