Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley is assistant editor of ABPnews/Herald.

Glass ceiling for women pastors cracked but not broken, panelists tell CBF

Women ministers tell ABPnews/Herald dinner at CBF General Assembly that women are making headway as pastors in Fellowship churches, but much work must be done to stop many from leaving for other denominations.

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New Baptist Covenant pitches reconciliation at CBF assembly

Churches urged to enter 'covenants of action' with other Baptists to transform themselves and their communities. Anti-apartheid activist and Suzii Paynter among voices backing the NBC approach to reconcilation and forgiveness.

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Chaplains have edge in post-Christian age, CBF official says

Gerald F. Hutchinson Jr. says the pluralistic populations served by chaplains and pastoral counselors give those ministers vital experience in dealing with Americans who have little or no faith background.

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Political polarization challenges U.S. churches, Baptist leaders say

A new study finds that Americans increasingly identify with political views on the far right or far left, and that the center is shrinking. That could have profound implications for churches.

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Slender Man stabbings expose ‘prisoners of the moment,’ Baptist educator says

Recent stabbings reportedly inspired by a dark fictional character have many blaming parents and social media. But the problem goes much deeper than that, says a divinity school professor.

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New Baptist Covenant signals resurgence of reconciliation movement, Mandela colleague says

Anti-apartheid activist and theologian Allan Boesak believes Baptists are at the heart of a resurgent ecumenical movement in reconcilation.

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Churches being pushed to see selves as guests in own communities

A post-Christian culture means churches no longer enjoy privileged status in their communities, and must work to be part of their neighborhoods.

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Ethnic churches do better with Millennials, but challenges remain

Some African-American and Hispanic pastors say Millennials are not leaving their churches like they are white evangelical congregations. But some also say ethnic churches face their own pitfalls in retaining younger members.

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For CBF Bahamas and its leader, new tie means increased influence in Caribbean

Pastor John McIntosh is to be consecrated in July by an ecumenical council that has a voice in Bahamian politics, culture and faith.

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Baptists, Vatican agree: Social media is worth the effort

Evangelism and communicating around missions outweigh the occasional negative comments and time demands that come with maintaining a robust social media presence, say denominational leaders.

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