Damage sustained at First Presbyterian Church in Napa, Calif. (Facebook photo by David Stoker)
Damage sustained at First Presbyterian Church in Napa, Calif. (Facebook photo by David Stoker)

Baptists prepared for Calif. quake response

Churches in Napa, Calif., are already busy serving quake victims in their communities, while national Baptist disaster-relief agencies stand ready with funds, people and equipment.

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Church-state group opposes tax break for Ark museum

Critics say non-fundamentalist Christians need not apply for jobs at a creationist theme park being built with tax incentives from the state of Kentucky.

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Deaths of pastor, wife, ruled murder/suicide

Two Baptist churches in North Carolina are baffled by the deaths of a well-liked couple that police say resulted from a murder and a suicide.

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Fellowship is a spiritual need the elderly who live at home or in nursing homes rarely see met. (Creative Commons photo by Kara Newhouse)
Fellowship is a spiritual need the elderly who live at home or in nursing homes rarely see met. (Creative Commons photo by Kara Newhouse)

Georgia church heeds calling to serve elderly through worship

After selling its building to developers, the congregation at Scott Boulevard Baptist Church in Decatur has created an endowment to meet the spiritual needs of isolated senior citizens — a ministry area experts say is one of the most under-served in the nation. 

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SBC leader says Gungor trusts science more than the Bible

Southern Seminary President Albert Mohler says Christians aren’t supposed to save the Bible from itself by trying to harmonize its truth claims with science.

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Pouring cold water on the ice-bucket challenge

As religious leaders including a former Southern Baptist Convention president are taking the Ice Bucket Challenge, denominational leaders warned Christians against unwitting support for types of medical research that require the destruction of human embryos.

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Pastor, former journalist leaving Baptists for UCC

Kathryn Palen, a former Baptist Press writer who for the last seven years has been pastor of an American Baptist church in Rhode Island, is joining the staff of a United Church of Christ congregation in Iowa.

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Former youth pastor charged with abuse

In less than a year, a second Southern Baptist church in Muscle Shoals, Ala., is dealing with allegations of child sex abuse by a former minister.

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The Navy is deciding how to offer religious literature in its base hotel network. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker)
The Navy is deciding how to offer religious literature in its base hotel network. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker)

Bible flap challenges Navy policies on faith in pluralistic society

The military, like other branches of government, faces challenges in an increasingly pluralistic society to accommodate religious belief without endorsing it.

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CBF partners with BWA to address Ebola crisis

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is partnering with the Baptist World Alliance to address the Ebola crisis in West Africa.

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Past CBF moderator moving to UCC church

A recent key leader in the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is embracing a new identity as a minister in the United Church of Christ.

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Four more Baptist groups join BWA

The new organizations bring to 231 the number of Baptist World Alliance affiliates.

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Churches and ministries reap benefits from commercial real estate sales. (Creative Commons photo by John Murden)
Churches and ministries reap benefits from commercial real estate sales. (Creative Commons photo by John Murden)

When the price is right, churches are selling property to advance ministry

Churches being wooed by developers are seeing opportunities to expand ministries and facilities with lucrative real estate deals. 

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Pastor, ethicist urge Southern Baptists to marry younger

True love waits, but don’t expect it to wait forever, a Southern Baptist pastor and policy expert advised in a recent newspaper story arguing that couples should consider marrying at a younger age.

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