Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley is assistant editor of ABPnews/Herald.

Disaster relief groups challenged by border crisis

Everything from government red tape to American attitudes against immigrants pose difficulties to Baptist relief groups seeking to help thousands of immigrant children on U.S.-Mexico border.

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Inside a Virginia ministry to prostitutes

They don’t preach or condemn, but a small group of Baptist volunteers is building a community of prostitutes who understand God loves them — and that’s transformative.

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With Florida camp, Passport returns to its birthplace

Hundreds of campers volunteered at eight nonprofits and ministries around Jacksonville.

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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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Glass ceiling for women pastors cracked but not broken, panelists tell CBF

Women ministers tell ABPnews/Herald dinner at CBF General Assembly that women are making headway as pastors in Fellowship churches, but much work must be done to stop many from leaving for other denominations.

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New Baptist Covenant pitches reconciliation at CBF assembly

Churches urged to enter 'covenants of action' with other Baptists to transform themselves and their communities. Anti-apartheid activist and Suzii Paynter among voices backing the NBC approach to reconcilation and forgiveness.

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Chaplains have edge in post-Christian age, CBF official says

Gerald F. Hutchinson Jr. says the pluralistic populations served by chaplains and pastoral counselors give those ministers vital experience in dealing with Americans who have little or no faith background.

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Political polarization challenges U.S. churches, Baptist leaders say

A new study finds that Americans increasingly identify with political views on the far right or far left, and that the center is shrinking. That could have profound implications for churches.

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Slender Man stabbings expose ‘prisoners of the moment,’ Baptist educator says

Recent stabbings reportedly inspired by a dark fictional character have many blaming parents and social media. But the problem goes much deeper than that, says a divinity school professor.

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New Baptist Covenant signals resurgence of reconciliation movement, Mandela colleague says

Anti-apartheid activist and theologian Allan Boesak believes Baptists are at the heart of a resurgent ecumenical movement in reconcilation.

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