David Platt elected IMB president

The 36-year-old pastor of The Church at Brook Hills, a Southern Baptist congregation in Birmingham, Ala., takes office immediately as president of the SBC International Mission Board. With more than 4,800 missionaries, the IMB is the largest denominational missionary-sending body among American evangelicals.

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Damage sustained at First Presbyterian Church in Napa, Calif. (Facebook photo by David Stoker)
Damage sustained at First Presbyterian Church in Napa, Calif. (Facebook photo by David Stoker)

Baptists prepared for Calif. quake response

Churches in Napa, Calif., are already busy serving quake victims in their communities, while national Baptist disaster-relief agencies stand ready with funds, people and equipment.

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The Navy is deciding how to offer religious literature in its base hotel network. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker)
The Navy is deciding how to offer religious literature in its base hotel network. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker)

Bible flap challenges Navy policies on faith in pluralistic society

The military, like other branches of government, faces challenges in an increasingly pluralistic society to accommodate religious belief without endorsing it.

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Four more Baptist groups join BWA

The new organizations bring to 231 the number of Baptist World Alliance affiliates.

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Baptist Standard to cease operation of its FaithVillage social media network

Though site traffic was high, the resource provider didn’t generate enough revenue.

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Campbellsville, KBC leaders discuss partnership

A proposed partnership agreement would allow the historically Baptist school and Kentucky Baptists to work together apart from funding and election of trustees.

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Tens of thousands of immigrant children are being placed with family members already in the United States, leading some to protest and others to seek ways to serve them. (Creative Commons photo by Anuska Sampedro)
Tens of thousands of immigrant children are being placed with family members already in the United States, leading some to protest and others to seek ways to serve them. (Creative Commons photo by Anuska Sampedro)

As immigrant children find sponsors, Baptists are discovering them in their midst

Unaccompanied immigrant children are being dispersed from holding centers on the border to sponsor homes around the nation, inspiring Baptists and other Christians to seeks ways to help them and their families.

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SBC public policy arm launches think tank

The SBC’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission is announcing the launch of a new Research Institute with an array of new scholars and professionals as research fellows.

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Baylor Alumni Association files counterclaim in dispute with university

The lawsuit asserts Baylor University breached its license and recognition agreements and its promise to provide the alumni organization a building.

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Baptists in Gaza appeal for prayer after month of shelling

Baptists in Gaza are appealing to Baptists and other Christians to pray for their city which has endured a month of heavy fighting between Israel and Hamas.

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