Bob Allen

Bob Allen

Bob Allen is news editor of Baptist News Global.

IMB head explains cutbacks in open letter

David Platt says Southern Baptist churches aren’t to blame for budget shortfalls requiring a reduction in the number of missionaries.

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Pastors file brief in support of public education

Pastors for Texas Children, a group that supports public education, says diverting taxpayer funds to private religious schools would harm both religious and public schools.

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Russell Moore says faithful evangelicals cannot affirm homosexuality

Discussing his new book at a gathering of religion journalists, the head of the SBC Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission said “so-called evangelicals” who affirm homosexuality must believe the church was wrong for 2,000 years.

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Baptist church in hot water over baptism video

A secularist group says a Baptist church baptism service held at a public school before football practice is constitutionally out of bounds.

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Brewton-Parker profs ink Baptist Faith and Message

A president elected in May to stabilize Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon, Ga., began by symbolically reaffirming the school’s commitment to a Southern Baptist faith statement.

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Lawmaker says longer summer would buoy Ark park tourism

Critics say the state of Kentucky should not prop up a Christian ministry that teaches the world is only a few thousand years old and was created in six 24-hour days.

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Accidental shooting kills N.C. Baptist pastor

Phillip Davis, founder and senior pastor of Nations Ford Community Church in Charlotte, N.C., accidentally shot himself while cleaning a handgun.

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Richard Land: Democrats don’t want gun control but gun ‘confiscation’

Southern Baptists’ former spokesman for moral concerns says gun control wouldn’t have stopped the recent on-air killing of two television journalists, while criticizing politicians like Hillary Clinton for “ghoulishness” in suggesting otherwise.

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Texas pastors want tax dollars for church schools

Others, like the Texas Freedom Network and Pastors for Texas Children, say the answer to improving education is not taking away already inadequate funding from public schools that are lagging behind.

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Baptist university responds to video of former president

A video just posted online is raising questions about how transparent North Greenville University was about the reasons for President Jimmy Epting’s surprise retirement announcement earlier this year.

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