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Adam Greenway resigns as Southwestern Seminary president

By Bob Smietana — September 23, 2022
(RNS) — In resigning, Greenway said he was unprepared for the enormity of the 'legal and financial realities' facing the seminary.
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Supreme Court to revisit LGBTQ rights – this time with a wedding website designer, not a baker

By Charles J. Russo — September 23, 2022
(The Conversation) — 303 Creative v. Elenis gives SCOTUS another chance to set precedent about what happens when First Amendment freedoms come at a cost to civil rights.

Southern Baptists cut ties with LGBTQ-friendly church

By Peter Smith — September 21, 2022
(AP) — The committee on Tuesday approved a statement that College Park Baptist Church was not in 'friendly cooperation' due to its 'open affirmation, approval and endorsement of homosexual behavior.'

For the lockdown generation, prayer is merely code for inaction

By Bekah McNeel — September 20, 2022
(RNS) — Gun violence is in the air Americans breathe, and like air, I knew Texas’ response to what happened in Uvalde would be neither solid nor substantial.

Are American Christians on the path to severe persecution for their faith?

By David Curry — September 19, 2022
(RNS) — Christian politicians in America have been attacked for their religious convictions, but Christians in other parts of the world face much more than mere criticism.

National Conservatism Conference puts the best and worst of the GOP on display

By Jacob Lupfer — September 17, 2022
(RNS) — Conservatism may have something to say about important issues, but it will need more worthy messengers.

Biden includes faith leaders in summit’s charge to ‘rise together against hate’

By Adelle M. Banks — September 16, 2022
(RNS) — In the audience were survivors and family members of those lost to violence at houses of worship and other scenes of hate crimes.

Brent Leatherwood, new ERLC president, says he won’t tell Christians how to vote

By Bob Smietana — September 16, 2022
(RNS) — A Southern Baptist ethicist and former Tennessee Republican staffer hopes to work closely with churches on their public witness.

How Doug Mastriano uses faith to fend off criticism — even from other Christians

By Jack Jenkins — September 15, 2022
GETTYSBURG, Pa.(RNS) — ‘They’re actually supposed to pray for me and support me as their government leader,’ Mastriano said, referring to the Lutheran pastors who criticized him. ‘I’m over them politically. I’m their senator.’

Let’s Talk, a new racial unity initiative, takes evangelical leaders on tour of Black history

By Adelle M. Banks — September 15, 2022
WASHINGTON (RNS) — ‘Most people did not realize the economic impact slavery had on the founding of the United States of America,’ said Let’s Talk founder.

UMC bishops in Africa break with Africa Initiative, Wesleyan Covenant Association

By Emily McFarlan Miller — September 14, 2022
(RNS) — African bishops claimed the Africa Initiative has ‘lost its original goal of helping The United Methodist Church in Africa’ and instead is ‘working with Wesleyan Covenant Association to destroy our United Methodist Church.’

Fuller Theological Seminary names first Black president

By Yonat Shimron — September 13, 2022
(RNS) — David Emmanuel Goatley, an associate dean at Duke Divinity School, will replace Mark Labberton, who announced he was stepping down from the Pasadena, California, seminary last year.

The scandal of evangelical Christian friendship

By Karen Swallow Prior — September 9, 2022
(RNS) — Christians more than anyone else ought to have the most robust and healthiest understanding of friendship, including, or especially, those between men and women.
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