(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) — 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) — Two former SBC presidents, joined by a Las Vegas pastor, took the unusual step of sending a letter to the search committee for the new president of the SBC Executive Committee, inquiring about the breadth of efforts to fill the position.
NASHVILLE, N.C. (RNS) — Evangelical schools such as Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary offer inmates a free, on-site college degree if they promise they'll minister to other inmates once they graduate.
DALLAS (RNS) — New SBC President J.D. Greear said he is 'very open to anything that can lead to a greater transparency and greater safety and that prioritizes the safety of the victim above everything.'
DALLAS (RNS) — There has been recent speculation about whether someday, or sooner, a woman should be nominated for Southern Baptist Convention president.
(RNS) — The about-face from the board caps a dramatic fall for Patterson, one of the leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention’s theological shift to the right and once a lionized figure within America’s largest Protestant denomination.
(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.
(RNS) — The departure represents the most dramatic example of the #MeToo movement pervading the top reaches of the Southern Baptist Convention.
(RNS) — Many of the secular communities in America that Southern Baptists have painted as evil possess more moral courage than they do.
(RNS) — "We cannot honor our mothers in this #MeToo moment without listening to the cries of generations of women who have suffered sexual violence and domestic abuse because of an unrighteous order that we imagined to be from God," writes Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove.
(RNS) — 'To all people I offer my apology, but especially to women, to the family of Southern Baptists, my friends and the churches,' he said.
(RNS) — Southern Baptists cannot move on because they've been thrust into a larger cultural conversation.
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