Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley is assistant editor of Baptist News Global.

Scholar disputes pollsters’ dire predictions for faith in U.S.

Baylor University professor Rodney Stark says claims that Americans are abandoning religion result from misinterpreting survey data. 

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Inspired by Obama, Baptist pastor offers ‘state of the church’

The need to maintain facilities and the fear of upsetting congregations keep many pastors and churches from spiritual growth, Merianna Neely Harrelson said in her ‘State of the Church’ blog post.

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Increasingly, churches are unwilling to adapt, new survey indicates

Research shows that while many churches have found success by embracing change, many more view adaptation much more skeptically.

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Marketed faith fuels Millennials’ distrust of church, minister says

But Millennials’ failing respect for church also may come from perceptions gleaned through media reports, B.J. Hutto says.

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Disaster recovery in full swing in wake of N. Texas twisters

The Dec. 26 tornadoes killed 11 and damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes in the Dallas area. Faith-based relief organizations are asking for funds and voluneers to help the survivors recover.

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Making resolutions for 2016? Give them to God, ministers say

Resolutions to lose weight and quit smoking should be treated just like increasing church attendance and daily devotions. 

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Ministry leaders: challenges of 2015 offer growth in coming year

Social, racial and political tensions last year further exposed fissures in American culture. But some say those challenges offer further ways to answer the calling to minister to those in need.

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2015 delivered battering to the church — but also blessings, ministers say

Along with challenges to churches, ministries and clergy during the year, there seemed to be corresponding benefits, observers say.

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Faith-based groups gearing up for Texas tornado response

While initial assessments are only just beginning, it’s possible the damage from the three twisters that killed 11 people in the Dallas area on Saturday may require a massive, long-term response.

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Baptist scholar investigates the truth behind Santa Claus

Campbell University’s Adam English is a leading expert on St. Nicholas of Myra, who the key inspiration behind the evolution of jolly old St. Nick.

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