Suzii Paynter challenged the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship to “break a culture of complicity” in regard to clergy sexual abuse.
By Carrie McGuffin / Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Dallas approved resolutions offering an apology to abuse survivors and affirming the dignity of women, while also emphasizing women’s “distinctive God-assigned roles.”
By Ken Camp / Managing Editor
Messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention debated—and defeated—a motion to dismiss Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s trustee executive committee.
By Brian Koonce / The Pathway
Hispanic Baptists heard calls for unity—organizationally and in individual relations—throughout multiple gatherings held in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Dallas.
By Isa Torres / Hispanic Beat Reporter
Believing and trusting in the supernatural abilities of God are key to overcoming all obstacles the Southern Baptist Convention is facing, said Steve Gaines, who completed his second year as the convention’s president.
By David Dawson / Baptist Press
Evangelistic emphases prior to the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Dallas produced 4,229 professions of faith in Christ, including 2,339 at a crusade event at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
By Josie Rabbitt Bingham / Baptist Press
A key architect of the “conservative resurgence” in the Southern Baptist Convention withdrew from an opportunity to address the SBC, and messengers to the annual meeting elected the youngest SBC president in nearly 40 years.
Speakers at the 2018 National Woman’s Missionary Union Missions Celebration and annual meeting called Baptist women to the “unshakable pursuit” of God’s glory and God’s mission.
At the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Dallas, messengers talked about future possibilities for women in a denomination that walks a “complementarian” line—belief that women and men are equal before God but have different roles in church and home life.
By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
Facing an increasingly secular future, Christians should courageously proclaim the gospel through words and deeds, speakers told a conference prior to the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting.
Paige Patterson has withdrawn from preaching the convention sermon at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Dallas.
By David Roach / Baptist Press
An attorney for terminated Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson issued a media release defending Patterson against alleged “wide-spread misrepresentation and misinformation.”