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.
(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.
(RNS) — If we can use a softer label or somehow chalk sexual violence up to lust or hormones or a woman’s seduction, those who defend or cover up for clergy sexual abuse are off the hook.
(RNS) — Pastor Marcus Hayes, a leader of Biltmore Church in Asheville, North Carolina, received 81% of the vote at First Baptist Church Naples in Florida. But an 85% vote was needed for approval.
(RNS) — Women who registered outrage only on behalf of Beth Moore did what white women have been doing for centuries: took the part that impacted them most and left their Black sisters in the struggle to fend for themselves.
(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.
(RNS) — Some Christians are reassessing how to describe sexual misconduct, with an eye to owning up to the seriousness of abuse.
DALLAS (RNS) — The Caring Well conference on sexual abuse in the Southern Baptist Convention devoted its second and third days to hearing from critics of the denomination's response to victims.
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.
(AP) — Entangled in a multifaceted sex abuse crisis, the country's largest Protestant denomination is preparing to host a conference on a topic that has kindled skepticism even among some of the scheduled speakers.
(RNS) — Reported baptisms declined in eight of the last 10 years and dropped by more than 100,000 since 2009, according to the denomination's Annual Church Profile.
(RNS) — A young woman who was allegedly sexually assaulted by a youth minister at a church camp when she was a child is suing the Village Church for more than $1 million for gross negligence and the emotional distress the abuse has caused her.
(RNS) — The Southern Baptist writer and speaker Beth Moore is theologically conservative and doesn’t believe women should be pastors. But her recent tweet renewed a debate that’s been an issue for more than 300 years.