Bob Allen

Bob Allen

Bob Allen is news editor of Baptist News Global.

FBC Huntsville announces pastor nominee

A prominent Cooperative Baptist Fellowship church in Alabama will vote on a new pastor Feb. 7.

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CBF to vote on new plan for funding global missions

Proposed changes to CBF governing documents include revisions to a 25-year-old open meetings bylaw.

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Former congressman heads Feed the Children

J.C. Watts, a Republican who served Oklahoma’s 4th Congressional District from 1995 to 2003, begins Feb. 1 as new president of the international relief charity based in Oklahoma City.

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Arguments set for religious challenge to Obamacare

Faith-based groups ranging from Catholic nuns to the Southern Baptist Convention will argue March 23 that an accommodation to require contraceptive coverage doesn’t adequately safeguard their religious liberty.

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CBF missions doubles down on long-term presence

A new funding plan for CBF Global Missions eliminates distinctions between self-funded and fully funded personnel.

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Former Glorieta homeowners get legal aid

Kirk and Susie Tompkins, who unsuccessfully sued to stop the sale of Glorieta Conference Center, now have a lawyer to help with their appeal.

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Blogger concerned about controversial pastor’s SBC ties

A pastor/blogger says Southern Baptists should be distancing themselves from, rather than embracing, a church leader at the center of a sex abuse scandal.

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Pastor defends letter denouncing Syrian refugees

The pastor of a small Southern Baptist church has gained national attention with a letter to the editor questioning the Southern Baptist Convention’s welcoming Syrian refugees to the United States.

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Book documents molestation in conservative Baptist churches

The Big Book of Bad Baptist Preachers challenges the notion that sexual abuse by clergy is just “a Catholic problem.”

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Southern Baptist florist to testify before Indiana Senate

Washington florist Barronelle Stutzman and an Alliance Defending Freedom will appear before the Senate Rules Committee discussing two civil rights bills they believe pose a threat to religious liberty.

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