Bob Allen

Bob Allen

Bob Allen is news editor of Baptist News Global.

CBF prays for victims in S.C. church shooting

Thursday’s business session at the June 15-19 CBF General Assembly in Dallas began on a somber note, as members paused to pray for AME brothers and sisters suffering in South Carolina.

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Mohler: ‘Confessional’ faith safeguards against error

The president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary says the rejection of biblical authority is what set liberal denominations on a trajectory toward gradual acceptance of homosexuality.

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Former SBC presidents unite against gay marriage

With a landmark Supreme Court ruling expected any day, former Southern Baptist Convention presidents joined current SBC President Ronnie Floyd in a joint statement refusing to validate same-sex marriages.

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CBF Arkansas adds assistant coordinator

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Arkansas has named a recent Truett Seminary graduate to be the organization’s first assistant coordinator.

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SBC asks Supreme Court to rule against gay marriage

The nation’s second-largest faith group behind Roman Catholics says the Bible, not judges or politics, should define what marriage is.

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SBC ousts another gay-friendly church

The pastor of Weatherly Heights Baptist Church in Huntsville, Ala., says he bears no ill-will toward the Southern Baptist Convention, but “at the end of the day, I must be honest.”

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Baptist scholar says Mormonism becoming more Christian

Though strong theological differences remain between Mormons and traditional Christians, a Baptist scholar said he believes a gradual shift is occurring among LDS scholars “toward a somewhat more biblical and even evangelical account of Christ and salvation."

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Southern Baptist leader applauds crackdown on animal fighting

Long associated with extremist activist groups like PETA, some evangelical Christians are starting to take the issue of animal rights more seriously.

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Baptist leader says religious lobby helped pass marriage law

The head of the Christian Action League of North Carolina called legislation allowing magistrates to opt out of performing marriage ceremonies a win for religious liberty. The head of Americans United for Separation of Church and State termed it a cash cow for lawyers, and taxpayers will be stuck with the tab.

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Church apologizes for botched discipline case

The Village Church debacle isn’t the first time an attempt to recover the practice of church discipline has gone awry.

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