5 Faith Facts as Baylor & Gonzaga Square Off for NCAA Hoops Crown

(RNS) — March Madness ends tonight with the ultimate church league showdown. For the first time in two years, the NCAA will crown a new men’s Division I basketball champion on Monday (April 5). The game features teams from Baylor University, the world’s largest Baptist university, and Gonzaga University, one of the nation’s 28 Jesuit Catholic […]


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Pandemic Altered U.S. Churchgoers’ Discipleship Practices

(Lifeway Research) — Fewer churchgoers filled pews and Bible studies during the pandemic, but many still continued personal discipleship habits throughout 2020. A study by Nashville-based Lifeway Research found U.S. churchgoers were less likely to be involved in small groups during the pandemic, but many added some digital and individual activities to their discipleship routines. “Some have defined discipleship […]


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Despite Hate from Evangelicals, Katherine Hayhoe Sees Climate Hope

NOTE FROM NABF GENERAL SECRETARYI have met, hosted, respected and deeply admired Kathrine Hayhoe for a while now. This is an important article to read and to take encouragement from. I have also have a great deal of time and admiration for Sojourners. Unfortunately the title of this article is divisive and hyperbolically untrue. There is a profound […]


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Faith Leaders Hope Chauvin Verdict Lifts Racial Justice Work

(AP) — Faith leaders in Minnesota and across the United States expressed hope that their advocacy work for racial justice will gain momentum from the guilty verdict rendered against Derek Chauvin, the former police officer convicted of killing George Floyd. “It’s very encouraging for our overall work around racial justice to see the system, in […]


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isaster Response Feeding Unit Activated to Assist in Mass Vaccination Event in Richmond

Published: 1/21/21 at 12:00pm.  As the Covid-19 vaccine is becoming available to individuals across the Commonwealth of Virginia, Disaster Response (DR) volunteers from the Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) are doing their part to take care of the medical and emergency personnel who are administering the immunizations. Starting Tuesday, January 19, the Henrico County […]


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Vaccinated for Virus, Jimmy Carter & Wife Back in Church

PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Now that former President Jimmy Carter and his wife are vaccinated against COVID-19, they have returned to one of their favorite things: church. In this Nov. 3, 2019 photo, former President Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia. (John Amis/Associated Press) Maranatha Baptist Church in tiny […]


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Washington Taps Pastors to Overcome Racial Divide on COVID Vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stately and deliberate, with a distinctive white streak in his black hair, the Rev. Wallace Charles Smith started his Valentine’s Day sermon at Shiloh Baptist Church by talking about love and vaccinations. “That’s what love’s all about. When you get a vaccination, you are saying to everyone around you that you love them […]


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