A grieving father’s Scripture-laden plea for mercy led to a lenient 180-day jail sentence for the truck driver who killed a missionary family of five in an auto accident last year.
By David Roach / Baptist Press
Charles Fuller, a Virginia pastor who chaired the Southern Baptist Convention’s Peace Committee, died July 28 in Roanoke, Va. He was 86.
Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear announced he will form a Sexual Abuse Presidential Study Group in partnership with the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.
David Platt, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board, announced he has initiated two “thorough, outside, independent” investigations into the mission board’s handling of past sexual abuse allegations.
By Art Toalston / Baptist Press
J.D. Greear has big intentions as he begins his presidency of the Southern Baptist Convention. He hopes to help the denomination step away from partisan politics and lean more on its bedrock mission of preaching the gospel and saving souls.
By Adelle M. Banks / Religion News Service
A data breach occurred at the International Mission Board that may have exposed personal information of current and former employees, volunteers and applicants.
By Baptist Press Staff
The International Mission Board knew about allegations against Mark Aderholt more than 10 years before he was arrested on charges he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl, according to police records, emails and an internal investigation from the organization.
By Sarah Smith / Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Churches who disagree on substantive issues find common ground in criticizing the results of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s Illumination Project, in particular the changes to the CBF hiring policy regarding LGBT individuals.
By Eric Black / Editor
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 / The Alabama Baptist
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.
By Isa Torres / Hispanic Beat Reporter
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.