NASHVILLE, Tenn. (USA Today) — The church is the first to be recommended for removal by the newly formed Credentials Committee, which was created last year in response to the convention’s sexual abuse crisis.
(USA Today) — Organizers apologized after a parade preceding the Diana Singing, a popular event for 50 years, included a motorized scooter flying the Confederate banner.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (USA Today) — Episcopalians will consider altering rules related to weddings for same-sex couples when they gather this month in Texas for the denomination's triennial meeting.
DALLAS (USA Today) — The small white congregation in Albany, Ga., has been accused of discriminating against a growing black congregation that shared its church building.
(USA Today Network) – Fort Worth attorney Shelby Sharpe, who is representing Patterson, responded point-by-point to revealing comments made last week by a Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary official.
(USA Today Network) — The race to colonize Mars is underway, but one astronomy professor thinks we should slow down and figure out if there is life on Earth's planetary neighbor before our exploration destroys it.
(USA Today) — What played out Tuesday morning in Hendersonville is just the latest example of the theological disagreement among Baptists over the role of women as ministers.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (USA Today Network ) — Scores of clergy have signed their names to statements opposing the white nationalist groups' values ahead of a protest in Murfreesboro and Shelbyville on Saturday (Oct. 28).
(USA Today) — After a succession of bewildering violence, questions arise: Why does evil exist? Why didn't God intervene?
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — People are shot at churches every year across America. There aren’t any official government statistics on the subject, but some researchers have attempted to quantify it.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (USA Today) — The Friday morning panel prompted a demonstration from Faith in America, a nonprofit that tries to stop 'harmful anti-LGBT religious teachings.'
NASHVILLE — Buildings that once held worship services have been repurposed or bulldozed and redeveloped into bars, restaurants and other secular spaces.
(USA Today) 'I understand the logic behind wanting to stay inside an institution and make changes from the inside. ... That motivation is noble in some instances, but it's also enabling in others,' wrote the Rev. Lawrence Ware. 'I just came to a place where I couldn't stay in.'
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A glut of organs up for grabs is in part a consequence of declining church membership across denominations.
(RNS) It’s not a requirement for the country’s commander in chief to take the oath of office using a Bible, but it’s a presidential inauguration tradition started by George Washington.