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