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Baptist church in Washington calls lesbian couple as pastors

Baptist church in Washington calls lesbian couple as pastors

Calvary Baptist Church, a 155-year-old congregation in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C., named a same-sex married couple as co-pastors.

       
Music and worship draw focus of Baptist scholars

Music and worship draw focus of Baptist scholars

Topics such as the biblical argument for congregational singing and a case for multigenerational worship services are drawing the attention of Baptist scholars.

       
Former Glorieta homeowners seek rehearing for LifeWay lawsuit

Former Glorieta homeowners seek rehearing for LifeWay lawsuit

An Arkansas Baptist couple filed a petition for the entire 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear their lawsuit against LifeWay Christian Resources that challenged the sale of Glorieta Conference Center near Santa Fe, N.M.

       
Federal appeals court affirms dismissal of lawsuit regarding Glorieta sale

Federal appeals court affirms dismissal of lawsuit regarding Glorieta sale

A federal appeals court affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of the lawsuit an Arkansas Baptist couple brought against LifeWay Christian Resources that challenged the sale of Glorieta Conference Center near Santa Fe, N.M.

       
Russell Moore responds to Southern Baptist detractors

Russell Moore responds to Southern Baptist detractors

Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore, who has drawn praise and pans for his critiques of President-elect Donald Trump, apologized to Southern Baptists who think he was critical of anyone who voted for the Republican candidate.

       
BWA extends nomination deadline for human rights award

BWA extends nomination deadline for human rights award

The Baptist World Alliance has extended the deadline for nominations for the 2017 Denton and Janice Lotz Human Rights Award from Dec. 16 to Jan. 20.

       
Florida church’s Christmas musical undaunted by hurricane

Florida church’s Christmas musical undaunted by hurricane

The first weekend of December marked a homecoming of sorts for some residents of St. Augustine, Fla., who had been displaced by Hurricane Matthew, as more than 200 members of Anastasia Baptist Church debuted their Christmas musical, “The Innkeeper Presents—We Call Him Savior.”

       

Baptist Briefs: BJC announces religious liberty essay contest; WMU Foundation makes grant to aid fire victims

Religious tests in immigration the topic of religious liberty essay contest. WMU Foundation makes grant to aid fire victims.

       
‘Modern-day Livingstone’ ministers along the Zambezi River

‘Modern-day Livingstone’ ministers along the Zambezi River

Elephants, antelope, hippos, crocodiles, buffalo and the occasional lion number among missionary Kenny Vines’ travel companions as he moves about his ministry in the African nation of Zambia.

       
Callam announces plans to retire as BWA general secretary

Callam announces plans to retire as BWA general secretary

Neville Callam announced his intention to retire as general secretary of the Baptist World Alliance Dec. 31, 2017.

       
International Mission Board celebrates balanced budget

International Mission Board celebrates balanced budget

International Mission Board trustees celebrated a balanced budget, unanimously approving the 2017 budget during their Nov. 10-11 meeting near Richmond, Va. 

       

Weaver named CBF communications director

Aaron Weaver, who earned his doctorate at Baylor University, was named communications director of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

       

James Smith, Brotherhood Commission leader, dies at 95

James H. Smith, former executive secretary of the Illinois Baptist State Association and later the fifth Southern Baptist Brotherhood Commission president, died Oct. 21 in Memphis. He was 95.

       
BWA accepts nominations for human rights award

BWA accepts nominations for human rights award

The Baptist World Alliance is accepting nominations for the 2017 Denton and Janice Lotz Human Rights Award through Dec.16.

       
Former SBC president Jack Graham stands by Trump

Former SBC President Jack Graham stands by Donald Trump

The former SBC president who serves as a spiritual adviser for Trump reiterated his support for the Republican nominee despite his lewd remarks about women. (BNG)

       
 
 
 
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