Bob Allen

Bob Allen

Bob Allen is news editor of ABPnews/Herald.

Sexual sin not just problem for men, says woman at Baptist summit

While most evangelical books and sermons on sexual temptation are geared toward men, women are not immune, according to a speaker at a Southern Baptist sex summit that ended today.

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Dismissed abuse lawsuit headed for appeal

Alleged victims in what has been called the biggest evangelical abuse cover-up to date will get a day in court seeking to overturn a lower court’s ruling that they had to file their lawsuit within three years of turning 18.

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Advocate says something missing at Baptist sex summit

SNAP representative Amy Smith says the topic of sex abuse is “noticeably absent” in a wide-ranging discussion of sexual issues sponsored by Southern Baptists this week in Nashville.

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Judge says use of Caner video fair

A blogger has reposted video of a famous “ex-Muslim” testimony that critics claim is exaggerated.

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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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CBF, SBC leaders meet with president

President Obama told faith leaders in a White House meeting April 15 that it is up to Congress to finish the job on immigration reform.

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Louisiana College to seek new president

After months of controversy over the leadership of President Joe Aguillard, Louisiana College is taking a new direction.

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N.C. church, first to ordain a woman, calls its first female pastor

Fifty years after ordaining the first female Southern Baptist minister, Watts Street Baptist Church in Durham, N.C., has called a woman as pastor.

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Diverse groups defend clergy tax break

Recent friend-of-the-court briefs dispute a judge’s ruling that the IRS ministerial housing allowance violates the separation of church and state.

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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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