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Aaron D. Weaver is communications director for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, where he is editor of fellowship! magazine and the CBFblog. Where did you grow up? Vidalia, Georgia, on the nearby campus of Brewton-Parker College, where my parents were faculty/staff. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? Psalm 24:1. My […] Read More

A person’s political leaning influences their perspective on poverty and how they work to address poverty, according to a Barna Group report released on June 19. U.S. adults who self-identify as political liberals were nearly twice as likely as those identifying as political conservatives (37 percent to 19 percent) to be “extremely concerned about global […] Read More

The number of displaced persons increased by 2.9 million in 2017, bringing the global total to 68.5 million and a record high. That’s according to the United Nations Refugee Agency’s annual “Global Trends: Forced Displacement” report published on June 19. Of the 68.5 million displaced persons, 25.4 million were refugees, 40 million internally displaced persons […] Read More

Rob Sellers is emeritus professor of theology and missions at Logsdon Seminary and chair of the Parliament of the World’s Religions. Where did you grow up? I grew up in Pensacola, Florida, (until seventh grade) and Tampa (through high school graduation), where my dad was a Baptist pastor. What is your favorite verse, book or […] Read More

Nationalistic tendencies contributed to a noticeable increase in government restriction on religious freedom in 2016, according to a Pew Research Center report released on June 21. Of the 198 nations assessed, 28 percent (55 nations) were deemed to have “high” or “very high” government restrictions on religious faith and practice – a 3 percent increase […] Read More

Five new members for the / Baptist Center for Ethics board of directors were unanimously approved in early June, increasing the board to 15 members. Their terms begin immediately, and they will serve from 2018 to 2020. The first official board meeting for the new directors will be November 2018 when the board meets […] Read More

A majority of U.S. adults favors a pathway to citizenship for “Dreamers,” undocumented children brought to the U.S. by their parents, according to Gallup survey. […] Read More

“We are 500 years passed the Reformation,” says Rev. Alyssa A. Aldape, “and it is about time we highlight the good and faithful work of women who have graciously, and at times quietly, served as pastors in congregations, communities and hospitals.” This work of Baptist women is now getting the documentary treatment. Baptist Women in […] Read More

Tambi Swiney is the associate pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Nashville, Tennessee. 1. Where did you grow up? I was born in Jackson, Tennessee, and my family relocated to the Nashville area when I was 10 years old. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? Luke 8:40-56. Jesus […] Read More

Support for the death penalty increased for the first time in more than two decades, according to a Pew Research Center report released on June 11. When asked, “Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose or strongly oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder?” 54 percent of U.S adults responded “strongly favor” or “favor.” […] Read More