JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (ABP) – A Florida Baptist church that recently opened its pulpit to a registered sex offender has been asked to withdraw from its local association of Southern Baptist churches.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (ABP) – A Baptist ethicist accused Newsweek magazine of feeding fear with a cover story headlined “The Global War on Christians in the Muslim World.”
WASHINGTON (ABP) – The head of a Baptist religious liberty watchdog group said Feb. 8 that the Obama administration should return new healthcare regulations to the drawing board to address religious liberty concerns.
Baptists owe a debt of gratitude to Congregationalists and their missions vision 200 years ago that unknowingly triggered an overseas missions fervor among Baptists in America that, in turn prompted formation of a Baptist denomination.
The Virginia Baptist Foundation has awarded grants totaling $82,500 to nine Baptist partners in Virginia to fund an array of projects, from prison ministry to youth programs.
Baptist missionary-sending agencies currently do not actively seek missionaries from other countries to minister to unreached or least-reached people groups in the United States, nor are they likely to do so.
BENTON, Ark. (ABP) – A former music minister at an Arkansas Baptist church convicted of sexually abusing children has been granted parole, according to media sources.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (ABP) – A prominent progressive Baptist congregation weighed into debate over North Carolina’s proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage Jan. 29.
Harold Branch, the first African-American officer of the Baptist General Convention of Texas died Jan. 20 in Corpus Christi—a community he served in various capacities since 1956. He was 92.
Bill J. Leonard will be installed as the first James and Marilyn Dunn Professor of Baptist Studies at the Wake Forest University School of Divinity Jan. 24.