Legislative prayer ruling felt in Maryland

A federal judge has lifted a temporary injunction he issued in March, reasoning at the time that invocations offered in Jesus’ name at public meetings would likely be found unconstitutional.

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Markers will highlight Black history at two Baptist institutions

Virginia Union University and First African Baptist Church, both in Richmond, Va., are selected for new historical markers.

 

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Historical Society taking applications for Fellows program

Since 2003, 22 college students have explored ties between Baptist heritage and contemporary culture.

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New documentary explores faith groups’ ministry in prisons

Stories of redemption and hope are the focus of a new documentary on prisons and faith, which features ministry leaders in Virginia and three other states.

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Virginia Baptists looking to fill board, committee slots

Virginia Baptists are looking for suggestions for slots on its standing committees and governing boards of partner agencies.

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BGAV falls 5 percent shy of 2013 budget goal

Like many religious organizations around the country, the Baptist General Association of Virginia fell short of its 2013 budget, treasurer reports.

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Historical Society focuses on 'Powerful Preachers'

Prominent pulpiteers over a 200-year period in Virginia are the focus on a newly-released publication from the Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

 

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BGAV committees start 2014 with new chairs

Baptist General Association of Virginia president Tommy McDearis has named eight ministers as chairs of key BGAV committees.

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Small in numbers, church finds strength in partnering to reach its community

Austinville Baptist Church is a small congregation. In the 1960s when attendance was at its peak there were no more than 85 to 100 people on Sunday, said pastor Jason Akers. Average attendance today is 12 to 15 adults — and four children. That poses challenges in reaching its community.

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Averett ranked by academic reviewers, including Princeton Review

Averett University was recognized by several academic reviewers last month, including ranking as one of the “Best in the Southeast” by the Princeton Review.

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