(RNS) — One Alabama megachurch preacher is experiencing a cautionary tale about a central spiritual idea: What goes around comes around.
(RNS) — ‘If I had known these items at the beginning, I would not have attempted the plan for restoration,’ Cedarville University President Thomas White said in a statement.
(RNS) — This list of 12 — drawn from stories RNS has covered between 2010 and 2019 — offers a one-time retrospective of the personalities (and not a few of the issues) that dominated the religious scene this past decade.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (RNS) — The sexual abuse scandal has made household names of several Southern Baptist women who have come forward alleging abuse. Megan Lively, now 40, doesn’t want that kind of recognition.
(RNS) — A newly discovered letter from one former prominent leader of the Southern Baptist Convention to another reveals a depth of mistrust and suspicion toward the denomination’s first black president.
(RNS) — A newly discovered letter from one former prominent leader of the Southern Baptist Convention to another reveals a depth of mistrust and suspicion toward the denomination's first black president.
FORT WORTH, Texas (RNS) — A pair of stained glass artists in Dallas lost years of potential income when a Baptist seminary canceled a commission for a series of stained glass windows. The windows, which depict leaders of the so-called 'Conservative Resurgence,' had been on display at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. The windows were a pet project of Dorothy Patterson, wife of former SWBTS President Paige Patterson, who was fired last year. The new president had them removed and canceled orders for additional windows.
(RNS) — With no fanfare, and to the secret relief of many, the windows of two of the heroes of the Southern Baptist Convention's conservative resurgence have been removed from a seminary chapel.
(RNS) — A year ago Bill Hybels was the pastor of one of the nation's most influential megachurches, Theodore McCarrick was a prince of the Catholic Church, and Michael Curry was the relatively unknown head of a mainline Protestant denomination.
CHICAGO (RNS) — The Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College will host a one-day evangelical gathering around the topic of sexual abuse this week on the campus of the evangelical Christian school. Some worry it won't go far enough.
(RNS) — If we want our children to be safer, we cannot afford the comfortable delusion that this is an isolated problem.
(RNS) — The judge dismissed the sexual assault claims, saying the state’s statute of limitations had run out.
(RNS) — Patterson plans to co-teach a mid-October weeklong class on 'Christian Ethics: The Bible and Moral Issues' with Richard Land, president of Southern Evangelical Seminary.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Inside and outside the classroom, the 53-year-old Maine native said her goal is to help all creatures great and small (she’s an animal rights activist too) improve their lives.
(RNS) — The first Generation X president of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination said he wants to focus more on what all Southern Baptists embrace than what divides them.