Study: Seminaries do little to train pastor to help mentally ill congregants

Most counseling classes offered focus on premarital and couples issues, family concerns or dealing with grief.

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Accrediting agency lists reasons for putting Louisiana College on probation

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools cited “institutional integrity” and “external influence” among reasons for putting the Louisiana Baptist Convention-related school on probation in June.

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The Liberia Baptist Ebola Emergency Response Team distributes food and sanitary supplies. (LBMEC photo)
The Liberia Baptist Ebola Emergency Response Team distributes food and sanitary supplies. (LBMEC photo)

Liberian Baptists stepping up efforts in Ebola battle

Food and sanitary supplies are being distributed in hard-hit regions.

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Chick-fil-A founder, Baptist layman, Truett Cathy dies

The billionaire inventor of the boneless, fried Chick-fil-A sandwich was as well known for his Christian faith as his business acumen.

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Baptists, Mormons, ask Supreme Court to hear Utah marriage case

The Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission has joined Mormons and other faith groups in a collective brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on Utah’s same-sex marriage ban.

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Many Boomers move away from volunteering once their children leave home or as a result of downsizing their lifestyle. (Shutterstock)
Many Boomers move away from volunteering once their children leave home or as a result of downsizing their lifestyle. (Shutterstock)

Churches facing a rethink in how they engage aging Boomers

Shifts in how that generation chooses to volunteer is impacting church ministries.

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Slow to retire: Boomers turn to ‘encore careers’

Nearly half of Baby Boomers say they plan to remain in the workforce until age 66 or later, and 10 percent say they won’t retire at all.

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National Baptists elect new president

Among other things, the new president of the nation’s largest African-American denomination is a graduate of a non-denominational seminary with ties to the “young, restless and reformed” brand of Calvinism.

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Black Baptists urge Obama to speed Haitian family immigration

Expedited process of getting Haitians into the U.S. makes good economic sense and is fair, the leaders of five African-American communions say in a letter to the White House.

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Federal magistrate recommends dismissal of Glorieta lawsuit

Couple had claimed LifeWay Christian Resources lacked authority to sell the Baptist conference center.

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‘Left Behind’ coming to a theater — and maybe a seminary — near you

The end is near, both in movie theaters and Southern Baptist seminary classrooms.

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Fire destroys Cumberland University Baptist center

An early morning fire at a Baptist student center in Lebanon, Tenn., displaced two students living in an upstairs apartment. The building, owned by the local Baptist association, is a total loss.

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Young people gather at memorial for Michael Brown who was shot feet away by Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9. (Creative Commons photo by Brett Myers/Youth Radio)
Young people gather at memorial for Michael Brown who was shot feet away by Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9. (Creative Commons photo by Brett Myers/Youth Radio)

Race, relevancy among challenges facing black Baptist leaders

Recent shootings of black men present challenges to new leaders of four of the nation’s largest African-American Baptist denominations, which observers say must become champions for racial reforms in America.

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Don’t trade kids for immigration action, faith leaders say in one-sentence letter

More than 40 faith leaders urged President Obama not to compromise children’s safety in any upcoming executive action on immigration.

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