Bob Allen

Bob Allen

Bob Allen is news editor of Baptist News Global.

Rob Nash named interim dean at McAfee

Mercer University Provost Scott Davis has appointed missions professor Rob Nash Jr. as interim dean of the James and Carolyn McAfee School of Theology, effective July 1.

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SACS extends probation for Louisiana College

The accrediting agency’s board of trustees also placed another Baptist school on probation: Bluefield College in Virginia.

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Baptist colleges lose Obamacare challenge

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals joined other jurisdictions June 22 in upholding the Obama administration’s accommodation process for religious nonprofits that object to the contraceptive coverage mandate in the Affordable Care Act.

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Union University murder trial postponed

After being pushed back once due to a backlog at a crime lab, the murder trial of 22-year-old Charlie Pittman has been postponed a second time due to a scheduling conflict involving some of the witnesses.

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Mohler won’t remove slaveholder names from seminary buildings

Southern Seminary President Albert Mohler says the school’s founders were “heretics” for using the Bible to defend slavery, but he has no plans to try to erase their names from history.

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Former youth minister sentenced for sex crimes

A former youth pastor at Lakeside Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., pleaded guilty June 19 in the second jurisdiction of alleged crimes 30 years ago spanning three counties.

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CBF pastor in Charleston says it’s time to get serious about guns, racism

After Columbine, Virginia Tech, Aurora and Newtown, the nation swore “never again … until the next time,” says Providence Baptist Church Pastor Don Flowers. “At what point will we say there will be no next time?”

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SBC’s Russell Moore: Take down the Confederate flag

A son of the South whose ancestors fought in the Civil War, Russell Moore says white Christians should listen to how their black brothers and sisters in Christ feel about the Confederate flag.

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BJC speaker explains why many blacks cool to First Amendment

Speaking on Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of American slavery, Marvin McMickle explained why relatively few African-Americans are vocal supporters of the separation of church and state.

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Ebola victim’s fiancée speaks at BNG’s annual event

Louise Troh, a member of Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas who was quarantined in last year’s Ebola scare, shared parts of her story at an auxiliary event at the 2015 CBF General Assembly.

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