High Church liturgy

Book says Baptists embracing high church

A new book sparks hope that more Baptists will embrace liturgical forms of worship as they come to see ancient traditions as inherently missional.

Baptist Briefs: McRaney to Maryland/Delaware

Will McRaney, a former Florida Baptist church planting and evangelism strategist and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary professor, was elected executive director of the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware.

CBF Networking

CBF charts course for networking model

In its efforts to engage and mobilize younger leaders and laypeople in ministry, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship needs a little help from its friends, CBF Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter told the organization’s new Ministries Council.

Glorieta sale

Leaseholders seek temporary restraining order on Glorieta sale

Updated: An Arkansas couple who own a house on land leased from Glorieta Conference Center filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court seeking to prevent the transfer of property from LifeWay Christian Resources to Glorieta 2.0.

Heaven of hell

Infants-in-hell question bothers editor

A Baptist state newspaper editor has questioned whether the report of a Calvinism study committee implies infants who die before reaching the “age of accountability” are destined for hell.

Baptist Briefs

Baptist Briefs: Prayer for Egypt's Christians

Baptists in Egypt asked Christians worldwide to pray for their nation and its Christians in the wake of violence that resulted in more than 1,000 deaths. 


Pastors take ‘wait and see’ attitude on Obamacare launch

For many pastors, the answer to questions about how health care reform will impact their compensation are depressingly similar—wait and see.


Editorial sparks atonement debate

A Presbyterian controversy spilled into Baptist life when Southern Baptist leaders criticized a Baptist state newspaper editor for agreeing with a hymnal committee that omitted a popular hymn because of the phrase “the wrath of God was satisfied” by Christ’s death on the cross.

Brian Kaylor

Visionary Clarence Jordan continues to challenge Christians

Brian Kaylor was doing research about the late Koinonia Farms founder Clarence Jordan when he discovered some mysterious boxes in the Jordan archives. What he found gave him goose bumps.

SEND conference

Church planters form partnerships at Plano conference

Church planters made valuable networking exchanges and personal contacts to supplement workshops at the 2013 Send North America Conference conducted recently at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano.

Public Prayer

ERLC defends governmental prayers in Jesus’ name

The Southern Baptist Convention Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court defending prayers offered in Jesus’ name at government meetings.

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