Search for lobbyist’s wife in second week

A Thursday press conference asked the public for help in the search for the wife of a conservative lobbyist missing from the family’s farm for more than a week.

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CBF appeals for funds as it responds to immigrants crossing U.S. border

The group has helped feed more than 3,000 people in partnership with others in the Rio Grande Valley.

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Former church secretary indicted for theft

A lifelong member of an Alabama Baptist church stands accused of embezzling nearly $130,000 just months after another former staff member at the same church was convicted of child molestation.

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Baptist finds ‘heart’s desire’ in preaching gospel to detained immigrant children

Preacher Dan Trevino regularly hears nightmare stories from young people detained along the border — many of whom have found Christ in services held at a U.S. Air Force base where they’re being held.

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How you can help: Baptists in Texas seek funds, volunteers to aid immigrants

Texas Baptists are seeking funds, Spanish-language Bibles, shoes and volunteers willing to help provide medical and other services for immigrant children detained on the nation’s southern border.  

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NC pastors rally for same-sex marriage ban

Group of pastors is calling on North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory to defend that state's constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.

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Transgender Hobby Lobby employee claims discrimination

Meggan Sommerville, a frame-shop manager at a Hobby Lobby store in Aurora, Ill., is suing the company for discrimination.

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Campbellsville seeks new relationship with Kentucky Baptists

Leaders of the school want to phase out direct funding from the Kentucky Baptist Convention over four years in exchange for more leeway in selecting the university’s board of trustees.

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Passport’s founders spearheaded quiet shift in how youth hear God’s call

Passport’s founders spearheaded quiet shift in how youth hear God’s call

Over a two decades Passport Inc. has become a leadership incubator, nurturing a new kind of Baptist minister. That’s no surprise to the organization’s founders.

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BJC, others, oppose religious exemption in non-discrimination order

The Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty is among 98 groups asking the Obama administration not to insert a religious exemption in an executive order that would bar federal contractors from discriminating against gays. 

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Clergy, psychiatrists launch new partnership

Baptists have participated with mental health leaders to foster a dialogue between psychiatrists and clergy on the medical and spiritual dimensions of mental health care.

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So your church members are wired. How do you organize all the social networking?

Once social media becomes part of a church ministry, it can be overwhelming to manage.

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Expelled transgender student gets partial win

Both sides claimed partial victory in a ruling last week by a California judge involving a former transgender nursing student expelled from California Baptist University in 2011.

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Bringing life back into a congregation can mean making difficult changes to worship style, culture and identity, experts acknowledge. However, they disagree on how many churches are willing to take those steps. (Jeff Brumley/ABPnews/Herald)
Bringing life back into a congregation can mean making difficult changes to worship style, culture and identity, experts acknowledge. However, they disagree on how many churches are willing to take those steps. (Jeff Brumley/ABPnews/Herald)

Experts seek balance between optimism and pessimism in future of congregations

Church revitalization is increasing, but is there enough interest to spark change?

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