(RNS) — While liberal Christians have embraced the idea of social or collective sin, especially when it comes to racism, white evangelicals have typically resisted such notions as unbiblical. A Black Southern Baptist pastor is now calling them out on it.
(RNS) — One Alabama megachurch preacher is experiencing a cautionary tale about a central spiritual idea: What goes around comes around.
(RNS) — Rolland Slade, pastor of Meridian Baptist Church in El Cajon, California, was previously vice chairman of the Executive Committee.
(RNS) — Greear said he had felt uneasy using the gavel at the 2019 meeting in Birmingham, Alabama.
(RNS) — Greear also called for new clergy to be trained in preventing sex abuse and he challenged Southern Baptists not to be divided by the U.S. presidential election.
(RNS) — If the church is divided on race — and it is — what does that say to the world about us?
(RNS) — Southern Baptists have struggled over the meaning of critical race theory in particular and the direction of the denomination in general.
(RNS) — J.D. Greear said his church found that Bryan Loritts ‘did not attempt to protect the abuser or discourage victims from pursuing justice’ at another church.
(RNS) — Catholic and Southern Baptist leaders condemned the abuse of police power, call for racial healing and pray that the family of George Floyd will find comfort.
(RNS) — The Rev. Al Mohler, longtime Southern Baptist leader, repudiated past comments defending slavery, calling them ‘stupid,’ says he is ashamed of seminary title with a link to slaveholder.
(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.
(RNS) — The move comes after five consecutive weeks of steep revenue decline in the wake of the coronavirus and the expectation that sales may not rebound anytime soon.
(RNS) — Welcoming an admitted sexual offender into the sort of environment that facilitated his previous crime did not show love for him or the student body.
(RNS) — Denominational leaders were concerned about the risk of contagion, but finances also played a role. With many churches closed, leaders did not want churches spending stretched resources on travel.
(RNS) — With reports of cases in the Washington metropolitan area and the pandemic declaration by the WHO, ‘there was no question anymore,’ one organizer said.