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Baptist chaplains wage offensive for military care

Baptist chaplains wage offensive for military care

Current and retired military chaplains are responding to the spiritual, emotional and physical consequences of unprecedented frequency and duration of wartime operations.

       
Missions leader Carolyn Weatherford Crumpler dies

Missions leader Carolyn Weatherford Crumpler dies

Carolyn Weatherford Crumpler, who promoted Southern Baptist Convention missions 31 years as head of Woman’s Missionary Union before helping form the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in 1991, died Jan. 2 in Cincinnati.

       
State engineer orders Glorieta to cease pumping water

State engineer orders Glorieta to cease pumping water

New Mexico’s state engineer ordered Glorieta Conference Center to cease pumping water into its pond and the overflow into Glorieta Creek.

       
Baylor expert suggests way to develop generosity in the New Year

Baylor expert suggests ways to develop generosity in 2015

“What does generosity mean? What does it mean to be a generous person?” Baylor University’s course in “Philanthropy and the Public Good” is trying to answer those questions.

       
Baptist Briefs: BWA welcomes change in U.S.-Cuba relationship

Baptist Briefs: BWA welcomes change in U.S.-Cuba relationship

Leaders of the Baptist World alliance applauded announced changes in the relationship between the United States and Cuba.

       
Baptist Briefs: Appeals court hears GuideStone challenge to Obamacare

Baptist Briefs: Appeals court hears GuideStone challenge to Obamacare

GuideStone Financial Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention told the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver that required coverage of contraceptives under the Affordable Care Act substantially burdens its religious freedom.

       
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Christmas better with trip to church, most Americans agree

Most Americans believe Christmas goes better with a visit to church, religious Christmas songs in public school concerts and greater focus on Jesus, according to a LifeWay survey.

       
Larry Yarborough, pastor of First Baptist Church of Gallatin, Tenn.

A stress-free December for pastors? No, but here are some tips

Besides preparing for some of the most anticipated worship services of the year and counseling an increased number of people facing specific holiday issues, pastors typically must juggle family commitments and last-minute invitations to Christmas parties.

       
Baptist Briefs: CBF chief urges Congress to act on immigration reform

Baptist Briefs: CBF chief urges Congress to act on immigration reform

While opinions differ on President Obama’s use of executive power, Congress still needs to act on long-term immigration reform, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship leader Suzii Paynter insisted.

       
Sexual revolution destroying families, Baptists tell Vatican conference

Baptists warn Vatican conference of dangers to marriage, family

Two prominent Southern Baptists, Russell Moore and Rick Warren, blasted the sexual revolution at a Vatican conference, saying it is destroying the institution of marriage.

       
Baptist Briefs: Virginia Baptists approve governance change

Baptist Briefs: Virginia Baptists approve governance change

A far-reaching shift in governance of the 191-year-old Baptist General Association of Virginia went into effect Nov. 12 when messengers at the group’s annual meeting adopted a set of constitutional and bylaw changes implementing a proposal adopted last year.

       
Baptist Briefs: IMB president presents strategy

Baptist Briefs: IMB president presents strategy

David Platt, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board, outlined his strategic plan during his first trustee meeting as head of the mission agency.

       
Baptist Briefs: African-American Baptist coalition takes on Ebola

Baptist Briefs: African-American Baptist coalition takes on Ebola

The African-American Baptist Mission Collaboration is launching a series of financial and spiritual initiatives to battle the deadly Ebola virus that has ravaged Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

       
Protestant church giving reflects improving economic trends

Protestant church giving reflects improving economic trends

The nation’s slow economic recovery from a deep recession is showing up in the offering plates of Protestant churches in the United States, a recent survey by LifeWay Research reveals.

       
Holiness, not heterosexuality, goal of outreach to gays, speakers insist

Holiness, not ‘quick fix for gayness,’ goal of ministry, speakers say

The goal of ministry to gays and lesbians isn’t to make them heterosexual but to make them holy, three speakers told a Southern Baptist Convention-sponsored conference on the gospel and homosexuality.

       
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