President Obama pays tribute April 9 to three soldiers killed at Fort Hood earlier this month. (Dept. of Defense photo)
President Obama pays tribute April 9 to three soldiers killed at Fort Hood earlier this month. (Dept. of Defense photo)

Baptists see Fort Hood shootings through lens of Easter

Baptist pastors recall how the April 2 shootings that killed three soldiers felt tragically familiar, and how they and their ministries immediately responded to meet the spiritual needs of their congregations and the Army base.

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CBF, SBC leaders meet with president

President Obama told faith leaders in a White House meeting April 15 that it is up to Congress to finish the job on immigration reform.

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Louisiana College to seek new president

After months of controversy over the leadership of President Joe Aguillard, Louisiana College is taking a new direction.

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N.C. church, first to ordain a woman, calls its first female pastor

Fifty years after ordaining the first female Southern Baptist minister, Watts Street Baptist Church in Durham, N.C., has called a woman as pastor.

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Texas Baptist named to National Commission on Hunger

Jeremy Everett is director of the Texas Hunger Initiative, a collaboration of Baylor University’s School of Social Work and the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission.

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Lunch at the Source of Light orphanage. (Photo by Allison Maxwell)
Lunch at the Source of Light orphanage. (Photo by Allison Maxwell)

In Haiti, response to earthquake becomes a mission game-changer

Virginia Baptists’ response to Haiti’s 2010 earthquake has led them into long-term mission work on the island, from agriculture to orphan care to church planting — a trend in disaster-relief work, say experts.

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Diverse groups defend clergy tax break

Recent friend-of-the-court briefs dispute a judge’s ruling that the IRS ministerial housing allowance violates the separation of church and state.

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Get outside the walls, Virginia leader tells churches

The church Jesus loves needs to be closer to the people Jesus loves, says Travis Collins.

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Mission service is key focus of Tennessee CBF meeting

More than 14 projects across Memphis carried out the theme, “Be, Love, Serve.”

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The number of Americans skeptical of the Bible now equals those who hold it as sacred, according to a new study. (Wikimedia Commons photo)
The number of Americans skeptical of the Bible now equals those who hold it as sacred, according to a new study. (Wikimedia Commons photo)

Skepticism about Bible on the rise, but that doesn’t faze some ministers

A recent American Bible Society poll shows the number of Bible skeptics now matches the number of its believers. But that just opens up more teaching opportunities, some Baptists say.

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