Former church secretary indicted for theft

A lifelong member of an Alabama Baptist church stands accused of embezzling nearly $130,000 just months after another former staff member at the same church was convicted of child molestation.

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Baptist finds ‘heart’s desire’ in preaching gospel to detained immigrant children

Preacher Dan Trevino regularly hears nightmare stories from young people detained along the border — many of whom have found Christ in services held at a U.S. Air Force base where they’re being held.

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Passport’s founders spearheaded quiet shift in how youth hear God’s call

Passport’s founders spearheaded quiet shift in how youth hear God’s call

Over a two decades Passport Inc. has become a leadership incubator, nurturing a new kind of Baptist minister. That’s no surprise to the organization’s founders.

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“I didn’t write this book; it wrote me,” says Merritt. (Photo/Dan Bigelow)
“I didn’t write this book; it wrote me,” says Merritt. (Photo/Dan Bigelow)

Jonathan Merritt explores how he took hold of ‘a thread called grace’

The faith and culture writer talks about the journey to revitalize his faith, the relevance of denominations, the debate over Calvinism and why a Southern Baptist preacher’s kid is living in Brooklyn.

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Union University murder case headed to grand jury

If indicted this fall, former Christian ministry major Charlie Pittman will stand trial for murder sometime next year.

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Pastor pleads guilty to domestic violence

A CBF pastor in Texas will serve 12 months of probation for misdemeanor assault during a family argument two months ago.

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Publisher to correct ‘errors’ in Vines autobiography

A new book by a former Southern Baptist Convention leader has reopened an old controversy about the handling of reports of sexual abuse by clergy.

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Caner ordered to pay attorney fees

A Georgia Baptist college professor has been ordered to pay legal fees after filing a lawsuit deemed frivolous by a federal judge.

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SNAP leader says police should investigate alleged abuse cover-up by DOM

The arrest of a former youth pastor at a Southern Baptist church in Alabama has one of the alleged victims pointing a finger at his former pastor.

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Longest-serving CBF staff member retires

During her 23 years at CBF, Clarissa Strickland has worked in five different office buildings and under all three of CBF’s executive coordinators.

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