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GuideStone's legal team, led by Chief Legal Officer Harold R. Loftin, has created a Q&A document to provide general information on the March 27 stimulus package law and how it relates to churches and ministers.

Nolan Porter is excited to become the next senior pastor at University Heights Baptist Church in Springfield, Missouri — and he’s also excited to eventually meet the congregants there. On Sunday (March 29), Porter preached in view of a call at UHBC, but with coronavirus forcing the church to move to virtual worship, he preached and chatted with people on their computer screens, and they voted electronically to call him.

As they comply with guidelines for social distancing and sheltering in place during the pandemic, Southern Baptists across the U.S. are finding creative ways to celebrate the Easter season.

As the first cases of coronavirus appear in the Gaza Strip, humanitarian groups are raising alarms about the potential catastrophe that could emerge in one of the poorest and most-densely populated places in the world. A Baptist pastor who used to minister in Gaza is among those offering concerns as the global pandemic reaches a place lacking proper infrastructure or medical facilities.

With churchgoers still holed up in their homes to avoid infection for weeks and even months to come, Christian leaders are starting to ask: Is Communion appropriate for cyberspace?

Central Seminary President Dr. Molly T. Marshall announced her resignation effective March 1, citing "an ethical lapse that betrayed my stewardship of office" in a statement released by the seminary today (March 30).

All 2.9 million Kansas residents were under a stay-at-home order Monday imposed by Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly. It helped her case with the Republican-controlled Legislature that the exceptions for "essential" outside-the-home activities include religious worship and buying, selling, and manufacturing guns and ammunition.

The Rev. Joseph Lowery, a civil rights leader who worked closely with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and prayed at President Obama’s first inauguration, died on Friday (March 27).

Sometime in the late second century A.D., Christians in the city of Rome organized a collection to send to the followers of Jesus in the city of Corinth. Scholars are not sure why. At a time when countries across the globe are struggling to fight the coronavirus and its economic impact, could modern society learn from their actions?

Baptist pastors are among the victims of the coronavirus outbreak as the global pandemic accelerates in the United States. Two black Baptist pastors were part of the first wave of people in the U.S. to die from the COVID-19 respiratory disease caused by coronavirus.