Tom Cleary dies, was one of first missionaries appointed by CBF

Cleary served the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship both in Eastern Europe and Florida before retiring in December 2002.

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Pastor accused of bilking elderly

Police in Connecticut say “Pastor Bob” Genevicz is a con man who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from senior adults.

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Campolo says U.S. missionaries too close to CIA, later ‘regrets’ comment

Mission organizations have long opposed CIA requests for missionaries to assist the spy agency, and one current mission leader says he isn’t aware of field personnel being asked for information by U.S. security agencies.

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Blogger moving on from Louisiana College to ‘ex-Muslim’ controversy in Georgia

J.D. Hall, a South Dakota pastor, blogger and broadcaster, says he is turning a page on one controversy and opening a new chapter on another.

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Baptist youth minister and attorney Kent McKeever is wearing prison orange for Lent. (Waco Tribune photo/Jerry Larson)
Baptist youth minister and attorney Kent McKeever is wearing prison orange for Lent. (Waco Tribune photo/Jerry Larson)

For Lent, Baptist dons orange prison garb for poor and imprisoned

Youth minister Kent McKeever, also an attorney who represents indigent clients in Waco, Texas, is wearing an orange prison jumpsuit for Lent to draw attention to disparities in the sentencing of the poor and minorities.

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Union University murder suspect gets mental evaluation

An attorney representing Charles Pittman, 21, accused of murdering his girlfriend last month, says the procedure is common in cases involving first-degree murder.

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SBC ethicist tight with Catholics, Mormons on shared public policy concerns

Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission says he talks daily to his Catholic and Mormon counterparts on shared matters of conscience.

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Moldovan who fights human trafficking to receive BWA human rights award

Ilie Coada has launched projects to protect vulnerable women while also serving as a pastor and church planter.

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Former youth pastor pleads to child porn charge

Joseph Todd Neill, former youth pastor at a Baptist church in Shelbyville, Tenn., was originally arrested on moral charges involving a 17-year-old girl. During investigation, police reportedly found child pornography on his cell phone, leading to federal charges.

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Susan Sparks, left, at the Clinton Presidential Center. (SusanSparks.com)
Susan Sparks, left, at the Clinton Presidential Center. (SusanSparks.com)

In sermon and blog, preacher laments 'lily white' Jesus

In writing and in the pulpit, Baptist Pastor Susan Sparks argues that the church and Hollywood have done the world a disservice by depicting Jesus Christ as a white man, when in fact he was a Jew from Palestine.

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