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Southern Baptist Convention Will Lay Off Hundreds of People as Part of God’s Sovereign Plan

The Southern Baptist Convention is deeply in the red, coming in $21 million under budget. That means they will have to lay off 600-800 people from its International Mission Board.What's striking is how they're trying to let everyone down gently by saying this is all part of God's Plan:

Why Is The Southern Baptist Convention Cutting Hundreds Of Jobs?

(RNS) The Southern Baptist Convention will cut as many as 800 employees from its overseas missions agency to make up for significant shortfalls in revenue, officials announced Thursday (Aug. 27). The International Mission Board anticipates...Show More Summary

Southern Baptists Will Cut 600 to 800 Missionaries and Staff

David Platt: International Mission Board overspent $210 million over last 6 years. Two months after promoting plans to send out “limitless” numbers of missionaries, the International Mission Board (IMB) of the Southern Baptist Convention...Show More Summary

Albert Mohler, Franklin Graham Denounce Historic Baptist Church's Decision to Ordain Gay Ministers

Notable Christian leaders have denounced the decision of a historic southern Baptist congregation to allow for LGBT ordination and marriage.

Baptist Church Founded by First SBC President Allows Ordination of Gay and Transgender Ministers

The South Carolina church that was founded by the Southern Baptist Convention's first president has adopted a new non-discrimination policy that will allow for the congregation to not only marry same-sex couples but also ordain openly gay, lesbian and transgender ministers.

Russell Moore Says Planned Parenthood Videos 'Shock the American Conscience,' Expose 'How Deep the Darkness' Goes

Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, has said that the Planned Parenthood videos exposing employees discussing the sell of aborted babies' body parts have "shocked the conscience" of those who have seen them, and expose "how deep the darkness" of the abortion industry goes.

Exclusive: '90 Minutes in Heaven' Author Shares His Supernatural Experience Ahead of Theatrical Release

Don Piper knows miracles are real. He is one. On January 18, 1989, Piper was on his way home from a Southern Baptist convention and was...

Oh heavens, no: 'The decline of the Religious Right' looms

Jeb Bush, one of just two GOP hopefuls wooing evangelicals at the Southern Baptist convention this week. This is practically apocalyptic: only two of the 17 GOP presidential hopefuls attended the Southern Baptist Conference forum Tuesday...Show More Summary

How Jeb’s “Women’s Issues” Comment Could Hurt Him

Just a few months after stumbling around for a hindsight position on the Iraq war, Jeb Bush on Tuesday found a second war he’s having trouble staying clear of on the campaign trail. During an appearance at the Southern Baptist Convention...Show More Summary

Hillary on Jeb!: 'I guess women’s health isn’t a priority for him'

Hillary Clinton was quick to hit Jeb! after he managed to roll out yet another gaffe at the Southern Baptist Forum Tuesday, saying, "I'm not sure we need half a billion dollars for women's health issues." At a campaign stop in Denver, Clinton quickly took Jeb! to task, reports Jesse Byrnes. "I would like to ask him, 'Gov. Show More Summary

Russell Moore Defends Jeb Bush's Remarks on Women's Health Funding

The head of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is defending Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush following the politicians comments that women's health did not need $500 million in federal funding.

Jeb!: 'I'm not sure we need half a billion dollars for women's health issues'

This video says it all—Jeb!, speaking at the Southern Baptist Convention on the issues of Planned Parenthood, a potential government shutdown, and overall funding for women's health issues. Here's the breakdown of what Jeb! endorses: •Defunding...Show More Summary

Jeb Bush: 'Not Sure We Need Half A Billion Dollars For Women's Health Issues'

Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio were the only GOP presidential candidates to speak at the Evangelical Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission today and after being asked about the Planned Parenthood videos, Jeb remarked that the next president should defund Planned Parenthood. Show More Summary

JEB!, Lunging to Pander: Today’s Timeline

"I'm not sure we need half a billion dollars for women's health issues," Jeb Bush says at Southern Baptist Convention. — Sabrina Siddiqui (@SabrinaSiddiqui) August 4, 2015 JEB!, dude, you know and I know and they know you know: The Southern Baptists are not voting for you in the GOP primary. You’ll be lucky to [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

Russell Moore's Move Away From Christian Nationalism

Like a lot of long-time observers of conservative evangelicals, I've been a bit skeptical of the image of Russell Moore--the public affairs spokesman for the Southern Baptist Convention who succeeded...

Adjectives, Subtlety, Religion and The Press

Though I cannot find reference to the occasion, apparently Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are addressing a large group of Southern Baptists today.  I ran into this story early in my morning reading today and I found it odd that the AP would...Show More Summary

With Declining Evangelical Power, Only Two Candidates Attend Southern Baptist Forum

Can one event sum up the decline of the Religious Right? The post With Declining Evangelical Power, Only Two Candidates Attend Southern Baptist Forum appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Bush, Rubio to speak before Southern Baptist group

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio hope to connect Tuesday with Christian conservatives, a key group of voters in the early primary states of Iowa and South Carolina. Bush travels to Nashville...Show More Summary

14,000 Attendees at Mega Mission Event Described as 'Jesus Conference' by SBC President

"Jesus can change your life," Ronnie Floyd, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, told over 14,000 participants to the sold-out 2015 Send North America Conference Aug. 3 in Nashville.

So. Baptist, Catholic Churches Rocked by Explosion in New Mexico; Police Investigate if It's Bomb

Explosions rocked a Southern Baptist church and a Catholic church in Las Cruces, New Mexico today within 30 minutes of each other, causing no injuries and only minor damage, according to a local newspaper.

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