Passport, Inc. returned to Florida with a summer youth camp in Jacksonville. (Jeff Brumley/ABPnews/Herald).
Passport, Inc. returned to Florida with a summer youth camp in Jacksonville. (Jeff Brumley/ABPnews/Herald).

With Florida camp, Passport returns to its birthplace

Hundreds of campers volunteered at eight nonprofits and ministries around Jacksonville.

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Bluefield College suspends dental school project until funding is secured

The dental school will be aimed to impact underserved Appalachian communities.

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Election of new president tops BWA gathering’s agenda

The Baptist World Alliance’s governing bodies will meet in Turkey next week.

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SACS commission releases statement on Brewton-Parker accreditation woes

President Ergun Caner says a recent vote to revoke the school’s accreditation isn’t final, and he expects it to be reversed whether on appeal or in court.

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Caner ordered to pay attorney fees

A Georgia Baptist college professor has been ordered to pay legal fees after filing a lawsuit deemed frivolous by a federal judge.

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SNAP leader says police should investigate alleged abuse cover-up by DOM

The arrest of a former youth pastor at a Southern Baptist church in Alabama has one of the alleged victims pointing a finger at his former pastor.

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Judge dismisses Sovereign Grace appeal

For the second time, a lawsuit alleging what has been called the largest evangelical sex abuse scandal to date has been struck down because of a technicality.

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Seminary cuts ties with embattled SGM

A spokesman for Southern Baptist Theological Seminary confirmed that the school is ending a formal partnership with Sovereign Grace Ministries, accused in criminal and civil courts of mishandling reports of sexual abuse.

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Judge OKs settlement of Baptist home lawsuit

Sunrise Children’s Services plans to challenge a ruling that settles a 14-year-old lawsuit over public funding of faith-based organizations.

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Longest-serving CBF staff member retires

During her 23 years at CBF, Clarissa Strickland has worked in five different office buildings and under all three of CBF’s executive coordinators.

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Third Way pastor invited to White House

While he isn’t talking to media, Pastor Danny Cortez described New Heart Community Church in La Mirada, Calif., in a sermon as being “in the eye of the storm.”

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Black Baptist group elects president

Delegates to the 2014 Family Faith Fest of the National Baptist Convention of America, International, Inc., have elected Lake Charles, La., native Pastor Samuel C. Tolbert Jr. as the 15th president of the convention.

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White House aide, BJC alum, honored at CBF

Melissa Rogers, who serves as Special Assistant to the President and Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, addressed the Religious Liberty Council of the Baptist Joint Committee. The 24th annual meeting was held as part of the 2014 CBF General Assembly at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta.

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Robert Dilday convenes panel on issues facing Baptist women in ministry. (ABPnews/Herald photos by Bob Allen)
Robert Dilday convenes panel on issues facing Baptist women in ministry. (ABPnews/Herald photos by Bob Allen)

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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CBF begins work on funding plan

After two years of transition involving staff and governance, CBF leaders now face the task of developing a new funding plan.

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Theologian and pastor Allan Boesak, who worked with Nelson Mandela to defeat apartheid in South Africa, preaches forgiveness and reconciliation at the CBF General Assembly in Atlanta on Thursday. (Jeff Brumley/ABPnews/Herald)
Theologian and pastor Allan Boesak, who worked with Nelson Mandela to defeat apartheid in South Africa, preaches forgiveness and reconciliation at the CBF General Assembly in Atlanta on Thursday. (Jeff Brumley/ABPnews/Herald)

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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Suzii Paynter updates Cooperative Baptists in her second report as CBF executive coordinator June 26 in Atlanta. (ABPnews/Herald photo by Bob Allen)
Suzii Paynter updates Cooperative Baptists in her second report as CBF executive coordinator June 26 in Atlanta. (ABPnews/Herald photo by Bob Allen)

CBF a ‘denominetwork,’ Paynter says

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter has coined a new word, “denominetwork,” to describe the organization’s approach.

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Baptist Women in Ministry celebrates 50th anniversary of first ordination

BWIM highlighted the ordination of Addie Davis in 1964.

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CBF missions head calls for ‘new conversation’ about global missions

Steven Porter says yesterday’s trusted models of Christian witness no longer produce the results they once promised, begging the question of what will replace them.

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Shifts in CBF staff will expedite focus on priorities, says top leader

Suzii Paynter tells governing board maintaining old processes won’t result in a new product.

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