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Administration Issues | Mar. 18 2019

Free webcast for pastors and church leaders will focus on protecting children

Protecting children, youth and other vulnerable groups — as well as responding well to reports from victims of abuse in churches and ministry... [READ MORE]

Baptist News | Mar. 4 2019

LifeWay’s Brad Waggoner named acting president and CEO

LifeWay Christian Resources board chairman Jimmy Scroggins announced March 4 that trustees have asked Brad Waggoner, LifeWay executive vice president,... [READ MORE]

Baptist News | Feb. 27 2019

Greenway elected 9th president of Southwestern Seminary

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) alumnus Adam W. Greenway, dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Ministry... [READ MORE]

Baptist News | Feb. 24 2019

SBC bylaws workgroup releases sexual abuse response

Following a called meeting via extended conference calls Feb. 22-23, members of the SBC Executive Committee bylaws workgroup have released a... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Feb. 11 2019

Investigation into sexual abuse at SBC churches names 17 with Alabama Baptist church connections

Seventeen men who served as pastors, music ministers, youth ministers or volunteers at Alabama Baptist churches are listed in a database of sex... [READ MORE]

Latest News | Feb. 8 2019

National Prayer Breakfast brings political, religious leaders together for annual event

President Donald Trump, Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.), Vice President Mike Pence and a host of other political leaders... [READ MORE]

Administration Issues | Feb. 8 2019

Churches continue to have questions about IRS’ ‘church parking tax’

An obscure provision in the 2017 tax overhaul bill continues to be of concern to churches and nonprofits who typically haven’t had to worry... [READ MORE]

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]