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Pastor Eric Black dedicates the baby born to Joe and Megan Jennings, a couple who were married at First Baptist Church in Covington, Texas, when the sanctuary was still under construction. (Photo/Courtesy of First Baptist Church in Covington)
Pastor Eric Black dedicates the baby born to Joe and Megan Jennings, a couple who were married at First Baptist Church in Covington, Texas, when the sanctuary was still under construction. (Photo/Courtesy of First Baptist Church in Covington)

Small church makes big strides despite location, trends

A Covington, Texas, church has seen growth in attendance and baptisms since building a sanctuary considered much too large for a congregation in a very small town.

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Advocate says something missing at Baptist sex summit

SNAP representative Amy Smith says the topic of sex abuse is “noticeably absent” in a wide-ranging discussion of sexual issues sponsored by Southern Baptists this week in Nashville.

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Merger plans collapse for struggling Virginia college

The future of Baptist-affiliated Virginia Intermont College is unclear as administrators prepare “teach out” plan for students.

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Judge says use of Caner video fair

A blogger has reposted video of a famous “ex-Muslim” testimony that critics claim is exaggerated.

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Pressler says SBC controversy started in Houston church

“Conservative resurgence” co-founders Paul Pressler and Paige Patterson passed on stories about the early days of the struggle to students at Midwestern Seminary.

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Baptist disaster recovery gears up for summer

American Baptist Churches USA and Texas Baptists have issued calls for volunteers for projects around the nation.

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President Obama pays tribute April 9 to three soldiers killed at Fort Hood earlier this month. (Dept. of Defense photo)
President Obama pays tribute April 9 to three soldiers killed at Fort Hood earlier this month. (Dept. of Defense photo)

Baptists see Fort Hood shootings through lens of Easter

Baptist pastors recall how the April 2 shootings that killed three soldiers felt tragically familiar, and how they and their ministries immediately responded to meet the spiritual needs of their congregations and the Army base.

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CBF, SBC leaders meet with president

President Obama told faith leaders in a White House meeting April 15 that it is up to Congress to finish the job on immigration reform.

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Louisiana College to seek new president

After months of controversy over the leadership of President Joe Aguillard, Louisiana College is taking a new direction.

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N.C. church, first to ordain a woman, calls its first female pastor

Fifty years after ordaining the first female Southern Baptist minister, Watts Street Baptist Church in Durham, N.C., has called a woman as pastor.

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