Bob Allen

Bob Allen

Bob Allen is news editor of ABPnews/Herald.

Culpepper stepping down after 20 years as McAfee dean

Alan Culpepper — the only dean Mercer University’s McAfee School of Theology has known over its nearly two-decade-long history — has announced that he is turning over the reins to new leadership at the end of this academic year.

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St. Louis pastor says racial violence not justified, but anger is

CBF pastor Scott Stearman says racial violence erupting in suburban St. Louis illustrates the need for the New Baptist Covenant, an effort to bring Christians together across barriers of theology and race.

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Campbellsville, KBC leaders discuss partnership

A proposed partnership agreement would allow the historically Baptist school and Kentucky Baptists to work together apart from funding and election of trustees.

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Evangelical child molester sentenced to 40 years

Nathaniel Morales was convicted in May of five counts of sex crimes committed in the 1980s and early 1990s at a prominent Washington-area evangelical church.

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Contemporary Christian musician under fire for doubting Genesis

Belief in evolution is costing Dove Award-winning musician Michael Gungor evangelical fans.

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Tennessee judge bucks string of rulings on same-sex marriage

A state judge in Tennessee has broken ranks with a wave of judicial opinion recognizing same-sex marriage as a constitutional right.

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SBC leader joins call for military action in Iraq

Russell Moore and others say “no options that are consistent with the principles of just war doctrine should be off the table” in confronting the ISIS threat.

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Groups say state’s gay-marriage ban establishes religion

Americans United for Separation of Church and State and its allies have asked a federal appeals court to uphold a lower court’s ruling that struck down Wisconsin’s same-sex marriage ban. 

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Pastor repents for interaction with suicidal teen

A Southern Baptist citizen journalist says he regrets involving a teenager who recently ended his own life in a long-running controversy concerning the boy’s father.

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SBC public policy arm launches think tank

The SBC’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission is announcing the launch of a new Research Institute with an array of new scholars and professionals as research fellows.

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