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Climbers make camp at a site above the clouds on Mount Kilimanjaro. (Photo by Tim Glover)
Climbers make camp at a site above the clouds on Mount Kilimanjaro. (Photo by Tim Glover)

Lofty fundraiser leads Baptist to climb Kilimanjaro

Hardin-Simmons athletic trainer takes on famous mountain in effort to raise money for global sports ministry. 

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Baptist leader says Mideast Christians don’t need visas, but help to stay in the region

Lebanese Baptist leader Nabil Costa is urging Christians in the West not only to pray for Christians fleeing violence in his region but also to lobby their governments to “empower a Christian presence in the Middle East.”

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New book proposes a theology for ‘other’ Baptists

In Contesting Catholicity, Curtis Freeman urges Baptists to move beyond the fragmentation and sectarianism that has characterized so much of the past toward “the unity for which the Lord Jesus prayed and which the church must seek.”

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Baptist disaster experts face Ebola, opposition ministering to immigrants

During meetings Aug. 26-27, the North American Baptist Fellowship’s Disaster Response Network members discussed how to best address current and past disasters.

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Clergy, educators challenge Florida voucher plan

A Florida program that offers tax credits to patrons of private, mostly sectarian schools violates state constitutional provisions, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

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David Platt elected IMB president

The 36-year-old pastor of The Church at Brook Hills, a Southern Baptist congregation in Birmingham, Ala., takes office immediately as president of the SBC International Mission Board. With more than 4,800 missionaries, the IMB is the largest denominational missionary-sending body among American evangelicals.

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David Hull to join the Center for Healthy Churches

A former Alabama pastor and key leader in the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship will assume the role of coordinator for The Center for Healthy Churches-Southeast.

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Liberian seminary responds to humanitarian crisis

As doctors continue to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a Baptist seminary in Liberia is trying to do its part to address a growing humanitarian crisis created in its wake.

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Wilshire honors George Mason for 25 years as pastor

Wilshire Baptist Church celebrated the 25th anniversary of George Mason's tenure as senior pastor with a weekend of activities Aug. 22-24. The weekend culminated in Sunday morning worship, with Rabbi David Stern of Temple Emanu-El preaching in both morning services.

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Damage sustained at First Presbyterian Church in Napa, Calif. (Facebook photo by David Stoker)
Damage sustained at First Presbyterian Church in Napa, Calif. (Facebook photo by David Stoker)

Baptists prepared for Calif. quake response

Churches in Napa, Calif., are already busy serving quake victims in their communities, while national Baptist disaster-relief agencies stand ready with funds, people and equipment.

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Church-state group opposes tax break for Ark museum

Critics say non-fundamentalist Christians need not apply for jobs at a creationist theme park being built with tax incentives from the state of Kentucky.

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Deaths of pastor, wife, ruled murder/suicide

Two Baptist churches in North Carolina are baffled by the deaths of a well-liked couple that police say resulted from a murder and a suicide.

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Fellowship is a spiritual need the elderly who live at home or in nursing homes rarely see met. (Creative Commons photo by Kara Newhouse)
Fellowship is a spiritual need the elderly who live at home or in nursing homes rarely see met. (Creative Commons photo by Kara Newhouse)

Georgia church heeds calling to serve elderly through worship

After selling its building to developers, the congregation at Scott Boulevard Baptist Church in Decatur has created an endowment to meet the spiritual needs of isolated senior citizens — a ministry area experts say is one of the most under-served in the nation. 

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SBC leader says Gungor trusts science more than the Bible

Southern Seminary President Albert Mohler says Christians aren’t supposed to save the Bible from itself by trying to harmonize its truth claims with science.

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