Bob Allen

Bob Allen

Bob Allen is news editor of ABPnews/Herald.

Once a bright hope, Arkansas Baptist College now faces fiscal challenges, lawsuits

This story has been edited to correct a factual error in the fifth paragraph.

Once the feel-good story in moderate Baptist life, these days a historically black college reborn in Arkansas is best known for its mounting financial woes.

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Rubio talks values at speech co-sponsored by ERLC

Southern Baptist official Russell Moore says the left mistakenly believes supporters of traditional marriage are simply going to disappear.

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Sex abuse victim sues Alabama Baptist church

A week after the arrest of a trusted financial secretary on charges of theft, an Alabama Baptist church is being slapped with a lawsuit claiming negligent hiring and supervision of a convicted child molester.

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SBC leader says border crisis ‘moral disgrace’

Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore says unchecked violence by drug cartels in Latin America is driving migrant children toward the United States.

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Youth pastor gets 3 years for child porn

With credit for time already served, a former youth minister found with images of violent child pornography depicting victims as young as 5 could be out of prison in three years.

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Old abuse accusations resurface with recent arrest

An Alabama Baptist director of missions says accusations that he mishandled reporting of sexual abuse in the 1990s are untrue, and they are nothing new.

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Kentucky Baptist Convention escrows funds for Campbellsville

The KBC will continue to fund student scholarships, despite dispute over the university’s governance.

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In executive order, Obama bans bias against gays by federal contractors

The order is a compromise between those wanting religious contractors to play by the same rules as everyone else and those who say competing for taxpayer funding should not come at the expense of religious convictions.

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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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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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