A Baylor University historian, an ethicist and a pastor—all Baptists—disagreed about the usefulness of the term “evangelical” and the state of evangelicalism in a recent conversation at the Museum of the Bible.
By Tom Strode / Baptist Press
A prominent Southern Baptist church in southwest Florida acknowledged “racial prejudice” was a factor in its congregation’s decision not to appoint a black senior pastor candidate.
By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
During a celebration of his 50th year in pulpit ministry, John MacArthur, the pastor of Grace Community Church, admonished Beth Moore to “go home.”
By Bob Smietana / Religion News Service
Christianity is reassessing how to describe sexual misconduct, with an eye to owning up to the seriousness of abuse that was once dismissed as innocent or covered up to protect the powerful.
By Adelle M. Banks & Emily McFarland Miller / Religion News Service
Southern Baptist leaders wrestled with questions of procedure and accountability during a gathering on sexual abuse, grappling with how best to address an issue some say the denomination took far too long to address.
By Jack Jenkins / Religion News Service
The gospel cannot be separated from how the church deals with sexual abuse, Southern Baptist leaders J.D. Greear and Russell Moore told the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s sixth annual national conference.
Courage and a recognition of trauma’s long-term effects are called for if the church is to deal sufficiently with its sexual abuse crisis, two well-known evangelical women told a Southern Baptist Convention conference on the subject.
Representatives of Baptist Global Response, Southern Baptist disaster relief, the International Mission Board, and two state Baptist conventions toured the Bahamas to scout ways for Southern Baptists to support Baptist churches on the islands.
By Tobin Perry / Baptist Press
Reported baptisms among Southern Baptist churches have declined in eight of the last 10 years. The falling numbers helped prompt the SBC Executive Committee to name Sept. 8 as Baptism Sunday.
The sexual abuse crisis in churches led hundreds of congregations to accept the Caring Well Challenge—a Southern Baptist Convention initiative to help churches prevent abuse and care for abuse survivors.
By Ken Camp / Managing Editor
Theologian and educator David Dockery has joined the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary faculty as professor of theology.
By Julie Owens / Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
An initiative to strengthen ministers and their families in Juarez grew out of longstanding relationships a campus minister in Levelland developed with pastors in the Mexican border city.
By Isa Torres / Hispanic Beat Reporter