Bob Allen

Bob Allen

Bob Allen is news editor of ABPnews/Herald.

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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Jonathan Merritt explores how he took hold of ‘a thread called grace’

The faith and culture writer talks about the journey to revitalize his faith, the relevance of denominations, the debate over Calvinism and why a Southern Baptist preacher’s kid is living in Brooklyn.

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Richard Land says transgenderism ‘ultimate rebellion’

The Southern Baptist Convention’s former top spokesman for moral concerns says the New Testament “is quite clear” that homosexuality and transgenderism are forms of moral rebellion.

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Jonathan Merritt reveals childhood abuse, questions about sexual identity

“Being honest about the dark spots of one’s story provides a path to holding on to a thread called grace.”

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Veteran activists say LGBT inclusion nothing new

Churches making headlines today for advocating LGBT equality are simply doing what those on the front lines have been doing for years.

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SBC leader opposes legislation to reverse Hobby Lobby ruling

Russell Moore says Southern Baptists will vigorously oppose any efforts by Congress to weaken the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

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