Bob Allen

Bob Allen

Bob Allen is news editor of ABPnews/Herald.

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Southern Baptists oust ‘Third Way’ church

The Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee voted unanimously Sept. 23 to declare New Heart Community Church in La Mirada, Calif., not in “friendly cooperation” with the SBC’s purpose.

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SBC leader says Honeycutt’s ‘holy war’ sermon was destined to fail

Aug. 28 marked the 30th anniversary of one of the most memorable sermons in a long-running struggle between factions vying for control of the Southern Baptist Convention in the late 20th century.

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Judge says Ten Commandments monument near Oklahoma capitol can stay

Plaintiffs — including an ordained Baptist minister — seeking removal of a public display of the Ten Commandments say they are offended when politicians seek to hijack their articles of faith.

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Kentucky Baptist ‘lostness’ tour hits Louisville

Kentucky Baptists are spotlighting spiritual need in a city far different from the place remembered by generations of Southern Seminary alumni.

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Church treasurer charged with theft

Experts say congregations are particularly vulnerable to embezzlement, because they tend to place high trust in individuals and often lack financial controls.

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Florida Baptists debate alcohol use

A news story quoting a pastor who believes it’s time for Southern Baptists to leave behind their Prohibition-era values raised a ruckus in letters to the editor.

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Culture writer Jonathan Merritt says SBC warning against ‘third way’

While some evangelicals are opening to dialogue about homosexuality, the Southern Baptist Convention isn’t budging, observes Religion News Service Senior Columnist Jonathan Merritt.

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Former youth minister faces abuse charges

Kyle Adcock, former youth minister at Woodward Avenue Baptist Church in Muscle Shoals, Ala., appeared in court Friday to face multiple charges of sexual abuse of minor.

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ERLC head says Baptists should reclaim separation of church and state

Russell Moore says he is less concerned about America becoming a purely secular state than a government that has the power to determine which religious voices deserve a hearing in the public square.

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Mideast Christians appeal for action

Leaders of evangelical and Protestant groups in Syria and Lebanon say action must be taken to preserve a Christian presence in the area before it is too late.

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