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National News | Sep. 6 2018

‘I Can Only Imagine’ nominated for People’s Choice Award, voting for finalists is underway

  “I Can Only Imagine,” the movie based on the real story behind Mercy Me’s hit song of the same name, has been nominated for an E!... [READ MORE]

Gambling | May. 14 2018

Supreme Court decision opens door to state-sanctioned gambling on sports

By Carrie Brown McWhorter The Alabama Baptist A landmark ruling by the Supreme Court today (May 14) clears the way for all 50 states to legalize... [READ MORE]

National News | Apr. 25 2018

Pastor stayed silent on abuse, arrested

MESQUITE, Texas — The pastor of an independent Baptist congregation was arrested April 10 for failing to report child abuse. Fort Worth’s... [READ MORE]

National News | Apr. 11 2018

Missouri Baptist church treasurer indicted

NEW LONDON, Mo. — A longtime deacon and church treasurer has been charged with two federal counts of wire fraud in connection with the theft... [READ MORE]

National News | Oct. 8 2017

‘Godless society’ is to blame for mass shootings, father says

A Las Vegas shooting victim with ties to Alabama is expected to make a full recovery. Danae Gibbs, the niece of Charles Gibbs, pastor of West... [READ MORE]

National News | Oct. 4 2017

MTM names new executive director

The Ministering to Ministers (MTM) foundation board named Catherine M. Ralcewicz executive director Sept. 1. Key to her new position was her... [READ MORE]

National News | Jul. 27 2017

Perdue commissioned as ‘missionary’ to D.C.

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue was commissioned July 9 as a “missionary” to Washington by Second Baptist... [READ MORE]

National News | Apr. 17 2017

Chicago church sues over zoning rights

CHICAGO — Immanuel Baptist Church, Chicago, has filed a federal lawsuit over the city’s enforcement of a zoning ordinance that won’t allow... [READ MORE]

National News | Dec. 22 2016

Unchurched people likely to attend Christmas Eve service, Rainer says

Easter might be the day that the most churchgoers show up at the same time, but Christmas Eve is probably the most likely day for an unchurched... [READ MORE]

National News | Dec. 22 2016

Florida church shares Christmas message despite hurricane

Michael Arnold and his family were among hundreds of St. Augustine, Florida, residents who fled their homes in early October as Hurricane Matthew... [READ MORE]