Unequally yoked? Christians increasingly navigate interfaith marriage

Unequally yoked? Christians increasingly navigate interfaith marriage

In particular, evangelical Christians who marry outside their faith face challenges, say observers.

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For interfaith couples considering marriage — talk early

Couples do well to discuss money, decision-making, sex and religion ahead of time.

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Calvinist preacher OK with women deacons

A “young, restless and reformed” megachurch pastor who once sparked controversy with comments criticizing the “sinner’s prayer” says he doesn’t think the Bible necessarily prohibits women from serving as deacons.

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Pastor says Obama presidency prophesied

African-American Southern Baptist pastor Dwight McKissic says the Bible predicts an ascendancy of people of African descent prior to the Second Coming of Christ.

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Nathan Taylor, left, prepares to lead children in worship at Central Baptist Church in Richmond, Va. (Photo courtesy of Nathan Taylor)
Nathan Taylor, left, prepares to lead children in worship at Central Baptist Church in Richmond, Va. (Photo courtesy of Nathan Taylor)

Baptists eye catechism (again) to instruct the faithful

Scholars, educators and ministers say a process is needed through which Baptist congregations can consistently and uniformly transmit Christian identity and doctrine.

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Go tell it, clearly and simply, experts say

Go tell it, clearly and simply, experts say

Don’t let the wave of communication at Christmas time — in the form of cards, e-mails, postings, podcasts and tweets — drown out the gospel message, experts say.

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Calvinists plan student mission confab

Rather than discouraging missionary activity, predestination “is the warrant and the ground of our hope that our evangelization is not in vain in the Lord,” say planners of an upcoming student mission conference in Louisville, Ky.

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Brian McLaren is interviewed by Krista Tippett of NPR during the 2013 Wild Goose Festival. (Jeff Brumley/ABPnews)
Brian McLaren is interviewed by Krista Tippett of NPR during the 2013 Wild Goose Festival. (Jeff Brumley/ABPnews)

Debating doctorates in a missional world

Post-modern church author and speaker Brian McLaren says doctorates and other advanced degrees will have a place in missional and other church movements, while others doubt that Millennials and many young Christians will care their pastor has a Ph.D. 

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SBC leader says Halloween a moral issue

Southern Seminary President Albert Mohler says parents are “spiritually and theologically responsible” for how their children celebrate Halloween.

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New book details Baptist/Hindu marriage

New book details Baptist/Hindu marriage

Baptist minister Dana Trent tells her story of interfaith marriage in Saffron Cross: The Unlikely Story of How a Christian Minister Married a Hindu Monk.

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