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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.

       
WMU board focuses on missions discipleship in postmodern culture

WMU board focuses on missions discipleship in postmodern culture

Woman’s Missionary Union will focus on three strategic objectives during the coming four years, WMU Executive Director Wanda Lee told the organization’s national and state leaders during its winter board meeting.

       
LifeWay moves forward with possible property sale

LifeWay moves forward with possible property sale

Based on the positive results of a feasibility study, LifeWay Christian Resources is moving forward with the possible sale of its Nashville headquarters property.

       
SBC leader sees ‘chasm’ between liberal, evangelical denominations

SBC leader sees ‘chasm’ between liberals, evangelicals

Evangelical Christianity and liberal Protestantism are different and competing religions, Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., asserted in a podcast.

       
Retired Texas teacher plants church, baptizes 60 in 2 years

Retired Texas teacher plants church, baptizes 60 in 2 years

Retired Texas teacher Mike Alexander couldn’t get the mobile home park children of Aurora, Colo., out of his mind after a mission trip there in the summer of 2012.

       
‘Holy irritant’ can move Baptists beyond comfort zones, Warnock says

‘Holy irritant’ can move Baptists beyond comfort zones, Warnock says

The pastor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s spiritual home challenged the New Baptist Covenant to move beyond comfort zones of race and theology toward a “covenant community” characterized by “creative and redemptive agitation” necessary for substantive change.

       
Brad Creed elected Campbell University president

Brad Creed elected Campbell University president

Trustees of Campbell University unanimously elected Brad Creed president of the Baptist-affiliated school in Buies Creek, N.C.

       
Glorieta lawsuit reassigned to new judge

Glorieta lawsuit reassigned to new judge

A lawsuit challenging LifeWay Christian Resources’ sale of Glorieta Conference Center in 2013 has been reassigned to a new judge.

       
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.

       
 
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