The call for dismissing the swimsuit portion of the Miss America Pageant came from an unlikely source. It wasn’t Christians—at least this time.
By Mandy McMichael
The daily drumbeat of bad news has set the stage for the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Dallas next week. Will the meeting accelerate a decline? Or could it be the start of a revival?
By Jacob Lupfer / Religion News Service
A church’s budget often prevents sending representatives to the SBC annual meeting in person. Why can’t the SBC offer virtual, remote participation?
By Bobby Gilstrap
Author and sexual abuse survivor Mary DeMuth pens an open letter to the Southern Baptist Convention in light of Paige Patterson’s dismissal from Southwestern Seminary.
By Mary DeMuth
The differences between the removals of Paige Patterson and Russell Dilday from Southwestern Seminary speak volumes about the current state of the institution.
By Mitch Randall / EthicsDaily.com
If Jimmy Carter and Jerry Falwell Jr. can get along, maybe there’s hope for all political sides to do the same.
Stagnant. Boring. Aimless. Tired. Tepid. What do these words describe? You? Your minister? Your church? Your Sunday School class? Your career? All too often, I hear ministers and parishioners alike using such words to describe all of the above.
By Bill Wilson / Center for Healthy Churches
Paige Patterson, president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, issued an apology for his statements about spousal abuse, but many believe that’s not enough.
By Jonathan Merritt / Religion News Service
By moving its embassy to Jerusalem, is America fulfilling biblical prophecy?
By John Fea / Religion News Service
Is Baylor’s list of effective preachers broad enough?
By Maggi Dawn / Religion News Service
When the size of a church building turns from an asset to a liability that could cause the church’s demise, what should a church do?
By Jim Kitchens / Center for Healthy Churches
Jacob Lupfer hopes the Trump presidency’s new White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative is a success, but stresses implementation will be key.