Bob Allen

Bob Allen

Bob Allen is news editor of ABPnews/Herald.

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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‘Left Behind’ coming to a theater — and maybe a seminary — near you

The end is near, both in movie theaters and Southern Baptist seminary classrooms.

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Fire destroys Cumberland University Baptist center

An early morning fire at a Baptist student center in Lebanon, Tenn., displaced two students living in an upstairs apartment. The building, owned by the local Baptist association, is a total loss.

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Don’t trade kids for immigration action, faith leaders say in one-sentence letter

More than 40 faith leaders urged President Obama not to compromise children’s safety in any upcoming executive action on immigration.

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Historic Baptist church sold to fraternity

A historic Baptist church building in upstate New York will be repurposed as a fraternity house.

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Faith leaders on both sides of border pray for children

American Baptist missionaries gathered with faith leaders on both sides of U.S.-Mexico border to pray for children fleeing violence in Central America.

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Louisiana College lauds controversial former president

A Baptist school on probation with its accrediting agency opened the new school year by honoring its former president, prompting questions about whether anything has changed.

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After a tough year, Birmingham church fills pulpit vacancy

Veteran Alabama Baptist pastor Jim Cooley assumes leadership of a congregation that has endured a particularly tough year.

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Baptist leader says Mideast Christians don’t need visas, but help to stay in the region

Lebanese Baptist leader Nabil Costa is urging Christians in the West not only to pray for Christians fleeing violence in his region but also to lobby their governments to “empower a Christian presence in the Middle East.”

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