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Shrinking sermon lengths not just product of Millennials’ demands

Shrinking sermon lengths not just product of Millennials’ demands

Growing pressures toward shorter sermons seems to be coming more from older church members, ministers say.

Study: Little evidence multiracial churches promote progressive racial attitudes

Multiracial churches may not promote progressive racial attitudes

A national study by Baylor University researchers raises troubling questions about multiracial congregations’ potential to address racial inequality.

Jimmy Carter says his future ‘in the hands of God’

Jimmy Carter says his future ‘in the hands of God’

Former President Jimmy Carter said he was “surprisingly at ease” after being diagnosed with cancer, which has spread to parts of his brain.

Churches must be creative to meet coming ‘Boomer wave’

Churches must be creative to meet coming ‘Boomer wave’

While not as ‘glamorous’ as reaching out to Millennials, attracting Boomers can revitalize the mission and ministries of churches, congregational coaches say.

Advocates urge Nepal to avoid criminalizing religious conversion

Advocates urge Nepal to avoid criminalizing religious conversion

An international coalition spearheaded by the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, with significant Baptist involvement, urged government officials in Nepal to remove from the nation’s proposed constitution language criminalizing “any act to convert another person from one religion to another.”

Former Buckner border ministry director joins CBF Texas missions staff

Former Buckner border ministry director joins CBF Texas missions staff

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Texas governing board named Jorge Zapata, a South Texas pastor and former director of Texas/Mexico border ministries for Buckner International, associate coordinator for missions.

Baptist Briefs: Baptist protestors arrested in Missouri

Baptist Briefs: Baptist protestors arrested in Missouri

Four of the 57 people arrested Aug. 10 in a peaceful protest outside a federal courthouse in St. Louis were part of an eight-member Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America delegation in Ferguson, Mo., there to observe the one-year anniversary of the Aug. 9, 2014, police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Around the State: Black Preaching Conference

Around the State: Black Preaching Conference set at BUA

The 10th annual Black Preaching Conference will be held Sept. 1 and 2 at the Baptist University of the Américas in San Antonio.

Texas Tidbits: Buckner receives foundation grant

Texas Tidbits: Buckner receives foundation grant

The Dallas Foundation’s Mary Ratliff Critical Needs Fund awarded a $30,000 grant to Buckner International’s North Texas Crisis Relief Center.

Do polls reveal truth about American religion? No, but they still count

Do polls reveal truth about American religion? No, but they still count

The image of U.S. religion created by pollsters too often is inaccurate, shallow and misleading, according to Robert Wuthnow, author of Inventing American Religion: Polls, Surveys, and the Tenuous Quest for a Nation’s Faith.

God brought healing to sex trafficking victim

God brought healing to sex trafficking victim

The church has a vital role in seeking justice and salvation for trafficking victims, said Raleigh Sadler, a human trafficking awareness advocate based in New York.

 
 
 
 
 
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