On the heels of a major restructuring, “identity building” is now a top priority for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, says CBF Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter.
Capt. Gerald Hutchinson has been a Navy chaplain for 25 years but also has extensive church and denominational ministry experience. He takes over from George Pickle, who retired in June 2013.
James Jennings, founder of CBF-partner Conscience International and a member at First Baptist in Gainesville, Ga., is leading a delegation of scholars to Tehran this week for peace talks. He is joined by McAfee dean and professor Robert Nash and a dozen other scholars from around the U.S.
Pastors at two Baptist churches in Tallahassee, Fla., and Auburn, Ala., say their mission trip wager over the BCS title game has caused their congregations to grow closer together.
CBF-endorsed Air Force Maj. Chuck Seligman said he learns more about his body and faith everytime he completes an endurance race — including a 62-mile event held in Texas Jan. 11-12.
Scholars, educators and ministers say a process is needed through which Baptist congregations can consistently and uniformly transmit Christian identity and doctrine.
Missionaries, visitors to besieged overseas churches and experts say the recent "Duck Dynasty" controversy does not rise to the level of Christian persecution — and nor do many other reported situations globally. The key is to pray for victims of persecution and live into Christian faith.
Twitter exchange between First Baptist in Tallahassee and First Baptist in Auburn reflects coming BCS contest between Florida State and Auburn University — but with a missional twist, two pastors say.
A changing of the guard both in moderate Baptist life and the Southern Baptist Convention’s public policy agency, challenges to Obamacare and the 200th anniversary of Baptist missions in the U.S. topped Baptist newsmakers in 2013 headlines covered by Associated Baptist Press.