New York Chinese Church

Multi-church building in NYC legacy of one immigrant couple

A seven-story building to house Chinese Promise Baptist Church in New York City was financed largely by the life savings of pastor Samuel Wong and his wife Katty.

Pope, Russell Moore

Southern Baptist leader says pope soft on sin

Russell Moore says the pope’s latest interview in an Italian newspaper “is more than just confusing. It’s a theological wreck.”

BWA diversity

BWA leader issues call to embrace diversity

Cultural and theological diversity among Baptists worldwide is both a challenge and a strength, Baptist World Alliance General Secretary Neville Callam told European Baptist leaders gathered in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Baptist Briefs

Baptist Briefs: Blackaby heart surgery successful

Southern Baptist Bible author Henry Blackaby’s Sept. 24 quadruple bypass surgery “could not have gone better,” and his prospects for future ministry look good, according to a statement from his family.

Glorieta suit

Glorieta leaseholders seek damages, accuse LifeWay of fraud

(UPDATED) An Arkansas couple who own a house on leased land at Glorieta Conference Center have sued LifeWay Christian Resources and numerous other parties for more than $12 million, accusing the Southern Baptist publishing house of fraud.

Hobby Lobby case

Hobby Lobby case headed to Supreme Court

After contradictory rulings in federal courts, the Hobby Lobby challenge to the Obama administration's contraceptive mandate is going to the Supreme Court.


Baptist Briefs: Guidestone to fight healthcare rule

GuideStone Financial Resources has renewed its vow to fight the Affordable Care Act’s mandate for contraceptives, looking to court action alongside efforts in Congress and before federal agencies.

Henry Blackaby

Heart attack led to Blackaby disappearance; needs surgery

(UPDATE) Henry Blackaby, the Southern Baptist author of the Experiencing God curriculum, suffered a heart attack on Thursday while driving near his Atlanta home, became disoriented and was missing 29 hours before police found him in Tifton, Ga., about 150 miles miles away.

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.

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