Why can’t the religious right stop comparing marriage equality to slavery? The latest episode involves a panel discussion at the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, when pastor J.D. Greear said that opposing marriage equality was the modern-day equivalent of being an abolitionist. Show More Summary
A new book by a YouTube phenom says gay Christians must be welcomed in the church. But a prominent evangelical leader disagrees. Featured Image: read more
Evans, a Christian writer, was tweeting from a panel discussion held at the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty forum. Here's the "ironic" history of how the Southern Baptist Convention came to be: Largely comprised...Show More Summary
In a chat with Tony Perkins, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary president Albert Mohler today declared that he and his fellows "can't give" LGBT people their support or acceptance because that would just condemn us. Here's that: You know what, Al?...
The Southern Baptist Convention is holding a major summit on sexuality and moral conundrums facing the Christian faith, a three-day conference intended to address changing social tides. At a panel discussion Monday night, five pastors...Show More Summary
Liberal Christians often champion themselves as facilitators of deep, authentic dialogue about the cultural issues facing America's faithful. But when the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission gathered...Show More Summary
A panel discussing homosexuality at the Southern-Baptist affiliated Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission created a stir on social media on Monday night, after pastor J.D. Greear compared resisting gay marriage in the church to resisting slavery in the South in the 1860s.
Here’s Richard Land, former Southern Baptist Convention leader, speaking on Tony Perkins’ radio show: “I know that the dirty little secret that nobody wants to talk about is that a high percentage of adult male homosexuals in America were sexually molested when they were children. … Anybody who’s a counselor…will tell you that.” No, Richard, anybody who’s […]
So said a Southern Baptist Convention newspaper on January 31, 1973, soon after Roe v. Wade was decided. Question: What is the Southern Baptist position on abortion? Answer: There is no official Southern Baptist position on abortion, or any other such question. Among 12 million Southern Baptists, there are probably 12 million different opinions. Question: […]
Longtime Southern Baptist something-or-other Richard Land is filling in this week for Tony Perkins on the Family Research Council's daily talk show. As you will hear in this clip, he is keeping the rabidly anti-gay myths alive while the boss...
There are many topics to which the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission could dedicate it's national conference. But why tackle any of the actual social issues that trull harm the world when you can instead spend the...
About 800 to 1,000 Southern Baptist congregations cease to exist annually, largely due to a stagnant vision among the leadership and lack of impact within their communities, says a church planting director. However, church leaders say the closures are often the symptom of a greater problem.
I scanned the image to the right after it showed up in my mailbox last week in the form of a slick 5x7 postcard. The back is an invitation to attend Easter services at the largest Southern Baptist megachurch in the town where I live.Based...Show More Summary
A Southern Baptist deacon finally comes to terms with the fact that his son is gay.
At 12:30 p.m. every Sunday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in the coastal Orange County town of Costa Mesa, California, first-time mass attendees may think they've stepped back in time. Some women in the pews are wearing lace...Show More Summary
Younger Evangelicals are rejecting the style and methods of the Christian Right but they are not becoming liberals, Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptists Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, contended Tuesday at the Ethics and Public Policy Center's Faith Angle Forum. Show More Summary
"We do need to pray for our enemies, those that oppose us, because they’re victims. Our enemy is the Devil, our enemy is that old lion that walks about seeking whom he may devour and who is the god of this age and the prince of the power of the air and he has these people in their thrall. Show More Summary
Steven Furtick's Elevation Church holds spontaneous baptisms. Experts weigh in on the practice. Southern Baptist pastor Steven Furtick made headlines for the careful orchestration of his megachurch's "spontaneous" mass baptisms. Baptisms...Show More Summary
When Bryan Fischer tweets something like this......my ears certainly perk up. Sure enough, the development is a fascinating one: Indeed, at another point in his remarks, [Russell Moore, the president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the...