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Russell Moore on Political Issues Pastors Must Address From the Pulpit

Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, discusses the types of political issues that pastors should address in their congregations and which ones to avoid.

Jerry Falwell Jr. Wonders if Russell Moore Is a 'Closet Liberal' Because He Doesn't Support Trump

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. is praising "rank-and-file" evangelicals for being "ahead of all the leadership" in supporting GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and is questioning if leading Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore is really a conservative.

Dallas Sniper Attack Needs to Be Addressed in Church This Sunday, Christian Leader Urges

Southern Baptist Convention's Russell Moore, Christian pastors and conservative leaders have expressed grief and offered advice on dealing with the killing of five Dallas police officers in a sniper attack, which followed two high-profile killings of black men by police.

Calvinism Not to Blame for Southern Baptist Decline, JD Greear Says

J.D. Greear, a strong contender for president at the recent Southern Baptist Convention, says it's unfair to blame declining baptism numbers in the SBC on a resurgence of 5-point Calvinism in Southern Baptist life.

Christian Pastor Explains the One Word He’d Say to Women Who Have Had An Abortion

The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (the public policy arm of the Southern Baptist Convention) just posted a video featuring Pastor Garrett Kell describing the one thing he'd say to women who have had an abortion.Can you guess what it is?

News: Who Gets to Count That Convert?

Partnerships between missions groups complicate the metrics. B aptisms performed by Southern Baptist missionaries have plummeted over the past decade. In 2015, the International Mission Board (IMB) immersed close to 55,000 converts.Show More Summary

The Future of the SBC—Is Not White

Southern Baptists will not both grow and remain a majority white denomination. One of the highlights of this year’s Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting was the panel on racial reconciliation. Then-president Ronnie Floyd convened...Show More Summary

Ronnie Floyd on Trump Meeting: 'I Will Be Faithful to the Gospel'

Former Southern Baptist Convention president Ronnie Floyd said faithfulness to the gospel was a priority, and he will not endorse presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for president, after attending Trump's highly anticipated meeting with over 900 evangelical leaders in New York City Tuesday.

Former SBC President Ronnie Floyd on Trump's Religious Advisory Board: 'Not an Endorsement'

Former Southern Baptist Convention President Dr. Ronnie Floyd is not endorsing any candidate for president of the United States despite agreeing to be on Donald Trump's religious advisory board.

Megachurch Pastor Jack Graham Ready to 'Champion Donald Trump' After Meeting With 900 Evangelicals

Former Southern Baptist Convention president and megachurch pastor Jack Graham says that he is ready to "champion Donald Trump" after attending the meeting between the presumptive Republican nominee and over 900 evangelical pastors and activists in New York City on Tuesday.

The Future of the SBC—State Conventions

4 ideas from small denominations. A significant part of the current Southern Baptist attendance decline rests on the asking if our methods are missiologically appropriate. If we were to honestly assess our churches by state convention, we would see we have not been as successful in the pioneer or new work states as others denominations have. Show More Summary

Southern Baptists vote overwhelmingly to defend marriage, authentic sexuality

At their convention last week, Baptists voted to reject the Obergefell ruling and Obama's transgender 'guidance.'

Russell Moore: Gov't Didn't Define Family, Can't Redefine Family

Russell Moore called on Christians to never compromise the truth even in the midst of intense societal pressure, at the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in St. Louis, Missouri.

Weekend Edition—June 17, 2016

The SBC and Refugees, Ministering in Disaster, Pastor Mistakes, Church Signs, and more! Southern Baptists Split With Donald Trump On Refugee Resettlement —Sarah McCammon Tips for helping a loved one after a tragedy, from a ChristianShow More Summary

Russell Moore Takes on Critics at SBC for Supporting Religious Freedom for Muslims to Build Mosques

The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission received criticism from some members of the Southern Baptist Convention at the denomination's annual meeting on Wednesday for filing an amicus brief on behalf of a Muslim group seeking to build a mosque.

What Made the 2016 Southern Baptist Meeting Historic

The Southern Baptist Convention, America's largest Protestant denomination, met this week (June 14-15) in St. Louis in what turned out to be one of its most memorable annual meetings.

Southern Baptist Convention urges churches to welcome refugees

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The resolution also calls for the strongest possible scrutiny to make sure refugees are not potential terrorists.

Southern Baptists go beyond conservative politics at meeting

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The Southern Baptist Convention has been closely associated with conservative politics for years, but at its annual meeting this week the nation’s largest Protestant denomination showed that its concerns are becoming more diverse along with its membership.

Southern Baptist Convention Votes to Discourage Display of Confederate Flag at Member Churches 

The Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination, voted on Tuesday to discourage the display of the Confederate battle flag. The decision comes after an annual meeting held this year in St. Louis, where, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, leaders held candid discussions about race and the church’s role in racial unity. Read more...

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