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Amazing Disgrace

Back in August 2015, when Donald Trump’s presidential ambitions were widely considered a joke, Russell Moore was worried. A prominent leader of the Southern Baptist Convention, the nation’s largest Protestant denomination, Moore knew...Show More Summary

Russell Moore and the Fight for the Soul of the Southern Baptist Convention

The backlash against the conservative evangelical leader reveals deep tensions in his denomination.

Russell Moore Still Has a Job, Though 100 Churches Have Threatened to Pull SBC Funds

Meeting between ERLC president and Southern Baptist leader Frank Page results in 'mutual understanding,' not a firing. Russell Moore still has his job, after today’s much-discussed meeting with Southern Baptist leader Frank Page. “We...Show More Summary

TRAILER: A Very Sordid Wedding

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via press release: Award-winning writer/director Del Shores (“Blues For Willadean,” “Southern Baptist Sissies,” “Queer A Folk”) releases his latest film, A Very Sordid Wedding, the outrageously funny sequel to his play, movie and TV series Sordid Lives. Show More Summary

One on One with the Small Church Pastor who "Took Over" the SBC Pastors Conference to Highlight Smaller Churches

An "average" church pastor is the president of the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference. Ed: You’re a small church pastor and yet you won the election to be President of the Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference. Show More Summary

Religious Freedom for Me but Not for Thee?

A conflict is brewing at the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) over how the country’s largest protestant denomination will approach religious freedom. The SBC’s International Mission Board ( IMB ) and Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission...Show More Summary

Trump Adviser's Church Withholds Major Donation from SBC

Prestonwood Baptist diverts denominational giving over concerns about Russell Moore's agency. A Dallas-area megachurch has decided to escrow Cooperative Program funds temporarily in order to evaluate future support of Southern Baptist...Show More Summary

News: Challenging the Narrative: How Race Complicates the Latest LifeWay Debate

Black Southern Baptists weigh in on the issues around removing Sho Baraka’s album. Being a black leader in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) today can be exciting, as America’s largest Protestant denomination makes unprecedented progress toward diversity. Show More Summary

It's Time To Stop Policing Black Women's Sexual Expression

Growing up, Samantha never felt comfortable opening up to her parents about sex. Despite being raised by black parents with a strict military and Southern Baptist background, Samantha, who asked to use a pseudonym, said her parents wanted her to know that when it came to sex, she could ask them anything. Show More Summary

Southern Baptists Back Away from Backing Mosques

Trustee scuffle over ‘unholy alliance’ leads IMB to leave ERLC’s side on religious freedom fights. The trouble started last May, when several arms of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) reached out a legal hand to a Muslim community...Show More Summary

Thou Hypocrite

I’ve been an atheist since age 13, but I was raised a Christian, and in part by fairly rabid fundamentalist Southern Baptist grandparents. As antediluvian as their political views were (and they were friendly with Jesse Helms!), I think even my grandparents would be ashamed of Trump’s ban on Muslims from Muslim-majority countries that don’t […]

Deadliest Winter Tornado in Decades Crumbles Baptist Campus

The twister destroyed four university buildings, damaged dozens of others, and injured seven students. An EF3 tornado that ripped through southern Mississippi early Saturday morning damaged nearly all of the 30 buildings on William Carey...Show More Summary

Trump Stacks Prayer Service Lineup with Evangelicals

Southern Baptists, Graham granddaughter to pray at Saturday’s National Cathedral event. Donald Trump has tapped a record number of evangelical leaders to participate in the interfaith prayer service held at the Washington National Cathedral...Show More Summary

An ex-US Presidential candidate and a Christian Zionist wants Israel to be great again

Standing in front of a bright red banner reading “Build Israel Great Again,” former Republican presidential candidate and Southern Baptist minister Mike Huckabee, a well known Christian Zionist promised Tuesday during an appearance in...Show More Summary

Gay-Bashing Chaplain Endorsers Admit that the Military Chaplaincy is Disproportionately Anti-LGBT

In a 2011 article titled "Military chaplains are faith mismatch for personnel they serve," the St. Louis Post Dispatch noted: "While just 3 percent of the military's enlisted personnel and officers call themselves Southern Baptist, Pentecostal...Show More Summary

A Merry Christmas Eve Round-up

[guest post by Dana] It couldn’t be this close to Christmas without someone causing a stir about Christianity. Consider the claim of former Southern Baptist Convention president Charles Stanley’s son: “If somebody can predict their own death and resurrection, I’m not all that concerned about how they got into the world,” Andy Stanley said in […]

Do the Southern Baptist Convention's Resolutions Contain a Partisan Caveat?

I’m old enough to remember when Southern Baptist leaders really and truly cared about the character of public officials. The year was 1998, Bill Clinton had sullied the Oval Office with a tawdry affair, and the Southern Baptist Convention passed a Resolution on Moral Character of Public Officials. Show More Summary

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