RICHMOND, Va. — “I literally was born into domestic violence,” Jocelyn Henry-Whitehead quietly reflected. “My father was a pastor; my mother was a pastor’s wife. I grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, and our home was just total chaos. “Every day, I always walked on eggshells
The suicide rate in the U.S. has been increasing for a decade and rising sharply among children aged 10-14, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report published Oct. 17.
MOBILE, Ala. (BP) -- Reid Guy, senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Chickasaw, Ala., doesn't want to be a statistic. "Statistics show that 100 churches across our country close their doors every week," he said. "And we don't think God is ready for us
The story of Noah is an odd curricular choice for young children. Fresh off the boat, according to the biblical account, he plants a vineyard, gets drunk and lies naked in his tent. I thought of drunken, naked Noah while reading the Public Religion Research
Over the weekend, U.S. Special Operations forces trapped terrorist leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who then killed himself with a suicide blast. The world is safer with al-Baghdadi no longer planning terrorist activities. But that doesn’t mean we should cheer his death.
As the Missouri Baptist Convention met for its annual meeting in Branson, Missouri,messengers were met with anonymous attack filers, public airing of disagreements in convention speeches, and implicit legal threats, continuing a nearly-yearlong controversy regarding a professor fired by Southwest Baptist University.
(RNS) — “Devastating news today,” Jules Woodson tweeted over the weekend. “My abuser is back in the pulpit.”
A growing number of governments around the world are considering whether to grant legal recognition to same-sex marriages. So far, 30 countries and territories have enacted national laws allowing gays and lesbians to marry.
(RNS) — Prominent gospel musician Kirk Franklin says he will boycott the Christian music Dove Awards, citing frustrations with the Gospel Music Association and Trinity Broadcasting Network for editing his past acceptance speeches to remove mentions of race and police shootings.
Eastern Star Church is a Baptist church helping bring hope to the 46218 ZIP code in Indianapolis through housing initiatives, social services, a grocery store, financial coaching, and more.