Shocked at Falwell claims? Christian websites reveal evangelicals’ adventurous sex culture.
(The Conversation) — Even sexual interests that appear to be off limits from an evangelical perspective, including gender-subversive acts like erotic cross-dressing, are acceptable if they are conducted within traditional marriages.
Mohler’s turn to Trump is the crowning flip-flop of his career
(RNS) — Many, including Mohler’s friends and colleagues, have pointed out that his decision to favor Trump is consistent with a career marked as much by ambition as conviction.
Accusing SBC of ‘caving,’ John MacArthur says of Beth Moore: ‘Go home’
(RNS) — Evangelical pastor John MacArthur criticized Southern Baptist Bible teacher Beth Moore and called female preachers a sign that Southern Baptists were losing their belief in the authority of the Bible.
Kate Bowler on how evangelical women carved a niche in celebrity culture
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) — Without any kind of theological credentials and while toeing the line of the subservient wife, many preachers’ wives were as successful as their husbands in the capitalist marketplace, Kate Bowler’s new book argues.
In Dallas, Southern Baptist leaders gather to address church abuse
DALLAS (RNS) — The ‘Caring Well’ conference will hear from church leaders, prominent advocates for abuse survivors and survivors themselves in the wake of scandals that have rocked the denomination over the past two years.
Beth Moore’s ministry reignites debate over whether women can preach
(RNS) — After suggesting on Twitter that she was spending Mother’s Day preaching at a church — though she did not use the word “preaching” — a crowd of prominent Southern Baptist men charged after her.
Evangelical courtship culture normalizes men dating teen girls
(RNS) — In a world where female submission is valued and too much independence is a negative, it’s only a hop, skip and a jump to concluding that teen girls and young women who haven’t had a taste of independence are an even better option.
Hashtag about Christian women unleashes torrent of emotions
(RNS) A popular hashtag shows the divide between men and women in some churches.
Focus on family unites Catholics with other faiths in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) A new book reflects not only Pope Francis’ focus on the family, but also a spirit of ecumenism felt at the World Meeting of Families and beyond.