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Churches can aid veterans affected by troop reduction

Churches can aid veterans affected by troop reduction

Churches have the potential to assist U.S. Army veterans who may find themselves retired prematurely within two years.

       
European Baptist missionaries evacuated from Cameroon after bombings

European Baptist Missionaries evacuated in Cameroon after bombings

German-based Baptist mission agency EBM International—formerly European Baptist Mission—evacuated all its missionaries and volunteers from the Far North province in Cameroon following a series of bombings by Boko Haram.

       
Baptists join other faith leaders in pledge to fight hunger

Baptists join other faith leaders in pledge to fight hunger

Baptist leaders joined about 100 top officials from all major faith groups calling for a shift in national priorities to end hunger and poverty.

       
Baptist Briefs: CBF allocates funds for Syrian refugee relief

Baptist Briefs: CBF allocates funds for Syrian refugee relief

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship sent $15,000 to field personnel in Macedonia and Lebanon to assist with humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees.

       
Adult coloring books emerging as popular spiritual practice

Adult coloring books emerging as popular spiritual practice

Using crayons, colored pens or pencils to focus the mind while praying or to contemplate Scripture can be as beneficial as walking a prayer labyrinth or creating an icon, say ministers of spiritual formation.

       
Paige Patterson details missiological ‘battle’ at IMB

Paige Patterson details missiological ‘battle’ at IMB

Four months before the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board announced plans to eliminate between 600 and 800 jobs, a seminary president said about 750 missionaries need to be removed because they are ineffective or doctrinally unsound.

       
Baptists aid refugees in Europe

Baptists aid refugees in Europe

Baptists continue to provide assistance to more than 300,000 refugees who have streamed into Europe—the largest mass migration since World War II.

       
Baptist Briefs: Judges criticize ruling

Baptist Briefs: Judges criticize ruling against GuideStone

Judges criticize earlier ruling against GuideStone. S.C. Baptists seek answers from university trustees.

       
IMB announces voluntary retirement incentive details

IMB announces voluntary retirement incentive details

In the first phase of the Southern Baptist International Mission Board’s plan to address revenue shortfalls, leaders announced details of a voluntary retirement incentive during meetings with personnel.

       
IMB chief explains cutbacks

IMB chief explains cutbacks in open letter

The head of the Southern Baptist Convention International Mission Board, which recently announced plans to cut personnel by 600 to 800 jobs over the next six months, said officials haven’t kept the agency’s financial position a secret.

       
Baptist Briefs: Church limits crowds for Carter Sunday school class

Baptist Briefs: Church limits crowds for Carter Sunday school class

Well-wishers flocking to Plains, Ga., to hear Jimmy Carter teach Sunday school after being diagnosed with cancer are overwhelming the relatively small Maranatha Baptist Church.

       
Prepare for the ‘post-everything’ age, church leaders say

Prepare for the ‘post-everything’ age, church leaders say

Writer and church coach says the term ‘post-everything’ sums up the variety of challenges facing the church today, from post-modernity to post-Christianity to post-denominationalism.

       
Southern Baptists to cut missionary force by 15 percent

Southern Baptists to cut missionary force by 15 percent

The Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board will offer incentives for voluntary early retirement in an attempt to cut between 600 and 800 jobs from the agency’s missionary force and staff.

       
Some church leaders seek end to ‘mission tourism’

Some church leaders seek end to ‘mission tourism’

Parachute missions. Poverty tourism. Vacationary. Critics use these descriptors to characterize an approach to missions they believe encourages unhealthy dependency and paternalism.

       
Injunction extended in contraceptive case

Injunction extended in contraceptive case

Baptist organizations—including the Southern Baptist Convention’s insurance provider—got temporary relief Aug. 21 from an Affordable Care Act requirement that employers include in their employee health care plans drugs and devices they believe cause abortion.

       
 
 
 
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