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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