OKLAHOMA CITY (RNS) — Clergy on both sides of State Question 788, which would permit the distribution of medical marijuana, call it a moral issue, with proponents arguing that pot will reduce dependence on opioids and critics, including the state's...
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(RNS) — If we benefit from the status quo, we can seek to maintain it rather than recognize that a wheel of injustice might be grinding our neighbor down. King shone a light on that injustice and it often made white Christians uncomfortable. His...
Some people choose to live in houses filled with covered mirrors, but Christians cannot afford to be those kinds of people.
(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)
OKLAHOMA CITY (RNS) — Lankford's emphasis on kindness and civility has kept him from fully embracing President Trump or the anger-fueled movement that propelled him into the White House.
(RNS) After some debate, the denomination declined to take up a resolution condemning the 'alt-right movement,' whose members include white nationalists.
PHOENIX (RNS) The largest Protestant denomination has lost members for 10 years in a row and has baptized fewer people nine out of the last 10 years.
(RNS) You and I are followers of Christ in a deeply polarized nation. Let's have a courageous conversation to pave a way forward together.
(RNS) Although his apology for being 'unnecessarily harsh' toward Trump supporters was accepted by the Southern Baptist Convention's top brass, the public voice of America's largest denomination still faces a groundswell of grass-roots discontent.
(RNS) I like thinking that there may be a Higher Justification for me trying to continue to accomplish some things that will be considered good when I’m gone.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Maria Swearingen and Sally Sarratt have been encouraged by the cheers from progressives and aren't focusing on the criticism from conservative Christians.
(RNS) In his column, Moore said there were times during the campaign he thought it would have been 'negligent' to keep quiet.
(RNS) Southern Baptists are threatening to withhold funds from Moore's agency. But they need him more than he needs them, writes Jonathan Merritt.
Robert Jeffress pastors First Baptist Dallas. His church was once the most prominent voice for segregation in the country