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The Liberia Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention has distributed food and sanitary supplies since the outbreak of the Ebola virus. (LBMEC photo)
The Liberia Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention has distributed food and sanitary supplies since the outbreak of the Ebola virus. (LBMEC photo)

As Ebola crisis depletes food supplies, Baptists find ways to fill the gap

In Liberia, hard hit by the virus, the economy spirals downward and food is increasingly scarce.

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Youth minister charged with sexual abuse

Texas youth minister Derek Hutter is under arrest for an alleged inappropriate 10-month relationship with a minor he met through his church.

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(Creative Commons Photo by Steve Rainwater)
(Creative Commons Photo by Steve Rainwater)

2 seminaries with Baptist ties join others adding science curricula

Andover Newton Theological School and Wake Forest University School of Divinity are among 10 U.S. seminaries awarded a total of $1.5 million in grants to integrate science and theological education.

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Broad Baptist coalition asks Houston mayor to withdraw subpoenas for sermons

Leaders of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Southern Baptist Convention and two Baptist state conventions in Texas have formed a united front against government intrusion into religion.

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LGBT leaders open to dialogue with SBC

Gay-rights groups are watching with interest a gathering of Southern Baptists at the end of October to explore what the Bible says about homosexuality and same-sex marriage.

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(Creative Commons Photo/Sarah Gath)
(Creative Commons Photo/Sarah Gath)

Sisters mourned husbands with different emotions, same Baptist faith

One sister turned to God in praise, the other in anger when their husbands died together in 2000. What followed were new lives and strengthened faith.

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Baptist leaders oppose subpoenaing of pastors

Baptists across the theological spectrum agree that religious liberty for anyone means religious liberty for all.

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A National Congregations Study reports that choirs are disappearing in white Protestant churches, but musicians disagree over whether that is a good or bad trend.
A National Congregations Study reports that choirs are disappearing in white Protestant churches, but musicians disagree over whether that is a good or bad trend.

Singing on the same page — but is it with a choir or a praise band?

Churches increasingly opt for the latter, but some Christian musicians say abandoning choirs is a bad idea.

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Two Baptist news organizations consider merger proposal

Baptist News Global (formerly ABPnews/Herald) and the Baptist Standard have launched discussions about a common future.

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Faith leaders support economic opportunity for Americans with disabilities

American Baptist Home Mission Societies is offering resources for churches observing National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

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Staff of Baptist News Global exhibit their organization’s new logo. (BNG photo by Norman Jameson)
Staff of Baptist News Global exhibit their organization’s new logo. (BNG photo by Norman Jameson)

ABPnews/Herald becomes Baptist News Global

The rebrand completes a merger between two Baptist news organizations launched one year ago.

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Pastor urges compassion for Ebola victim’s family

Wilshire Baptist Church pastor George Mason wonders about the reception church member Louise Troh will receive next week when she’s out of quarantine for exposure to Ebola.

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What was left of the Crowder home in West, Texas, after its demolition in 2013.
What was left of the Crowder home in West, Texas, after its demolition in 2013.

For West pastor and family, new home means recovery

John Crowder, pastor of First Baptist Church in West, Texas, was among the last to see his family’s home rebuilt after a fertilizer plant explosion flattened it in April 2013. He and his church have been busy making sure others got into their homes first.

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Pro-gay Baptists welcome same-sex marriage in N.C.

Same-sex couples began lining up for marriage licenses Monday morning after Friday’s ruling striking down the state’s ban on gay marriage.

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