(RNS) — For more than a decade, abuse survivor advocates have been asking the Southern Baptist Convention to establish a clergy predator database and for just as long they've been confronted with a denomination determined to do nothing.
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.
(RNS) — If our zeal for a biblical view of sexuality outshines our desire to protect the people in our churches, something has gone very, very wrong.
(RNS) — Nominating Mohler was a preemptive move intended to block candidates from the denomination's more zealous "God and country" faction during what will be a potentially tumultuous U.S. presidential campaign.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) — Arkansas megachurch pastor Ronnie Floyd, part of President Trump's informal group of evangelical advisers, was elected to lead the Southern Baptist Convention's Nashville-based Executive Committee.
(RNS) — Ronnie Floyd, an Arkansas megachurch pastor and Trump spiritual adviser, has been nominated lead the Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee.
(RNS) — The work group determined that six on Greear’s list require 'no further inquiry,' three should be investigated and one is not a Southern Baptist congregation.
(RNS) — For some Southern Baptists, the treatment of a seminary president removed from office for his comments about women rankled — especially among a younger generation of pastors who are trying to evangelize to a modern setting.
(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.
(RNS) — Russell Moore, head of the Southern Baptist Convention's public policy arm, talks about how Southern Baptists feel the attack on one of their churches personally, and can remain divided on gun control.
(RNS) — Who knew that a simple meeting between a preacher and a pundit would be so controversial? But it starts to make sense when you consider the preacher. And the pundit. And the meeting itself. (COMMENTARY)
The Convention, however, had something else first on its mind, namely the issue of race, which it had to take up before its participants headed home. Its leadership had “declined to bring to a vote a Texas pastor’s proposed resolution condemning the ‘alt-right’ movement,” proponents of a white supremacist culture that is attractive to some Southern Baptists and their kin and kind. But—stop the presses!—there came a sudden awakening and turn, “[a]fter a fierce backlash on social media.”
(RNS) We haven’t always agreed with the Southern Baptists. But in denouncing and repudiating white supremacy, we couldn't agree more.
(RNS) The resolution condemning white nationalism passed easily in the convention’s closing session, to thunderous applause from the floor.
(RNS) After some debate, the denomination declined to take up a resolution condemning the 'alt-right movement,' whose members include white nationalists.
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