Bob Allen

Bob Allen

Bob Allen is news editor of ABPnews/Herald.

Advocate says something missing at Baptist sex summit

SNAP representative Amy Smith says the topic of sex abuse is “noticeably absent” in a wide-ranging discussion of sexual issues sponsored by Southern Baptists this week in Nashville.

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Judge says use of Caner video fair

A blogger has reposted video of a famous “ex-Muslim” testimony that critics claim is exaggerated.

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Pressler says SBC controversy started in Houston church

“Conservative resurgence” co-founders Paul Pressler and Paige Patterson passed on stories about the early days of the struggle to students at Midwestern Seminary.

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CBF, SBC leaders meet with president

President Obama told faith leaders in a White House meeting April 15 that it is up to Congress to finish the job on immigration reform.

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Louisiana College to seek new president

After months of controversy over the leadership of President Joe Aguillard, Louisiana College is taking a new direction.

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N.C. church, first to ordain a woman, calls its first female pastor

Fifty years after ordaining the first female Southern Baptist minister, Watts Street Baptist Church in Durham, N.C., has called a woman as pastor.

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Diverse groups defend clergy tax break

Recent friend-of-the-court briefs dispute a judge’s ruling that the IRS ministerial housing allowance violates the separation of church and state.

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Starbucks initiative boosts Baptist work in Thailand

The company’s policy of giving back to communities that grow its products is aiding an American Baptist couple’s 25-year mission to improve lives in rural Thailand.

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SBC leader says evangelicals paying price for ‘narrow vision’ of religious freedom

Russell Moore, head of the SBC Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, says evangelicals today may be reaping the fruits of going soft on defending the religious liberty of all.

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Tennessee Baptist school fights Obamacare

Union University is the latest Baptist institution to file a federal lawsuit challenging an order to provide drugs as part of employee health care plans that they believe cause an abortion.

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