Bob Allen

Bob Allen

Bob Allen is news editor of ABPnews/Herald.

Mohler defends exclusivity of Christ

A Southern Baptist seminary president urged preachers to be unashamed about the message that salvation is in Christ alone.

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Jeb Bush to meet with Southern Baptist leader

With Gov. Chris Christie’s political future in doubt, some Republicans are viewing their best bet for electing the next president as a former Florida governor whose brother and father both previously held the office.

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PBS examines Calvinism in SBC

Seminary president Albert Mohler says he is thankful that while other denominations are battling liberalism, Southern Baptists are talking about the doctrines of grace.

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Patterson urges ministers not to drink

Alcohol use by ministers is “unwise,” Southwestern Seminary President Paige Patterson told students in a recent chapel message.

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Put popular biblical story of woman caught in adultery in footnote, says theology prof

A pastor and theology professor says the story of the woman caught in adultery isn’t part of the original Gospel of John and shouldn’t be preached in pulpits.

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Pastor terms U.S. policies ‘a re-assassination’ of Martin Luther King

An African-American pastor says it takes more than statues and a federal holiday to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Golden Gate seminary selling campus, moving

After four years of fighting obstacles to expansion plans, a Southern Baptist seminary is selling its 55-year-old campus located on prime real estate overlooking San Francisco Bay.

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Mississippi religion bill gets new life

A 20-year-old federal law and similar legislation in many states are suddenly controversial as debate turns to whether people can discriminate on religious grounds.

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Pastor seeks to rally black Baptists against ‘stand your ground’ laws

A Florida pastor active in opposition to his state’s controversial “stand your ground” law has announced formation of a pastors’ task force to take the campaign nationwide.

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In new book, 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,” RNS senior columnist Jonathan Merritt says in his newest book.

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