Trustees of the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board heard recommendations from the firm conducting an external examination of the board’s handling of past allegations of abuse and sexual harassment, along with its current policies and practices.
By Julie McGowan / International Mission Board
About one-third of Southern Baptist churchgoers believe more revelations of sexual abuse and misconduct by Protestant ministers remain to be exposed, according to a new LifeWay Research study.
By Aaron Earls / LifeWay
Liberty University obtained two of the stained glass windows formerly at Southwestern Seminary that depict leaders of the self-described “conservative resurgence” in the Southern Baptist Convention.
By Bruce Tomaso / Religion News Service
The ordination process of Southern Baptist churches is a weak spot when it comes to protecting congregations from sexual predators, according to a report released May 9.
By Grace Thornton / Baptist Press
A federal court judge cited First Amendment legal precedent in dismissing a lawsuit against the North American Mission Board by a former executive of the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware.
By Art Toalston / Baptist Press
Woman’s Missionary Union will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Acteens—the missions education group for girls in grades 7–12—with a reunion of former Acteens in Birmingham, Ala., June 7.
By Drew Elizabeth Rushing
Denton Lotz, who served nearly two decades as general secretary of the Baptist World Alliance, died April 23 in Forestdale, Mass. He was 80.
By Staff / Baptist Standard
The Baptist Convention of New Mexico and other faith-based organizations in Albuquerque are helping to house and feed more than 400 asylum-seeking migrants from South and Central America at the request of municipal and federal agencies.
By Daniel Porter & Joy Pittman / Baptist New Mexican
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary is looking to “recalibrate and to reposition” itself in “every way to strengthen the core of what we do,” President Adam Greenway told trustees during their spring meeting, April 8-10.
By Alex Sibley / Southwestern Seminary
Ernie Myers, founding executive director of the Nevada Baptist Convention, died April 2, in Plano. He was 93.
James E. Wood Jr., former executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty and longtime director of Baylor University’s J.M. Dawson Center for Church-State Studies, died March 24 at age 96.
The Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee chose Ronnie Floyd, former SBC president and Arkansas megachurch pastor, as its new president.
By Ken Camp / Managing Editor