Pastor, ethicist urge Southern Baptists to marry younger

True love waits, but don’t expect it to wait forever, a Southern Baptist pastor and policy expert advised in a recent newspaper story arguing that couples should consider marrying at a younger age.

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State CBF leader terms Senate debate organized by Southern Baptists partisan

The new interim leader of the Kentucky Baptist Fellowship says authentic Baptists don’t use the pulpit for partisan politics.

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Prayer seems to be more effective easing anxiety for those who believe in a loving God. (Creative Commons photo by Leland Francisco)
Prayer seems to be more effective easing anxiety for those who believe in a loving God. (Creative Commons photo by Leland Francisco)

Sociologist: Concept of God impacts power of prayer, anxiety-related disorders

A Baylor University sociologist finds that prayer is more effective in easing anxiety when the pray-er believes in a loving, dependable God.

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Baptist Standard to cease operation of its FaithVillage social media network

Though site traffic was high, the resource provider didn’t generate enough revenue.

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Preacher returns to pulpit after son’s suicide

Ergun Caner says he has no answers about why his 15-year-old son killed himself, but he sought solace by returning to the pulpit.

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Virginia Baptists launch initiative aimed at Ebola crisis

The Virginia Baptist Mission Board has allocated funds to Liberia and is working with a group of Liberian expatriates in Virginia.

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Christians have a strong tendency to make claims of persecution, experts say, in part because of the suffering of Christ. (Creative Commons photo by Richard Bott)
Christians have a strong tendency to make claims of persecution, experts say, in part because of the suffering of Christ. (Creative Commons photo by Richard Bott)

Real or imagined, persecution appears to part of Christian DNA

Experts say some Christian groups thrive on the belief they are being persecuted, and that this belief is seemingly supported by Christ’s own experience with persecution.

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BJC breaks down Hobby Lobby ruling

Leaders of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty say a 1993 federal law to bolster religious liberty is too important to be undone by a single ruling by the Supreme Court.

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Culpepper stepping down after 20 years as McAfee dean

Alan Culpepper — the only dean Mercer University’s McAfee School of Theology has known over its nearly two-decade-long history — has announced that he is turning over the reins to new leadership at the end of this academic year.

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St. Louis pastor says racial violence not justified, but anger is

CBF pastor Scott Stearman says racial violence erupting in suburban St. Louis illustrates the need for the New Baptist Covenant, an effort to bring Christians together across barriers of theology and race.

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Campbellsville, KBC leaders discuss partnership

A proposed partnership agreement would allow the historically Baptist school and Kentucky Baptists to work together apart from funding and election of trustees.

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Evangelical child molester sentenced to 40 years

Nathaniel Morales was convicted in May of five counts of sex crimes committed in the 1980s and early 1990s at a prominent Washington-area evangelical church.

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Suzi LeVine is sworn in as U.S. ambassador to Switzerland. (Twitter photo by U.S. Embassy, London)
Suzi LeVine is sworn in as U.S. ambassador to Switzerland. (Twitter photo by U.S. Embassy, London)

Do you solemnly swear — on this Kindle?

An ambassador was recently sworn in with her hand on an e-reader instead of the Bible — a move some described as “very 21st century,” while pastors and theologians differed on its symbolic implications. 

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Contemporary Christian musician under fire for doubting Genesis

Belief in evolution is costing Dove Award-winning musician Michael Gungor evangelical fans.

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