Tag Archives: Baptist

Pastor treads lightly on Zimmerman trial

SANFORD, Fla. (ABP) — The day after George Zimmerman was found not guilty of the second-degree murder of Sanford, Fla., teenager Trayvon Martin, a local pastor’s sermon series on the Ten Commandments landed on the Sixth Commandment, “thou shalt not … Continue reading

Posted in Home | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Former Alabama Baptist Convention president Tondera dies

Former Alabama Baptist State Convention president Steve Tondera, of Huntsville, has died. Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 15, 6 to 8 p.m., at First Baptist Church, Huntsville. The funeral is set for Saturday, Feb. 16, 3 p.m., also at First, … Continue reading

Posted in Home | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Update: Lance doing well following colon surgery

BIRMINGHAM — Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions Executive Director Rick Lance underwent colon surgery late afternoon Sept. 17 at a Montgomery-area hospital and is reported to be doing well. Lance said the surgery was to repair a colon tear … Continue reading

Posted in Home | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Breaking News — Whitsitt Society ends operations

SOUTH HAVEN, Texas (ABP) — A society formed 10 years ago to chronicle history of the Southern Baptist Convention from the moderate perspective during the last two decades of the 20th century has ended its operations and given a $10,000 … Continue reading

Posted in Home | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Olympics 2012 — It’s a wrap!

LONDON (IMB) — “We lit the flame and lit up the world.” Doug Shaw had to smile a little when London 2012 chairman Lord Coe closed the Olympics with those words Aug. 12. Because Shaw’s hoping that’s exactly what happened. … Continue reading

Posted in Home | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Breaking News — Baptists detained in Azerbaijan

KHACHMAZ, Azerbaijan (F18) — Police in Azerbaijan have threatened six Baptists with criminal prosecution for sharing their beliefs with others, Forum 18 News Service has learned. The passports of three have been confiscated, as has Christian literature and a car. … Continue reading

Posted in Home | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Breaking News — 37 religious organizations urge Congress to pass anti-discrimination bill

WASHINGTON (ABP) — Thirty-seven faith groups wrote senators June 12 urging passage of a bill that would prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism coordinated the letter signed by faith … Continue reading

Posted in Home | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Breaking News — Kentucky Baptists kick off seventh annual Extreme Build

PINE KNOT, Ky. (ABP) — What can 120 volunteers do in about 10 days? For one thing they can build a house for a low-income family in rural Kentucky. This weekend volunteers from 20 churches across the Bluegrass State will … Continue reading

Posted in Home | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Breaking News — Missouri Baptist churches pull out of softball league because of gay pastor

ST. CLAIR, Illinois (RNS) — The May 15 night scene couldn’t have been more American — teams from the local churches, decked in matching T-shirts, faced each other on the softball field as their fellow congregants cheered from the bleachers. … Continue reading

Posted in Home | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Breaking News — ABP to honor veteran Baptist journalist Druin

FORT WORTH, Texas (ABP) — Associated Baptist Press (ABP) will honor veteran Baptist journalist Toby Druin with a lifetime achievement award at a banquet June 21 in conjunction with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly June 20–23 in Fort Worth, … Continue reading

Posted in Home | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment