The Liberia Baptist Ebola Emergency Response Team distributes food and sanitary supplies. (LBMEC photo)
The Liberia Baptist Ebola Emergency Response Team distributes food and sanitary supplies. (LBMEC photo)

Liberian Baptists stepping up efforts in Ebola battle

Food and sanitary supplies are being distributed in hard-hit regions.

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Chick-fil-A founder, Baptist layman, Truett Cathy dies

The billionaire inventor of the boneless, fried Chick-fil-A sandwich was as well known for his Christian faith as his business acumen.

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Many Boomers move away from volunteering once their children leave home or as a result of downsizing their lifestyle. (Shutterstock)
Many Boomers move away from volunteering once their children leave home or as a result of downsizing their lifestyle. (Shutterstock)

Churches facing a rethink in how they engage aging Boomers

Shifts in how that generation chooses to volunteer is impacting church ministries.

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Slow to retire: Boomers turn to ‘encore careers’

Nearly half of Baby Boomers say they plan to remain in the workforce until age 66 or later, and 10 percent say they won’t retire at all.

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National Baptists elect new president

Among other things, the new president of the nation’s largest African-American denomination is a graduate of a non-denominational seminary with ties to the “young, restless and reformed” brand of Calvinism.

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Black Baptists urge Obama to speed Haitian family immigration

Expedited process of getting Haitians into the U.S. makes good economic sense and is fair, the leaders of five African-American communions say in a letter to the White House.

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Federal magistrate recommends dismissal of Glorieta lawsuit

Couple had claimed LifeWay Christian Resources lacked authority to sell the Baptist conference center.

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Fire destroys Cumberland University Baptist center

An early morning fire at a Baptist student center in Lebanon, Tenn., displaced two students living in an upstairs apartment. The building, owned by the local Baptist association, is a total loss.

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Young people gather at memorial for Michael Brown who was shot feet away by Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9. (Creative Commons photo by Brett Myers/Youth Radio)
Young people gather at memorial for Michael Brown who was shot feet away by Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9. (Creative Commons photo by Brett Myers/Youth Radio)

Race, relevancy among challenges facing black Baptist leaders

Recent shootings of black men present challenges to new leaders of four of the nation’s largest African-American Baptist denominations, which observers say must become champions for racial reforms in America.

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Historic Baptist church sold to fraternity

A historic Baptist church building in upstate New York will be repurposed as a fraternity house.

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Refugees, like these Syrians in Jordan, are fleeing into nations around Iraq and Syria. (UN photo)
Refugees, like these Syrians in Jordan, are fleeing into nations around Iraq and Syria. (UN photo)

Missionaries serving refugees fleeing Mid-east violence exercise extra sensitivity

Serving war-ravaged refugees, including indigenous Christian groups, in the Middle East requires extra cultural and religious sensitivity among missionaries living in cultures that do not value religious freedom, experts say. 

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Faith leaders on both sides of border pray for children

American Baptist missionaries gathered with faith leaders on both sides of U.S.-Mexico border to pray for children fleeing violence in Central America.

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Louisiana College lauds controversial former president

A Baptist school on probation with its accrediting agency opened the new school year by honoring its former president, prompting questions about whether anything has changed.

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The school supply store at Edgewood Church in Atlanta. (Edgewood Facebook photo)
The school supply store at Edgewood Church in Atlanta. (Edgewood Facebook photo)

Schools prime ministry locations for many churches, say leaders

Churches, ministers and educators say one of the best ways to serve communities is by helping local schools.

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BWA allocates funds for persecuted Iraqi Christians

The Baptist World Alliance is encouraging Baptists and other Christians to follow suit with money for Christians fleeing persecution at the hands of ISIS.

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After a tough year, Birmingham church fills pulpit vacancy

Veteran Alabama Baptist pastor Jim Cooley assumes leadership of a congregation that has endured a particularly tough year.

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Baptist disaster experts face Ebola, opposition ministering to immigrants

During meetings Aug. 26-27, the North American Baptist Fellowship’s Disaster Response Network members discussed how to best address current and past disasters.

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Climbers make camp at a site above the clouds on Mount Kilimanjaro. (Photo by Tim Glover)
Climbers make camp at a site above the clouds on Mount Kilimanjaro. (Photo by Tim Glover)

Lofty fundraiser leads Baptist to climb Kilimanjaro

Hardin-Simmons athletic trainer takes on famous mountain in effort to raise money for global sports ministry. 

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David Platt elected IMB president

The 36-year-old pastor of The Church at Brook Hills, a Southern Baptist congregation in Birmingham, Ala., takes office immediately as president of the SBC International Mission Board. With more than 4,800 missionaries, the IMB is the largest denominational missionary-sending body among American evangelicals.

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David Hull to join the Center for Healthy Churches

A former Alabama pastor and key leader in the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship will assume the role of coordinator for The Center for Healthy Churches-Southeast.

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