Bob Allen

Bob Allen

Bob Allen is news editor of Baptist News Global.

Advocate for women ministers honored for lifetime achievement

Christians for Biblical Equality honored Pam Durso with its Lifetime Achievement Award at the group’s recent meeting in California.

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Youth pastor’s arrest affects two churches

Leaders of both his current and former church say they had no suspicion about a youth pastor who reportedly confessed to police that he tried to solicit sex from teenagers.

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Devotional website heading ‘Back2School’

Produced by Passport Inc. with ecumenical partners, the six-week series will focus on “seasons” relevant to the faith lives of students.

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SBC president declines to second-guess Glorieta sale

Glorieta homeowner Kirk Tompkins issued an open letter July 21 asking SBC President Ronnie Floyd to investigate whether LifeWay Christian Resources acted properly in selling 2,400 acres of mountain property near Santa Fe, N.M., for $1.

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Confederate flags left at MLK’s home church

Ebenezer Baptist Church Pastor Raphael Warnock says the message of four Confederate flags left on the church property “ought to get the attention not only of black people but of freedom-loving people.”

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St. Louis mention in Planned Parenthood video riles Missouri abortion foes

Leaders of Missouri Right to Life and the Missouri Baptist Convention urged stricter oversight of medical clinics offering abortion after a video report alleging that St. Louis is a prime market for the purchase of organs from aborted fetuses.

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Pastor calls Planned Parenthood exposé ‘journalistic distortion’

Pro-choice pastor Donna Schaper says abortion opponents have a hard time dealing with women as “moral agents.”

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SBC ethics head supports ‘First Amendment Defense Act’

Russell Moore of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is among faith leaders urging passage of a bill aimed at protecting religious freedom that opponents say would have dangerous and far-reaching consequences for LGBT Americans.

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ABHMS sponsors service to celebrate ADA

American Baptist Home Mission Societies was among the sponsors of an interfaith service held Sunday at First Trinity Lutheran Church in Washington to celebrate the progress and promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act on the 25th anniverary of its signing.

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Former preacher deemed fit to stand trial for triple murder

Two of the three victims were active in ministry at a Southern Baptist church.

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