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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Baptists celebrate Judsons in Burma

As many as 40,000 Baptists were expected to attend a gathering celebrating the 200th anniversary of the arrival of American missionaries Adoniram and Ann Hasseltine Judson in Burma.

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Obama lauds Baptist civil-rights icon

T.J. Jemison, a past president of National Baptist Convention USA Inc. who set the stage for Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, died Nov. 15.

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Brian McLaren is interviewed by Krista Tippett of NPR during the 2013 Wild Goose Festival. (Jeff Brumley/ABPnews)
Brian McLaren is interviewed by Krista Tippett of NPR during the 2013 Wild Goose Festival. (Jeff Brumley/ABPnews)

Debating doctorates in a missional world

Post-modern church author and speaker Brian McLaren says doctorates and other advanced degrees will have a place in missional and other church movements, while others doubt that Millennials and many young Christians will care their pastor has a Ph.D. 

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SBC leader says Halloween a moral issue

Southern Seminary President Albert Mohler says parents are “spiritually and theologically responsible” for how their children celebrate Halloween.

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New book details Baptist/Hindu marriage

New book details Baptist/Hindu marriage

Baptist minister Dana Trent tells her story of interfaith marriage in Saffron Cross: The Unlikely Story of How a Christian Minister Married a Hindu Monk.

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SBC leader says don't talk to press

Southwestern Seminary President Paige Patterson says churches should settle disputes internally and not talk about them to the media.

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Baylor social work school fetes trailblazers

Freddie Mae Bason and Verlene Farmer Goatley broke the color barrier at the Carver School of Social Work in 1955.

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Baptist leader says pope soft on sin

Russell Moore says the pope’s latest interview in an Italian newspaper “is more than just confusing. It’s a theological wreck.”

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