Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley is assistant editor of Baptist News Global.

Debates on racism, gay rights take toll on pastors

Events like the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage and the Charleston church shootings have many church members on edge, which often puts the pressure on pastors to choose sides.

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Networking two continents: For Ruben Ortiz, it means bridge-building

For Ruben Ortiz, “reaching as many people as possible” means connecting with Hispanic Baptists across North and South America.

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Black church fires evoke both fear and faith in Baptist communities

Baptist leaders say the recent spate of African-Amerian church fires in the South have been disturbing — even when not ruled arson — because of the recent AME church shooting in South Carolina. 

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Been there, done that: Some Baptist ministers have already officiated at same-sex marriages

While conservatives are getting most of the attention for their opposition to same-sex marriage, some moderate and progressive Baptist pastors are stepping forward not only in support of the practice but also in conducting ceremonies.

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On their own: The challenges, blessings of being sole pastors of small churches

Financial difficulties and feelings of isolation are overshadowed by the loyalty and humility found in small churches by the pastors that lead them — often alone.

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Chaplain: Military trains you to see ministry as God’s work, not yours

Air Force Maj. Chuck Seligman, a chaplain endorsed by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, said it’s challenging to leave people and ministries behind every three or four years. But that constant round of rotations helps remind him and other chaplains whose work they are really doing through their service.

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B.H. Carroll sees new administrative hub as key to decentralized, virtual future

The Carroll Center is the institute’s newly purchased administrative hub in Irving, Texas, finally giving it a permanent home, leaders say.

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‘Soul lockdown’ afflicts nation, inspires tragedies like S.C. church shooting, activist says

Iva Carruthers says a spiritual malady prevents Americans from seeing systemic racism behind police brutality, shootings and tragic events. The New Baptist Covenant says its covenants of action are one way correct the condition.

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Baptists must do more to help immigrants, advocate says

A Texas Baptist who leads immigration centers says too many Baptists and other Christians lack awareness of the suffering of immigrants, including children.

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Pray for McKinney while in Dallas, ministers urge CBF Baptists

With the CBF’s General Assembly in Dallas, some pastors say it’s a perfect opportunity to raise awareness around issues of police brutality.

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