Unless “serious wrongs” against former President Paige Patterson are “righted,” a Houston oil and gas executive and more than two dozen other donors warned their gifts to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary will cease—including estate gifts that could total “tens of millions of dollars.”
By Ken Camp / Managing Editor
Churches who disagree on substantive issues find common ground in criticizing the results of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s Illumination Project, in particular the changes to the CBF hiring policy regarding LGBT individuals.
By Eric Black / Editor
Newly elected Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear addressed topics ranging from the #MeToo crisis to politics and evangelicals in a recent interview with NPR, one of his first since taking the role.
By Grace Thornton / The Alabama Baptist
Many wonder how the Illumination Project will affect the future of CBF. That future will be worked out at the local level as each congregation decides for itself whether to remain connected to CBF. Congregations will need time to consider all the ramifications of their decision.
The #MeToo Movement brought to light issues of sexual abuse the church should have addressed long ago, the leader of a workshop at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship general assembly insisted.
By Isa Torres / Hispanic Beat Reporter
Christians in the United States have allowed other groups to define their faith, and that gives room for misunderstanding and misrepresentation, leaders of a workshop at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship general assembly said.
A Baptist church and a nonprofit agency, both in Indianapolis, Ind., worked together to help make their community a place “where the world is welcome.”
When income decreases at a church or Baptist state convention, collegiate ministry may be one of the first areas cut in the budget, but Wanda Kidd wants to see that change.
Living into “oneness instead of sameness” can be challenging, Jerusha Neal, assistant professor of homiletics at Duke Divinity School, told the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship general assembly.
By Carrie McGuffin and Aaron Weaver / Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
The church should flex its muscle to bring about transformation, not to sustain power or cling to the past, a Tennessee pastor told the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship general assembly in Dallas.
Most Hispanic Baptist pastors have no time or energy for “the latest Baptist hashtag battles,” because they are too busy ministering to families facing challenges produced by the immigration system, Jesse Rincones told the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship general assembly.
In times of rising hostility, exclusivity and hate that bring divisions, Christians should strive to understand how God hears and sees people whom others neglect, speakers urged Baptist Women in Ministry.