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Evangelicals Denounce Pay Day Lending, Join Fight for New Regulations

Unusual faith coalition calls on Congress to limit payday loans Opponents of payday lending have a new ally in the fight against predatory lenders. Leaders from the 15.7-million member Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). “We cannot sit...Show More Summary

'Often White Christians Assume That Normal Christianity Is White,' Southern Baptist Leader Russell Moore Says

Russell Moore, president of the ethics and public policy arm of the largest Protestant denomination in the U.S., shares his frustrations with how some Christians fail to pursue racial reconciliation and the particular challenge he faces as a white man in ministry in a video recently shared online.

Baltimore After The "Social Justice Insurrection": The Curators Of Black Progressive History Reject The Entry Noting The "Burning Down Of The $16 Million Community Center In 2015" As Being On Par With The "Burning Of "Black Wall Street" In Tulsa Oklahama

The $16 Million Dollar Mary Harvin Transformation Center Will Be Rebuilt(Click On The Link To Listen To The Mayor's Words)Mary Harvin Transformation Center - Southern Baptist Church PSYCHOLOGY NOT POLITICSDoes it seem ironic that the...Show More Summary

5 Interesting Facts About Ted Cruz's Christian Faith

Presidential candidate Ted Cruz announced his presidential bid at Liberty University, a well-known conservative, Christian college founded by Jerry Falwell. It's a testament to his faith and Southern Baptist roots that have kept him grounded throughout his life. But here are five facts you may not know about Cruz's personal faith.

New Film Shares Struggles of Young Gay Man

The new film Blackbird shares the story of a 17-year-old man struggling with his sexual orientation while living in a Southern Baptist community.

Southern Baptist Missionary Organization to Allow Members Who Have Spoken in Tongues

The missionary organization of the largest Protestant church in America has adjusted its standards for missionaries so that people who have spoken in tongues may join.

David Platt: Urgency for the Gospel Led to Policy Changes

IMB president says changes will help unite Southern Baptists on mission. International Mission Board (IMB) trustees approved policy changes this week regarding baseline qualifications for IMB missionaries. There have been various misunderstandings...Show More Summary

Is Christian Decline in America Due to 'Fewer Incognito Atheists,' Like Russell Moore Said? CP Asked Pew Research for the Answer

The decline in Americans who identify as Christian shown by a new Pew report is mostly due to those with weak church ties no longer identifying as Christian, Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, recently wrote. Was he correct? The Christian Post contacted Pew Research Center to find out.

International Mission Board Drops Ban on Speaking in Tongues

New rules also loosen restrictions on baptism, divorce, and parents of teens. For more than a decade, the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board (IMB) disqualified candidates who spoke in tongues or who had been baptized...Show More Summary

Evangelicals' Claims of Conservative Supremacy Are Overstated

NEW YORK (RNS) "The collapse of the Protestant mainline has been swift, steady, and self-inflicted," Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President R. Albert Mohler wrote in 2008. Mohler's views align with those of many other evangelical...Show More Summary

LGBT Advocates Call On IRS To Investigate Anti-Gay Megachurch In Plano, Texas: VIDEO

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

LGBT advocates are calling on the IRS to investigate a Southern Baptist megachurch in Plano, Texas, over a clergy member's involvement in last week's City Council elections. Mike Buster, executive pastor at Prestonwood Baptist Church — also known as "Six...

'Is Christianity Dying?' Russell Moore Says Rise of Nones, Decline of Christians in America 'Good News' for Church

Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, responded to the new Pew Study survey documenting the decline of Christians and rise of religiously unaffiliated, by calling the "increasing strangeness" of Christianity "good news" for the church.

6 Interesting Facts About Mike Huckabee's Christian Faith

Mike Huckabee was a Southern Baptist minister before entering the politics and running for president in 2008. Now, he is running again and clinging to his conservative values to help him win the coveted office. Here are six facts about his faith that readers should know.

Mom in Deep South Holds Arms Wide Open for Gay Son

Mary Jane Kennedy is a Southern Baptist mother of three who has taught Bible study and Sunday school at her church.

Southern Baptist Church, Mayor Vow to Rebuild $16 Million Senior Center Razed During Baltimore Riots

Southern Baptist Church Pastor Donte Hickman Sr., building developers and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake vowed Monday to rebuild a $16 million senior center that was burned to the ground in East Baltimore last week during the riots sparked by the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray.

The GOP slugfest for the almighty evangelical vote is on

Hold on to your hats, folks! Southern Baptist minister and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee has entered the presidential race, setting up a fight to the finish with tea party favorite Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for the GOP's most hallowed being: the evangelical voter. Cruz may have announced his candidacy at Rev. Show More Summary

5 Faith Facts About Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee: Southern Baptist Pastor-Turned-Politician

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON (RNS) Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is no stranger to the pulpit — or politics. The former Fox News Channel host announced Tuesday (May 5) his bid for the GOP nomination for the White House. Here are five facts about this Southern Baptist’s perspectives on faith. 1. Show More Summary

Mike Huckabee Tosses Hat in 2016 Presidential Ring; Promises to Lead America From 'Hope to Higher Ground' as US Has 'Lost Its Way, Morally'

Former Arkansas Governor and Southern Baptist minister Mike Huckabee announced his candidacy for the 2016 presidential election in a Tuesday morning speech given at the University of Arkansas Community College campus in Hope, Arkansas, the very town where he grew up.

Mike Huckabee launched his presidential campaign with a fiery, religious speech

Former Arkansas Gov Mike Huckabee (R) officially kicked off his presidential bid on Tuesday with a folksy campaign speech filled with references to his Christian faith. The former Southern Baptist pastor opened his address by noting some of the religious lessons he learned while growing up in his hometown of Hope, Arkansas. Show More Summary

Could Dr. Ben Carson Be Too Liberal for Some Conservatives?

Dr. Ben Carson, who announced he's running for president from Detroit, is seen as a relatively conservative candidate by the media and some in the Republican Party. Yet his Southern Baptist Convention snub shows that he's still too liberal for some conservatives that he badly needs to win to get the GOP nomination. Dr. Show More Summary

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