Bob Allen

Bob Allen

Bob Allen is news editor of ABPnews/Herald.

New CBF moderator takes up gavel, ‘grateful’ for group’s prayers

Kasey Jones is the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s first moderator with no direct experience in the controversy that prompted the organization to separate from the Southern Baptist Convention in the 1990s.

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Gushee urges CBF to reclaim lost ethical tradition

CBF theologian-in-residence David Gushee sees an opportunity to revive a social witness weakened by Southern Baptist Convention controversy in the last century.

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SBC leader says Islam driving force behind ISIL

Southern Seminary President Albert Mohler is taking exception to President Obama’s assertion that ISIL is not an “Islamic” organization.

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For north Georgia church, a little soul but no blues

A church’s free meals make life bearable for the unemployed in Dalton, Ga.

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Court hears challenge to clergy housing allowance

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Tuesday in a case about whether an IRS provision that allows churches to provide their ministers with a tax-free housing allowance instead of providing a parsonage violates the Constitution.

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SBC leader says churches must address violence against women

ERLC head Russell Moore says churches should discipline male members who abuse their wives.

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Accrediting agency lists reasons for putting Louisiana College on probation

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools cited “institutional integrity” and “external influence” among reasons for putting the Louisiana Baptist Convention-related school on probation in June.

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Chick-fil-A founder, Baptist layman, Truett Cathy dies

The billionaire inventor of the boneless, fried Chick-fil-A sandwich was as well known for his Christian faith as his business acumen.

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Baptists, Mormons, ask Supreme Court to hear Utah marriage case

The Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission has joined Mormons and other faith groups in a collective brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on Utah’s same-sex marriage ban.

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National Baptists elect new president

Among other things, the new president of the nation’s largest African-American denomination is a graduate of a non-denominational seminary with ties to the “young, restless and reformed” brand of Calvinism.

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