Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley is assistant editor of ABPnews/Herald.

During meetings Aug. 26-27, the North American Baptist Fellowship’s Disaster Response Network members discussed how to best address current and past disasters.

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.

After selling its building to developers, the congregation at Scott Boulevard Baptist Church in Decatur has created an endowment to meet the spiritual needs of isolated senior citizens — a ministry area experts say is one of the most under-served in the nation. 

Thursday, 21 August 2014 10:32

Taking on life

Crossing the country on his Harley, seeking healing for fellow Greatest Generation veterans, heading top universities — for Bruce Heilman, it’s always been about doing.

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

Churches being wooed by developers are seeing opportunities to expand ministries and facilities with lucrative real estate deals. 

Experts say some Christian groups thrive on the belief they are being persecuted, and that this belief is seemingly supported by Christ’s own experience with persecution.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 11:42

Do you solemnly swear — on this Kindle?

An ambassador was recently sworn in with her hand on an e-reader instead of the Bible — a move some described as “very 21st century,” while pastors and theologians differed on its symbolic implications. 

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.

The Church at Convergence in Alexandria, Va., hopes the sculpture garden it is creating will expand its influence in the community and help in the economic revival of the city's West End.

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