Faith leaders are excoriating Trump and Sessions for recent immigration policy changes, but RNS columnist Jacob Lupfer sees this crisis as Congress’ fault—specifically, House Republicans who have bet their survival on nativist politics.
By Jacob Lupfer / Religion News Service
Doyle Sager wonders, does my theological education continue to impact me? (via Baptist News Global)
By Doyle Sager / Baptist News Global
What will become of the Southern Baptist Convention?
By Hal Ostrander
With success comes the vain belief that more success will follow, but there’s always ‘a day after.’
By Geoff Davidson
What do newlyweds lose when fewer weddings take place in churches?
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?
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