Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley is assistant editor of Baptist News Global.

Ohio bull-riding leads to 300 baptisms — and prompts questions about church as entertainment

As an Ohio pastor takes to bull riding to win converts, other ministers say it’s the long-term discipleship process that turns the newly baptized into lifelong disciples.

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Memorial Day can evoke painful memories for military chaplains, former Navy officer says

Chaplain Gerry Hutchinson said Memorial Day can be one of the most emotionally challenging, and spiritually rewarding, times for military chaplains. 

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2 Baptist churches use shared roots to grow covenant of action in Macon, Ga.

The New Baptist Covenant initiative inspires First Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Christ in Macon to re-unite to serve struggling students in local schools, ministers say.

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CBF’s Porter gives peek at new global missions process

Steven Porter says a new CBF global missions structure will be proposed by the fall, with anticipated approval in January 2016. 

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Hinson-Merton friendship continues impact on Baptist spirituality

Glenn Hinson urges fellow Baptists to emulate the late Catholic monk Thomas Merton’s belief that contemplative spirituality is not limited to monasteries.

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At 25, CBF Florida thanks God — and Hurricane Andrew — for missions focus

A current focus on the Caribbean and Latin America and participation by a young generation of Baptists is expected to propel CBF Florida into a future of service.

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Bigger class, new journalism component defines 2015 Mercer On Mission

Mercer University said it will send 180 students to a dozen locations around the world this year.

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Popular ‘it’s a God thing’ phrase reveals troubling theology, pastors say

One minister says the phrase should be applied to tragic events, not just good ones. Another suggests it shouldn’t be used at all, and Christians instead should focus on how they respond to life.

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Religions converge at Mercer’s new interfaith prayer garden

 The dedication capped three years of planning, fundraising and construction by a multi-religious coalition.

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Watching wives face criticism toughest part of marriage to ministers, husbands say

Baptist Women in Ministry hosted a conference call Tuesday in which the husbands of women ministers also said there are many rewards to go along with the challenges.

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