SBC leader says Honeycutt’s ‘holy war’ sermon was destined to fail

Aug. 28 marked the 30th anniversary of one of the most memorable sermons in a long-running struggle between factions vying for control of the Southern Baptist Convention in the late 20th century.

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Virginia WMU volunteers have worked at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation for a decade.
Virginia WMU volunteers have worked at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation for a decade.

Baptists enriched by repeated missions to Sioux

Returning over many years to the same mission destination reaps huge benefits for those going and those welcoming, say Baptist groups in Virginia and Tennessee.

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SBC leader says churches must address violence against women

ERLC head Russell Moore says churches should discipline male members who abuse their wives.

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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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‘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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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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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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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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CBF partners with BWA to address Ebola crisis

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is partnering with the Baptist World Alliance to address the Ebola crisis in West Africa.

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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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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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A stained-glass depiction of Christ greets worshipers at Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fla. (Jeff Brumley/ABPnews/Herald)
A stained-glass depiction of Christ greets worshipers at Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fla. (Jeff Brumley/ABPnews/Herald)

Ornate sanctuaries no distraction from the Word, Baptist pastors say

While many Baptists have historically rejected religious symbolism in their sanctuaries, others have embraced it as a way to get worshipers focused on God.

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Shoes offer respite for weary immigrant children

Volunteers for Buckner International, a Baptist charitable organization based in Dallas, hear harrowing stories of journeys north to the U.S. border.

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Anti-malaria campaign making an impact, say Baptist groups

Assessment suggests mosquito net distribution is reducing killer disease in Ghana.

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CBF appeals for funds as it responds to immigrants crossing U.S. border

The group has helped feed more than 3,000 people in partnership with others in the Rio Grande Valley.

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Inside a Virginia ministry to prostitutes

They don’t preach or condemn, but a small group of Baptist volunteers is building a community of prostitutes who understand God loves them — and that’s transformative.

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Missourian finds vocation, ministry creating prosthetic eyes

Carolyn O’Neill sort of fell into her career, but she believes God directed her to it.

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Aftermath of West explosion shows both relief and recovery needed after disaster

Each is essential but they’re different, say responders.

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“Annie Armstrong” welcomes WMU visitors to her home church. (ABPnews/Herald photo by Bob Allen)
“Annie Armstrong” welcomes WMU visitors to her home church. (ABPnews/Herald photo by Bob Allen)

A picture worth 500 words: WMU’s 125th anniversary prompts a lively visit

Shifts in the Baptist landscape took on new meaning recently when WMU members touring Annie Armstrong’s Baltimore home dropped in on a once prominent Southern Baptist Convention church.

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