Baptist church ordains transgender woman

In what is likely a first, Calvary Baptist Church in Washington ordained Allyson Robinson, who was previously ordained as a man, to the gospel ministry.

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Baptists represented in presidential meeting on child immigrant crisis

President Obama holds roundtable discussion in Dallas one day after requesting $3.7 billion for emergency spending.

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Ukrainian Baptists continue ministry amid conflict, leader says

Seminary president believes upheaval has enhanced churches’ unity.

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Anti-trafficking campaigner recognized with human rights award

The Baptist World Alliance honors pastor who “preaches and lives the Word authentically.”

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Former assistant pastor charged with abuse

Sharon Heights Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., terminated a staff pastor immediately after learning of his arrest last month on molestation charges.

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Hispanic Baptists seek ways to help border crisis

As thousands of unaccompanied children cross the border, convention calls for aid.

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From minority to majority: Are Baptists living up to their heritage?

From minority to majority: Are Baptists living up to their heritage?

Are the spiritual descendants of Baptists Clarke, Holmes, Ireland and Leland living up to their courageous stands for religious minorities?

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Is — or isn't — religious liberty under siege?

Americans disagree on the extent of religious discrimination in the U.S., with some saying it all comes down to perspective. 

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Judge strikes down Kentucky gay-marriage ban

A federal judge said arguments defending marriage laws on the basis that they reward couples who can naturally procreate “are not those of serious people.”

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Session explores churches and zombies in post-Christian age

The  zombies and vampires genre has as much to say about the culture that glorifies them as it does the church in its struggles within society, Duke Divinity's Curtis Freeman says during a session at CBF General Assembly last week.

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