d365 releases daily devotionals on free app

The ministry of Passport Inc. is available on iOS devices.

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Baptists on U.S.-Mexican border offer aid in sudden influx of unaccompanied children

Gang violence in Central America is being attributed to a surge of young undocumented immigrants fleeing north.

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10 things you need to know about multisite churches

A quick look at the growth of churches with multiple campuses.

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SBC official says gender an issue of spiritual warfare

Despite all the talk about women’s equality, ERLC head Russell Moore says the non-believing world is “a patriarchy of the most pagan kind.”

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Ceiling painting of peace and heaven by Daniel Gran. (WikiMedia Commons)
Ceiling painting of peace and heaven by Daniel Gran. (WikiMedia Commons)

Baylor prof questions popular views of heaven

Author and pop culture critic Greg Garrett ponders what it says about someone who believes heaven includes none of their enemies or is merely a continuation of life on earth.

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(Image by Justin See/Flickr Creative Commons)
(Image by Justin See/Flickr Creative Commons)

Theology of workflow connects dots between spirituality and efficiency

Promptly replying to emails can be just as missional as working in a soup kitchen, say advocates of a theology of workflow and organization. 

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Members of Vinton (Va.) Baptist Church walk the labyrinth. (Photo courtesy of Brittany Riddle)
Members of Vinton (Va.) Baptist Church walk the labyrinth. (Photo courtesy of Brittany Riddle)

Labyrinth transforms prayer life, Baptists say

The ancient practice which involves walking a maze while praying has become more popular among Baptists as Christians in general are adopting more eclectic spiritual disciplines.

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Mohler says Christ died only for the ‘elect’

Albert Mohler, a proponent of a Calvinist resurgence in Southern Baptist life, explains one of the movement’s most controversial doctrines.

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The columbarium at Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas.
The columbarium at Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas.

Ashes to ashes: In debate over burial or cremation, some things get lost

Christian funerals should include elements of celebration but not ignore the hard realities of death and sorrow, say ministers.

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Funerals in pluralistic society: What makes them distinctively Christian?

Pastors often are asked to conduct funerals “without the religious stuff.” How should they respond?

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Kenyans participate in a freedom walk in Turkana, Kenya. (BPFNA photo)
Kenyans participate in a freedom walk in Turkana, Kenya. (BPFNA photo)

Activists reflect on Baptist peacemaking in wake of Stassen death

Experts say Baptists are becoming increasingly aware of the biblical foundation of peace and justice work, but the movement also is hindered by an American and Baptist culture that favors the use of armed conflict.

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Jason Williams (right) and other members of The Little Tree Community in Lincoln County, N.C. (Little Tree photo)
Jason Williams (right) and other members of The Little Tree Community in Lincoln County, N.C. (Little Tree photo)

Baptists pushing hospitality beyond comfort zones — and discovering deeper spirituality

The biblical practice of hospitality means more than generosity to friends or taking a casserole to a sick neighbor. Those who study the practice say to be spiritually beneficial, there must be a level of discomfort.

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Pressler says SBC controversy started in Houston church

“Conservative resurgence” co-founders Paul Pressler and Paige Patterson passed on stories about the early days of the struggle to students at Midwestern Seminary.

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Starbucks initiative boosts Baptist work in Thailand

The company’s policy of giving back to communities that grow its products is aiding an American Baptist couple’s 25-year mission to improve lives in rural Thailand.

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Clean water is increasingly seen as a spiritual and environmental issue. (Living Water International photo)
Clean water is increasingly seen as a spiritual and environmental issue. (Living Water International photo)

Water missions surge as churches see spiritual connection

Seeing the connection between the environment, economies and the basic need for water is luring an increasing number of churches to delve into domestic and international water ministry.

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Mohler defends exclusivity of Christ

A Southern Baptist seminary president urged preachers to be unashamed about the message that salvation is in Christ alone.

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PBS examines Calvinism in SBC

Seminary president Albert Mohler says he is thankful that while other denominations are battling liberalism, Southern Baptists are talking about the doctrines of grace.

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Put popular biblical story of woman caught in adultery in footnote, says theology prof

A pastor and theology professor says the story of the woman caught in adultery isn’t part of the original Gospel of John and shouldn’t be preached in pulpits.

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ACLU defends student’s right to read Bible

Though often perceived as opposing religion in public schools, a state branch of the ACLU is standing up for the rights of a student told he could not read his Bible at school.

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Seminary website lists aspects of ‘biblical womanhood’

The women’s programs at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary are countering criticism with a “positive” statement of what the Bible says about women’s roles.

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