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Concern for children, not animus toward gays, prompts activism, religious groups insist

Concern for children, not ill will, prompts activism, religious groups insist

Faith groups, including the moral concerns arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, say they bear no ill-will toward homosexual couples but do not want them to be allowed to marry.

       
Southern Baptists try to diversify churches, but will it work?

Southern Baptists try to diversify churches, but will it work?

The SBC’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is planning a Gospel and Racial Reconciliation Summit March 26-27 in Nashville, and African-American church leaders’ reactions are ranging from polite skepticism to hopeful support.

       
Baptist Briefs: Churches burned in Niger

Baptist Briefs: Churches burned in Niger

At least 68 churches, two of them Baptist, have been burned in the West African country of Niger after attacks by the Boko Haram terrorist group.

       
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Watchman on the wall: Brent Walker reflects on 25 years in D.C.

For 25 years, Brent Walker has observed the religious-liberty landscape from a perch at the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, just blocks from the U.S. Capitol and Supreme Court. Baptist News Global asked him to look back over his quarter-century on the “serpentine wall” of church-state separation.

       
Baptist Briefs: Alabama convention warns against gay weddings

Baptist Briefs: Alabama convention warns against gay weddings

Churches of Southern Baptist ministers who conduct marriage ceremonies for same-sex couples in Alabama risk losing their standing with the Alabama Baptist Convention.

       
LifeWay trustees authorize sale of headquarters

LifeWay trustees authorize sale of headquarters

Trustees of LifeWay Christian Resources have authorized the administration to sell all or part of the Southern Baptist Convention publisher’s campus in Nashville, Tenn., for what a broker determines to be a fair market value.

       
Southern Baptist leader urges churches to confront suicide

Southern Baptist leader urges churches to confront suicide

Every minister will encounter the “serious and tragic reality” of suicide, Southern Baptist Convention leader Frank Page advised students at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in a recent chapel address.

       
Some churches find missional niche in health and wellness

Some churches find missional niche in health and wellness

Churches seeking ministry niches are eying health and fitness facilities and ministries. But the missional use of wellness is nothing new in American Christianity.

       
Baptist Briefs: BJC opposes Carolina voucher plan

Baptist Briefs: BJC opposes Carolina voucher plan

North Carolina’s new school voucher law—which allows families to use taxpayer dollars to send their children to private schools—violates the constitutionally mandated separation of church and state, the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty and allies said in a brief to the state Supreme Court.

       
Fostering multiethnic churches easier said than done, pastors say

Fostering multiethnic churches easier said than done, pastors say

In the wake of police killings of blacks in places like Ferguson, Mo., and New York City,  some conservative Christian leaders are calling for churches to embrace integration. But others who have been hard at work for years trying to do just that say it’s harder than it seems.

       
The 2015 edition of GuideStone Financial Resources’ annual Tax Return Preparation and Federal Reporting Guide, Ministers’ Tax Guide for 2014 Returns is available.

Baptist Briefs: GuideStone releases tax guide for ministers

The 2015 edition of GuideStone Financial Resources’ annual Tax Return Preparation and Federal Reporting Guide, Ministers’ Tax Guide for 2014 Returns is available.

       
Baptists represented at ecumenical gathering on believers’ baptism

Baptists represented at ecumenical gathering on believers’ baptism

Instances of “indiscriminate baptism” as well as the practice of admitting unbaptized persons into church membership remain challenges to a Baptist understanding of the ordinance of baptism.

       
Baptist Briefs: Ergun Caner steps down from college post

Baptist Briefs: Ergun Caner steps down from college post

Ergun Caner, the controversial president of Georgia Baptist Convention-affiliated Brewton-Parker College, resigned Jan. 20, saying his son’s suicide six months ago has left him emotionally unequipped to provide the kind of leadership the institution needs.

       
BWA taps CBF as U.N. liaison for religious liberty

BWA taps CBF as U.N. liaison for religious liberty

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has agreed to function as liaison for religious liberty on behalf of the Baptist World Alliance, CBF Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter reported to the group’s Governing Board.

       
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Baptist church finds downtown niche in shower ministry

A ministry of First Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tenn., to the downtown homeless community was launched by young voices who ascertained a need for this unmet service in the city.

       
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