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BJC defends Muslim woman’s right to wear hijab to work

BJC defends Muslim woman’s right to wear hijab to work

The Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to allow a Muslim woman to wear a religious head-covering to work.

Todd Still named Truett Seminary dean

Todd Still named Truett Seminary dean

New Testament scholar Todd Still has been named dean of Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary, effective June 1.

Southern Baptists try to diversify churches, but will it work?

Southern Baptists try to diversify churches, but will it work?

The SBC’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is planning a Gospel and Racial Reconciliation Summit March 26-27 in Nashville, and African-American church leaders’ reactions are ranging from polite skepticism to hopeful support.

Truett professor asks liberals in CBF to drop ‘moderate’ label

Truett professor asks liberals in CBF to drop ‘moderate’ label

A quarter century after forming to resist fundamentalism in the Southern Baptist Convention, theology professor Roger Olson says the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is increasingly polarizing over liberal views gaining ground in the originally moderate group.

BGCT board declares gender assignment ‘immutable’

Biology, not psychology, determines gender identity, according to the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board.

Executive director announces new organizational structure

Executive director announces new organizational structure

The Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board staff is preparing for “a reset” to serve an ever-changing state and Texas Baptist churches, Executive Director David Hardage told the BGCT Executive Board.

Baptist Briefs: Churches burned in Niger

Baptist Briefs: Churches burned in Niger

At least 68 churches, two of them Baptist, have been burned in the West African country of Niger after attacks by the Boko Haram terrorist group.

On the Move: Patrick Adair

Patrick Adair to Central Baptist Church in Marshall as pastor, where he had served as youth minister.

Around the State: Wayland opens new site in Clovis, N.M.

Around the State: Wayland opens new site in Clovis, N.M.

Wayland Baptist University held a ribbon cutting on a new centrally located Clovis, N.M., site.

Obituaries: Matt Dawson, Bob Freeman

Matt Dawson, 98, son of Baptist pastor, editor and social activist J.M. Dawson and a former Baylor University Law School professor, died Feb. 17 in Waco. Bob Freeman, 76, former European Baptist Convention president, died Feb. 3 in Mandeville, La.

Race and faith entangled in American story, professor insists

Race and faith entangled in American story, professor insists

American Christians risk embracing racial faith without even being aware of it, noted Willie James Jennings, associate professor of theology and black church studies at Duke University Divinity School.

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