White House aide, BJC alum, honored at CBF

Melissa Rogers, who serves as Special Assistant to the President and Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, addressed the Religious Liberty Council of the Baptist Joint Committee. The 24th annual meeting was held as part of the 2014 CBF General Assembly at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta.

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CBF begins work on funding plan

After two years of transition involving staff and governance, CBF leaders now face the task of developing a new funding plan.

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Theologian and pastor Allan Boesak, who worked with Nelson Mandela to defeat apartheid in South Africa, preaches forgiveness and reconciliation at the CBF General Assembly in Atlanta on Thursday. (Jeff Brumley/ABPnews/Herald)
Theologian and pastor Allan Boesak, who worked with Nelson Mandela to defeat apartheid in South Africa, preaches forgiveness and reconciliation at the CBF General Assembly in Atlanta on Thursday. (Jeff Brumley/ABPnews/Herald)

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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Suzii Paynter updates Cooperative Baptists in her second report as CBF executive coordinator June 26 in Atlanta. (ABPnews/Herald photo by Bob Allen)
Suzii Paynter updates Cooperative Baptists in her second report as CBF executive coordinator June 26 in Atlanta. (ABPnews/Herald photo by Bob Allen)

CBF a ‘denominetwork,’ Paynter says

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter has coined a new word, “denominetwork,” to describe the organization’s approach.

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Baptist Women in Ministry celebrates 50th anniversary of first ordination

BWIM highlighted the ordination of Addie Davis in 1964.

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CBF missions head calls for ‘new conversation’ about global missions

Steven Porter says yesterday’s trusted models of Christian witness no longer produce the results they once promised, begging the question of what will replace them.

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Shifts in CBF staff will expedite focus on priorities, says top leader

Suzii Paynter tells governing board maintaining old processes won’t result in a new product.

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Gerald Hutchinson, CBF’s endorser of chaplains and pastoral counselors, is making the rounds at General Assembly in Atlanta this week. (Jeff Brumley/ABPnews/Herald)
Gerald Hutchinson, CBF’s endorser of chaplains and pastoral counselors, is making the rounds at General Assembly in Atlanta this week. (Jeff Brumley/ABPnews/Herald)

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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Baylor’s alumni association plans defense in lawsuit filed by university

The school has called on the alumni association to “cease and desist” using Baylor’s licensed trademarks.

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BJC opposes Colorado voucher plan

A Baptist church-state watchdog group has filed a legal brief opposing school vouchers in Colorado.

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