Kentucky Baptist ‘lostness’ tour hits Louisville

Kentucky Baptists are spotlighting spiritual need in a city far different from the place remembered by generations of Southern Seminary alumni.

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Baptist-affiliated Buckner to pursue deal with Methodist retirement community

The combined entity would be one of the 20 largest not-for-profit senior-living providers in the U.S.

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Church treasurer charged with theft

Experts say congregations are particularly vulnerable to embezzlement, because they tend to place high trust in individuals and often lack financial controls.

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BJC Executive Director Brent Walker and Watson speak to students from Wake Forest University in the BJC’s Center for Religious Liberty. (PHOTO/Courtesy of BJC)
BJC Executive Director Brent Walker and Watson speak to students from Wake Forest University in the BJC’s Center for Religious Liberty. (PHOTO/Courtesy of BJC)

Charles Watson is on a mission: to ensure religious freedom for the next generation

Charles Watson Jr. is a Baptist-endorsed chaplain. But at 33 he’s found what’s likely to be a lifelong passion — advocating for religious liberty.

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Bruce Heilman’s 5,000 mile motorcycle trip from Virginia to Alaska this summer took him and his Harley Davidson to his 49th state. (Photo by Bob Brown/Richmond Times Dispatch)
Bruce Heilman’s 5,000 mile motorcycle trip from Virginia to Alaska this summer took him and his Harley Davidson to his 49th state. (Photo by Bob Brown/Richmond Times Dispatch)

At 88, Baptist educator Bruce Heilman is still taking on life

Crossing the country on his Harley, seeking healing for fellow Greatest Generation veterans, heading top universities — for Bruce Heilman, it’s always been about doing.

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Pastor/farmer to take Baptists’ First Amendment commitments to Va. legislature

Shelton Miles will advocate on behalf of the BGAV’s religious liberty committee.

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For Baptist churches in Scotland, no change in status whatever the vote

The independence referendum won’t affect the Baptist Union of Scotland, which already is organized separately from England and Wales.

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7 reasons why digital metrics matter to your church

Most church staff seldom pause long enough to wonder, “How do people think we are doing?”

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The rise and fall and rise again of Joel Gregory

The rise and fall and rise again of Joel Gregory

Joel Gregory’s rise to prominence in the Southern Baptist Convention was meteoric. His fall was just as spectacular — and painfully public. Now, though, the preacher says the trajectory offered him a measure of both grace and humanity.

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California Baptists expel ‘third way’ church

New Heart Community Church in La Mirada, Calif., teaches that Christians can agree to disagree on homosexuality in the same way that they hold different views on divorce and remarriage.

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New partnership pact means more funds for CBF of Virginia

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship will expand its footprint in Virginia, a state with a high concentration of CBF churches but few local resources, under a new funding agreement with CBF national.

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Global Women head stepping down after eight years

After eight years, Global Women Executive Director Cindy Dawson says the time for new leadership has come for the woman-to-woman missions organization founded in 2001.

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New CBF moderator takes up gavel, ‘grateful’ for group’s prayers

Kasey Jones is the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s first moderator with no direct experience in the controversy that prompted the organization to separate from the Southern Baptist Convention in the 1990s.

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BGAV moves closer to far-reaching governance shift

A committee’s action revises governing documents in preparation for final consideration this fall.

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Steve Powell looks over his church’s “Abundance Garden. (ABPnews/Herald photo by Bob Allen)
Steve Powell looks over his church’s “Abundance Garden. (ABPnews/Herald photo by Bob Allen)

For north Georgia church, a little soul but no blues

A church’s free meals make life bearable for the unemployed in Dalton, Ga.

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Alumni association to submit settlement offer to Baylor University

It’s a “last-ditch” attempt to avoid litigation, says alumni association president.

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Accrediting agency lists reasons for putting Louisiana College on probation

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools cited “institutional integrity” and “external influence” among reasons for putting the Louisiana Baptist Convention-related school on probation in June.

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The Liberia Baptist Ebola Emergency Response Team distributes food and sanitary supplies. (LBMEC photo)
The Liberia Baptist Ebola Emergency Response Team distributes food and sanitary supplies. (LBMEC photo)

Liberian Baptists stepping up efforts in Ebola battle

Food and sanitary supplies are being distributed in hard-hit regions.

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Chick-fil-A founder, Baptist layman, Truett Cathy dies

The billionaire inventor of the boneless, fried Chick-fil-A sandwich was as well known for his Christian faith as his business acumen.

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Many Boomers move away from volunteering once their children leave home or as a result of downsizing their lifestyle. (Shutterstock)
Many Boomers move away from volunteering once their children leave home or as a result of downsizing their lifestyle. (Shutterstock)

Churches facing a rethink in how they engage aging Boomers

Shifts in how that generation chooses to volunteer is impacting church ministries.

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