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Churches unhappy with pastors should look in the mirror, consultants say

Churches unhappy with pastors should look in the mirror, consultants say

Often, those complaints about poorly trained ministers result from toxic churches where few pastors could succeed, experts say.

Mormonism gradually moving closer to Christianity, Truett professor observes

Mormonism moving closer to Christianity, Truett prof observes

While political alliances between Southern Baptists and Mormons on issues like same-sex marriage are nothing new, a Baptist scholar asserts the two camps have more in common theologically than many assume.

Culp and Spooner receive Texas Baptist Legacy Awards

Culp and Spooner receive Texas Baptist Legacy Awards

Jim Culp and Bernie Spooner received Texas Baptist Legacy Awards at a ceremony at historic Independence Baptist Church. They cumulatively devoted more than four decades to service on the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board staff.

Students rehabilitate South Dallas homes during Bounce

Armed with hammers, power tools, paint and enthusiasm, 100 junior high and high school students served in South Dallas June 8-13 to help repair homes through Urban Bounce.

Pastor launches courthouse prayer movement

Pastor launches courthouse prayer movement

A Houston Baptist pastor envisions Christians gathering to pray once a week outside every county courthouse in Texas.

Most Americans expect gay marriage to sweep the country

Most Americans expect gay marriage to sweep the country

Most Americans—including people from every major religious group—predict gay marriage will be legalized nationwide when a hotly anticipated Supreme Court ruling is announced soon.

WMU Missions Celebration spotlights surrender, sacrifice and service

WMU celebration spotlights surrender, sacrifice and service

Participants at the Woman’s Missionary Union Missions Celebration and annual meeting elected a new president, heard stories of surrender and sacrificial service from missionaries and even had the chance to kiss a llama.

SBC Executive Committee affirms racial diversity report

SBC Executive Committee affirms racial diversity report

The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee affirmed a report reporting that racial diversity has measurably increased in the SBC in the past 20 years, but more progress needs to be made in ethnic participation.

SBC ousts Alabama church over pastor’s beliefs about homosexuality

SBC ousts Alabama church over pastor’s stand on homosexuality

The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee has voted to oust Weatherly Heights Baptist Church in Huntsville, Ala., under a bylaw barring from membership churches “which act to affirm, approve, or endorse homosexual behavior.”

CBF governing board hears updates on organizational infrastructure

CBF governing board hears updates on infrastructure

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship cannot be the organization its supporters envision unless its infrastructure catches up with their dreams, Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter told the group’s governing board at a June 16 meeting prior to the CBF general assembly.

SBC asks Supreme Court to rule against gay marriage

SBC asks Supreme Court to rule against gay marriage

The Southern Baptist Convention called on the U.S. Supreme Court to leave it up to the states to decide whether or not to permit gay marriage in a resolution adopted at the SBC annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio.

 
 
 
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