Glorieta sold to Christian camping group

LifeWay Christian Resources has found a buyer for Glorieta Conference Centera group of Christian businessmen and camping professionals who funded and formed a new nonprofit corporation called Glorieta 2.0.


WMU celebrates 125 years of missions

Missions stories from Africa, Asia and the Americas highlighted the 125th anniversary celebration of national Woman’s Missionary Union during the group’s 2013 missions celebration and annual meeting in Houston.

Gregg and Donna Fort

Missionary warns of competition for converts

An international missionary in Zimbabwe told Southern Baptists they need to worry not only about unreached people groups, but also about competition for new converts from other Christian and non-Christian faiths.

Luter resolutions

SBC critiques Scout policy but no call for mass exodus

The Southern Baptist Convention stopped short of urging churches to sever ties with the Boy Scouts of America in a resolution condemning the organization’s recent decision to drop its ban on gay Scouts.

Fred Luter

Luter sails to second term as SBC president

Fred Luter Jr., pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, was re-elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Mike Huckabee

Huckabee: Is church tax-exemption worth it?

Former Arkansas governor turned media personality Mike Huckabee asked Southern Baptist pastors to consider whether tax breaks from the government are worth the accompanying restrictions on political speech.

Russell Moore

SBC ethics leader willing to work with moderates

The new leader of the Southern Baptist Convention’s moral concerns agency says he hopes to build working relationships with moderate and cooperative Baptists, and he will not treat those who disagree with SBC positions as adversaries.

Lakeshore newsletter

SBC asked to cut ties with Waco church over its Planned Parenthood support

Southern Baptist Convention leaders have been asked to consider removing a Texas church that supports a local chapter of Planned Parenthood of America—even though the church cut ties with the SBC more than a decade ago.

Bryant Wright

Updated: Scout rep says SBC wrong about policy

A former denominational worker who now represents the Boy Scouts of America said a past president of the Southern Baptist Convention is mistaken about the BSA’s new policy ending a membership ban on Scouts who are openly gay.

SBC Calvinism advisory committee

Advisory team seeks to avert SBC split on Calvinism

Growing disagreements over the role of Calvinism will make the Southern Baptist Convention stronger, not weaker, as long as its focus remains on evangelism, members of an advisory team commissioned to study the topic told hundreds in Houston June 10.


Abuse activist says Houston minister chastised her

A woman who advocates on behalf victims of clergy sex abuse says she was sidelined by her Houston megachurch for planning an awareness event at this week’s Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting.

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