Bob Allen

Bob Allen

Bob Allen is news editor of ABPnews/Herald.

Kentucky Baptist Convention escrows funds for Campbellsville

The KBC will continue to fund student scholarships, despite dispute over the university’s governance.

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Search for lobbyist’s wife in second week

A Thursday press conference asked the public for help in the search for the wife of a conservative lobbyist missing from the family’s farm for more than a week.

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Former church secretary indicted for theft

A lifelong member of an Alabama Baptist church stands accused of embezzling nearly $130,000 just months after another former staff member at the same church was convicted of child molestation.

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NC pastors rally for same-sex marriage ban

Group of pastors is calling on North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory to defend that state's constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.

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Transgender Hobby Lobby employee claims discrimination

Meggan Sommerville, a frame-shop manager at a Hobby Lobby store in Aurora, Ill., is suing the company for discrimination.

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Campbellsville seeks new relationship with Kentucky Baptists

Leaders of the school want to phase out direct funding from the Kentucky Baptist Convention over four years in exchange for more leeway in selecting the university’s board of trustees.

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BJC, others, oppose religious exemption in non-discrimination order

The Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty is among 98 groups asking the Obama administration not to insert a religious exemption in an executive order that would bar federal contractors from discriminating against gays. 

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Clergy, psychiatrists launch new partnership

Baptists have participated with mental health leaders to foster a dialogue between psychiatrists and clergy on the medical and spiritual dimensions of mental health care.

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Expelled transgender student gets partial win

Both sides claimed partial victory in a ruling last week by a California judge involving a former transgender nursing student expelled from California Baptist University in 2011.

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Kentucky Baptist Convention leaders, Campbellsville University trustees clash

A year after reaffirming a covenant agreement defining their relationship, a Baptist state convention and university are suddenly on the brink of severing ties.

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