On the improv circuit, comedian finds a ready audience for the gospel

After gigs in radio and professional wrestling, Dave Ebert, a graduate of Baptist-affiliated Bluefield College, found his purpose on stage.

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American Baptist region defrocks minister charged with larceny

American Baptist Churches USA no longer recognizes the ordination of a pastor charged with bilking the elderly.

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Baylor student, graduate die in car wreck

The musicians, along with two others injured in the crash, were en route to perform at an international conference.

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A Baptist death row missionary says capital punishment denies God‘s grace to condemned prisoners. (Flickr Creative Commons photo by Christian Senger)
A Baptist death row missionary says capital punishment denies God‘s grace to condemned prisoners. (Flickr Creative Commons photo by Christian Senger)

Minister on death row surprised by only one thing: fellow Baptists’ support for capital punishment

Raised in Mexico by Southern Baptist missionaries who shared the gospel in prisons, Dorothy Ruelas said she was shocked to learn most Baptists in America support the death penalty.

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Baptists join others praising nominee for religious freedom ambassador

President Obama has nominated law professor and Rabbi David Nathan Saperstein as ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, he will be charged with promoting religious freedom around the world.

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Colorblind artist feels drawn to draw Christ

Texas artist Lance Brown spreads the gospel with paint and visual storytelling.

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Youth pastor gets 3 years for child porn

With credit for time already served, a former youth minister found with images of violent child pornography depicting victims as young as 5 could be out of prison in three years.

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Old abuse accusations resurface with recent arrest

An Alabama Baptist director of missions says accusations that he mishandled reporting of sexual abuse in the 1990s are untrue, and they are nothing new.

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Stephen Ministry provides presence, comfort and healing.
Stephen Ministry provides presence, comfort and healing.

Lay callings confirmed through Stephen Ministry

Leaders say the Christian ministry provides a full experience of the "priesthood of believers" for participants and profound, loving care for those in need. 

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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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