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Brendan Gleeson stars in the film ‘Calvary.’ (Fox Searchlight Pictures photo)
Brendan Gleeson stars in the film ‘Calvary.’ (Fox Searchlight Pictures photo)

Baptist film critics: Christian films and audiences must evolve

As Christian filmakers seek to grow markets and profits, observers say they must embrace difficult themes and subjects to succeed.

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New CBF moderator takes up gavel, ‘grateful’ for group’s prayers

Kasey Jones is the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s first moderator with no direct experience in the controversy that prompted the organization to separate from the Southern Baptist Convention in the 1990s.

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BGAV moves closer to far-reaching governance shift

A committee’s action revises governing documents in preparation for final consideration this fall.

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Gushee urges CBF to reclaim lost ethical tradition

CBF theologian-in-residence David Gushee sees an opportunity to revive a social witness weakened by Southern Baptist Convention controversy in the last century.

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SBC leader says Islam driving force behind ISIL

Southern Seminary President Albert Mohler is taking exception to President Obama’s assertion that ISIL is not an “Islamic” organization.

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Steve Powell looks over his church’s “Abundance Garden. (ABPnews/Herald photo by Bob Allen)
Steve Powell looks over his church’s “Abundance Garden. (ABPnews/Herald photo by Bob Allen)

For north Georgia church, a little soul but no blues

A church’s free meals make life bearable for the unemployed in Dalton, Ga.

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Court hears challenge to clergy housing allowance

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Tuesday in a case about whether an IRS provision that allows churches to provide their ministers with a tax-free housing allowance instead of providing a parsonage violates the Constitution.

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Illuminated Bible to be featured in BTSR exhibit

The St. John’s Bible, a massive artistic undertaking, will spend October at the Virginia seminary.

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Alumni association to submit settlement offer to Baylor University

It’s a “last-ditch” attempt to avoid litigation, says alumni association president.

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Virginia WMU volunteers have worked at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation for a decade.
Virginia WMU volunteers have worked at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation for a decade.

Baptists enriched by repeated missions to Sioux

Returning over many years to the same mission destination reaps huge benefits for those going and those welcoming, say Baptist groups in Virginia and Tennessee.

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SBC leader says churches must address violence against women

ERLC head Russell Moore says churches should discipline male members who abuse their wives.

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Study: Seminaries do little to train pastor to help mentally ill congregants

Most counseling classes offered focus on premarital and couples issues, family concerns or dealing with grief.

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Accrediting agency lists reasons for putting Louisiana College on probation

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools cited “institutional integrity” and “external influence” among reasons for putting the Louisiana Baptist Convention-related school on probation in June.

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The Liberia Baptist Ebola Emergency Response Team distributes food and sanitary supplies. (LBMEC photo)
The Liberia Baptist Ebola Emergency Response Team distributes food and sanitary supplies. (LBMEC photo)

Liberian Baptists stepping up efforts in Ebola battle

Food and sanitary supplies are being distributed in hard-hit regions.

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