Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley is assistant editor of ABPnews/Herald.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

A post-Christian culture means churches no longer enjoy privileged status in their communities, and must work to be part of their neighborhoods.

Some African-American and Hispanic pastors say Millennials are not leaving their churches like they are white evangelical congregations. But some also say ethnic churches face their own pitfalls in retaining younger members.

Pastor John McIntosh is to be consecrated in July by an ecumenical council that has a voice in Bahamian politics, culture and faith.

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