Bob Allen

Bob Allen

Bob Allen is news editor of ABPnews/Herald.

Union University murder case headed to grand jury

If indicted this fall, former Christian ministry major Charlie Pittman will stand trial for murder sometime next year.

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Baptist church ordains transgender woman

In what is likely a first, Calvary Baptist Church in Washington ordained Allyson Robinson, who was previously ordained as a man, to the gospel ministry.

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Pastor pleads guilty to domestic violence

A CBF pastor in Texas will serve 12 months of probation for misdemeanor assault during a family argument two months ago.

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Clergy divided over religious exemption to discrimination ban in upcoming executive order

President Obama’s decision to ban federal contractors from discriminating against gays raises tough questions for faith communities on both sides of the issue.

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Former assistant pastor charged with abuse

Sharon Heights Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., terminated a staff pastor immediately after learning of his arrest last month on molestation charges.

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Publisher to correct ‘errors’ in Vines autobiography

A new book by a former Southern Baptist Convention leader has reopened an old controversy about the handling of reports of sexual abuse by clergy.

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SACS commission releases statement on Brewton-Parker accreditation woes

President Ergun Caner says a recent vote to revoke the school’s accreditation isn’t final, and he expects it to be reversed whether on appeal or in court.

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Caner ordered to pay attorney fees

A Georgia Baptist college professor has been ordered to pay legal fees after filing a lawsuit deemed frivolous by a federal judge.

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SNAP leader says police should investigate alleged abuse cover-up by DOM

The arrest of a former youth pastor at a Southern Baptist church in Alabama has one of the alleged victims pointing a finger at his former pastor.

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Judge dismisses Sovereign Grace appeal

For the second time, a lawsuit alleging what has been called the largest evangelical sex abuse scandal to date has been struck down because of a technicality.

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