Criswell College president resigns after public spat with Dallas pastor

JohnsonCriswell College President Jerry Johnson resigned Aug. 5, after a public clash with the pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas over the institution’s future.

CBF missions blitz helps poverty-stricken Ark. county

More than 230 children, teens and adults took to the pool during a swim camp sponsored by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in one of the poorest counties the the United States .

Baptist Briefs: American Baptists propose changes

Leaders of the American Baptist Churches USA are proposing changes to the denomination’s governing structure that aim to encourage greater missional empowerment and broader involvement of affiliated churches.

British Baptist Men hoping to break world record with ‘Bigger Breakfast’

British Baptists are hoping to set a world record for the largest men’s breakfast, reported Phil Creighton, president-elect of the Baptist Men’s Movement, an affiliate of the Baptist Union of Great Britain.

Dot Sherman passes away after battle with Alzheimer's

ShermansDorothy “Dot” Sherman, wife of Dr. Cecil Sherman, the founding coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, passed away Aug. 1 in Richmond, Va., following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 90.

Mo. church’s $2.2 million bequest largest in Central Seminary history

Central Baptist Theological Seminary has received a more than $2.2 million gift -- the largest in the institution’s history -- from the former members of a St. Louis-area church.


CBF, Global Women agree to three-year partnership

Leaders of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and Global Women recently agreed to enter a three-year partnership to meet the needs of women around the world, CBF officials announced July 29.

BWA Prague meeting ushers in new structure, Muslim response

About 400 delegates to the Baptist World Alliance's annual gathering in Prague, Czech Republic, ended their meeting July 25 with approval of a major re-structuring of the organization's governing structure.


Cecil Sherman diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship pioneer Cecil Sherman has been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.


Pastors' biggest challenges differ by region, BWA speakers say

Global Baptist pastors' problems are as different as the countries and regions in which they minister, according to speakers at the July 21-24 Baptist World Alliance annual gathering in Prague.

BWA meeting in Prague begins with prayer, praise

Nearly 400 delegates to the Baptist World Alliance's annual gathering in Prague, Czech Republic, raised their voices in prayer and singing as the July 21-25 meeting began with a rousing worship service.

CBF ministry to internationals takes place at home, abroad

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel are finding ways to minister to internationals who come to the United States and to individuals who seek refuge in other countries.

Groups ask federal appeals court to halt Kentucky's funding of Baptist agency

Two civil-liberties groups are asking a federal appeals court to stop state funding for Kentucky Baptist Homes for Children, Inc., saying the agency uses the money to promote its religious beliefs to the detriment of employees and children.

Myanmar recovers slowly after Cyclone Nargis

Two months after Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar in early May, relief workers report conditions remain desperate.

Daniel Vestal counters BP column that said CBF not ‘truly Christian’

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Executive Coordinator Daniel Vestal said he is trying to understand why James Smith, editor of the Florida Baptist Witness, said in a column that  CBF is "no longer truly Christian, let alone Baptist.”
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