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 / Baptist Press
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.
By Eric Black / Editor
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.
By Ken Camp / Managing Editor
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.
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.”