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SBC takes no action against gay-tolerant California church

SBC takes no action against gay-tolerant California church

The Southern Baptist Convention at its 2014 annual meeting in Baltimore did not rebuke a church for challenging the denomination’s policy against gay-affirming congregations.

       
SBC updates criteria for church affiliation

SBC updates criteria for church affiliation

Messengers to the June 10-11 SBC annual meeting in Baltimore approved without discussion changes to the SBC constitution defining what it means to be “in friendly cooperation” with the convention—language used for congregations that qualify for representation at the annual meeting.

       
Ronnie Floyd elected SBC president

Ronnie Floyd elected SBC president

Ronnie Floyd, an Arkansas pastor with a long record of denominational service, has been elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention.

       
Southern Baptist group counters Calvinism

Southern Baptist group counters Calvinism

New Calvinists are more Calvinist than Calvin was, Christian apologist Norman Geisler said at the inaugural meeting of a group formed to balance Southern Baptist fellowships that gather under the umbrella known as “young, restless and reformed.”

       
SBC annual meeting

SBC to ponder declines, change in representation

During their meeting in Baltimore this week, Southern Baptists may consider a significant change in how churches qualify for representation in the national denomination, while grappling with a sobering report of declining baptisms and membership.

       
Baptist Briefs: SBC to honor Hobby Lobby, imprisoned pastor

Baptist Briefs: SBC to honor Hobby Lobby, imprisoned pastor

During their annual meeting in Baltimore, Md., Southern Baptists will honor the Christian owners of Hobby Lobby for refusing to pay for employee insurance coverage for birth control methods as required by Obamacare and an Iranian-American pastor imprisoned in Iran.

       
SBC agencies support GuideStone lawsuit in contraceptive case

SBC agencies support GuideStone lawsuit in contraceptive case

Three sister Southern Baptist Convention entities filed a brief supporting GuideStone Financial Resources’ objection to the Obamacare contraceptive mandate.

       
Baptist Briefs: Serbian Baptists appeal for help after floods.

Baptist Briefs: Serbian Baptists appeal for help after floods

Baptists in Serbia are appealing for assistance for victims of deadly floods that inundated large parts of southeast Europe.

       
immy Carter builds post-presidential legacy

Jimmy Carter builds post-presidential legacy

There was Jimmy Carter the president and Jimmy Carter the Habitat homebuilder. Now, meet Jimmy Carter 3.0—international advocate for women’s rights.

       
Southern Baptist leaders lament declines in baptisms and attendance

SBC leaders lament declines in baptisms and attendance

The number of churches affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention grew slightly in 2013, but other key measures declined, according to the Annual Church Profile compiled by LifeWay Christian Resources in cooperation with Baptist state conventions.

       
Baptist Briefs

Baptist Briefs: Death sentence for Sudanese Christian condemned

American Baptist and Southern Baptist leaders spoke out against a death sentence imposed on a pregnant Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith.

       
Baptist Briefs

Baptist Briefs: Court dismisses Louisiana College suit

The Supreme Court of Louisiana refused to hear arguments by four former professors at Louisiana College who claimed administrators violated the school’s academic freedom policy and broke conditions of an earlier defamation lawsuit settled out of court in 1997.

       
Baptist Briefs

Baptist Briefs: BWA calls for prayer for Ukraine

The Baptist World Alliance and European Baptist Federation called on Baptists worldwide to pray for Christians in Ukraine.

       
Coalition says police need better training when confronting mentally ill

Coalition says police need better training when confronting mentally ill

Better police training about how to interact with people with mental health conditions and developmental disabilities can prevent needless tragedy, an American Baptist official told a Senate panel.

       
Baptist Briefs: Amy Butler recommended at Riverside Church

Baptist Briefs: Amy Butler recommended at Riverside Church

Riverside Church in Manhattan has recommended Amy Butler, senior minister at Calvary Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., as its seventh senior pastor—the first woman to lead the congregation in its 83-year history.

       
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