Follow God’s call, not ‘belittling voices,’ Paynter tells women ministers

God’s calling is a seed planted in peoples’ lives, says the CBF's top executive.

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Pastor says wifely submission models gospel

David Platt, pastor of The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Ala., says “sexual complementarity” in marriage represents the relationship between Christ and the church.

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Lay claim to ‘audacious freedom,’ divinity school students urged

Gospel freedom often sounds like jazz, feels like the blues and acts like grace, said church historian Bill Leonard.

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Osteen illustrates nondenominationalizing of U.S. religion, says church historian

Joel Osteen is either the future of American evangelicalism or an illustration of its captivity to a form of religion more akin to American enterprise than Christian theology, says Bill Leonard.

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Pastor says male/female roles will continue in heaven

A Tennessee pastor says Bible teaching regarding wifely submission isn’t just for the here and now.

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Keeping families together is a high priority, say immigration advocates. (Photos courtesy of Greg and Sue Smith)
Keeping families together is a high priority, say immigration advocates. (Photos courtesy of Greg and Sue Smith)

Support for immigrants is essential part of gospel, say mission advocates

Those who minister among Hispanic immigrants say meeting human needs is important, but so is making sure the government does its part.

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Conference links intelligent design to ‘essential’ doctrines of Christianity

A Baptist university and Bible church are co-sponsoring an event that critics say finally owns up to what they’ve been saying all along about intelligent design.

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Festival to mark 300 years of Baptist witness in Virginia

Event marks the arrival in 1714 of an English “messenger” who organized the first Baptist church in the colony.

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Unequally yoked? Christians increasingly navigate interfaith marriage

Unequally yoked? Christians increasingly navigate interfaith marriage

In particular, evangelical Christians who marry outside their faith face challenges, say observers.

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For interfaith couples considering marriage — talk early

Couples do well to discuss money, decision-making, sex and religion ahead of time.

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Report: Liberian seminary ordered closed

A Mercer University professor named interim president of a Baptist seminary in Liberia is walking into controversy.

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Calvinist preacher OK with women deacons

A “young, restless and reformed” megachurch pastor who once sparked controversy with comments criticizing the “sinner’s prayer” says he doesn’t think the Bible necessarily prohibits women from serving as deacons.

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Anti-malaria campaign has Va. Baptists casting nets

Tackling Ghana's number one cause of death has groups distributing mosquito nets in the West African nation.

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Pastor says Obama presidency prophesied

African-American Southern Baptist pastor Dwight McKissic says the Bible predicts an ascendancy of people of African descent prior to the Second Coming of Christ.

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Nathan Taylor, left, prepares to lead children in worship at Central Baptist Church in Richmond, Va. (Photo courtesy of Nathan Taylor)
Nathan Taylor, left, prepares to lead children in worship at Central Baptist Church in Richmond, Va. (Photo courtesy of Nathan Taylor)

Baptists eye catechism (again) to instruct the faithful

Scholars, educators and ministers say a process is needed through which Baptist congregations can consistently and uniformly transmit Christian identity and doctrine.

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2013: The year in deaths

The year 2013 witnessed the passing of several high profile Baptists.

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2013: The year in quotes

Following are some memorable quotes from news and commentary articles published by ABPnews in 2013.

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Suzii Paynter unveils her vision for “CBF 2.0” at the General Assembly in June.
Suzii Paynter unveils her vision for “CBF 2.0” at the General Assembly in June.

2013: The year in Baptist news

A changing of the guard both in moderate Baptist life and the Southern Baptist Convention’s public policy agency, challenges to Obamacare and the 200th anniversary of Baptist missions in the U.S. topped Baptist newsmakers in 2013 headlines covered by Associated Baptist Press.

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Go tell it, clearly and simply, experts say

Go tell it, clearly and simply, experts say

Don’t let the wave of communication at Christmas time — in the form of cards, e-mails, postings, podcasts and tweets — drown out the gospel message, experts say.

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Calvinists plan student mission confab

Rather than discouraging missionary activity, predestination “is the warrant and the ground of our hope that our evangelization is not in vain in the Lord,” say planners of an upcoming student mission conference in Louisville, Ky.

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