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Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri, announced Feb. 22 that it would hold a special-called meeting of its Board of Trustees on Monday (Feb. 24) to consider actions regarding a new trustee accused of mishandling the sexual misconduct case of another church staffer. The trustee was one of five chosen by the Missouri Baptist Convention’s Nominating Committee in October in replacement of trustees nominated by SBU.

Two men sit at this booth, on stools they bring themselves, six or seven days a week. Their spot is one of three free speech booths at Lambert that often puzzle travelers with their signs nodding to the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

For years, my husband would say after we returned from the church, "I thought the sermon was good." To that, I would reply, "I didn't hear the sermon, as usual."

For a Supreme Court that says it has an allergy to politics, the next few months might require a lot of tissues, as it is poised to make decisions in cases dealing with President Donald Trump's tax and other financial records, abortion, LGBT rights, immigration, guns, church-state relations, and the environment..

David Book didn't have a ticket to the hockey game on Feb. 22, 1980, that earned the description "Miracle on Ice." He lived half a mile from the arena, but it was the toughest ticket in town to get.

Pres House, on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, shows what a denomination can do when it focuses on the resources it has, rather than worrying about what it doesn’t have, according to Rev. Mark Elsdon.

The Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee will launch a task force to examine the activities of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, the convention’s public policy organization, fearing controversy over agency head Russell Moore could lead to a drop in donations.

Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief workers are poised and prepared to begin working in flood-ravaged southeastern Kentucky.

Restrictions and dwindling crowds in religiously diverse places of worship underscore the extent of the scare over the coronavirus outbreak that has permeated many aspects of life in the hard-hit Asian region, where more than 1,500 have already died.

Barraged by hundreds of sex-abuse lawsuits, the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday in hopes of working out a potentially mammoth victim compensation plan that will allow the 110-year-old organization to carry on.