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Jason Williams (right) and other members of The Little Tree Community in Lincoln County, N.C. (Little Tree photo)
Jason Williams (right) and other members of The Little Tree Community in Lincoln County, N.C. (Little Tree photo)

Baptists pushing hospitality beyond comfort zones — and discovering deeper spirituality

The biblical practice of hospitality means more than generosity to friends or taking a casserole to a sick neighbor. Those who study the practice say to be spiritually beneficial, there must be a level of discomfort.

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CBF to announce new global missions coordinator April 30

The group’s top mission executive will succeed Rob Nash, who left in 2012.

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Sexual sin not just problem for men, says woman at Baptist summit

While most evangelical books and sermons on sexual temptation are geared toward men, women are not immune, according to a speaker at a Southern Baptist sex summit that ended today.

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Dismissed abuse lawsuit headed for appeal

Alleged victims in what has been called the biggest evangelical abuse cover-up to date will get a day in court seeking to overturn a lower court’s ruling that they had to file their lawsuit within three years of turning 18.

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Advocate says something missing at Baptist sex summit

SNAP representative Amy Smith says the topic of sex abuse is “noticeably absent” in a wide-ranging discussion of sexual issues sponsored by Southern Baptists this week in Nashville.

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Pastor Eric Black dedicates the baby born to Joe and Megan Jennings, a couple who were married at First Baptist Church in Covington, Texas, when the sanctuary was still under construction. (Photo/Courtesy of First Baptist Church in Covington)
Pastor Eric Black dedicates the baby born to Joe and Megan Jennings, a couple who were married at First Baptist Church in Covington, Texas, when the sanctuary was still under construction. (Photo/Courtesy of First Baptist Church in Covington)

Small church makes big strides despite location, trends

A Covington, Texas, church has seen growth in attendance and baptisms since building a sanctuary considered much too large for a congregation in a very small town.

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Merger plans collapse for struggling Virginia college

The future of Baptist-affiliated Virginia Intermont College is unclear as administrators prepare “teach out” plan for students.

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Judge says use of Caner video fair

A blogger has reposted video of a famous “ex-Muslim” testimony that critics claim is exaggerated.

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Pressler says SBC controversy started in Houston church

“Conservative resurgence” co-founders Paul Pressler and Paige Patterson passed on stories about the early days of the struggle to students at Midwestern Seminary.

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Baptist disaster recovery gears up for summer

American Baptist Churches USA and Texas Baptists have issued calls for volunteers for projects around the nation.

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