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Why a racially insensitive photo of Southern Baptist seminary professors matters

3 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Racial homogeneity is a shortcoming within white evangelicalism as a whole.

Southern Baptist Seminary Apologizes For Faculty Members' Racist Photo

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary is apologizing for a racist photo that several faculty members shared on Twitter on Tuesday. Five men, all of them senior faculty members at the Southern Baptist seminary in Texas, staged a photo in which they posed as rappers wearing hoodies, sideways hats and chain necklaces. Show More Summary

Buena Park starts teardown of temporary homeless shelter at First Southern Baptist Church

BUENA PARK – The city on Monday removed the first of five welded-together trailers that have housed homeless for nearly 20 years at First Southern Baptist Church. City officials expect the other four to be separated and hauled away to a salvage yard over the next two days. The tear down is the culmination of a months-long […]

Buena Park has warrant to tear down vacated homeless shelter at First Southern Baptist Church

BUENA PARK After closing the makeshift homeless shelter at First Southern Baptist Church in February, the city on Wednesday, April 19, will begin emptying the vacated building with the intent to tear it down early next week. Accompanied by members of the Buena Park Police Department and city building officials, a contractor will put a […]

How A Southern Baptist Church Decided To Create A Shelter For Refugees

There are a lot of misconceptions out there about refugees and resettlement. One of the main ones North Carolina pastor Bill Biggers has heard is: “Shouldn’t we be caring for our own, instead?” Biggers, who serves as senior pastor of...Show More Summary

From the Archives: Billy Graham's 1949 revival in Los Angeles

Rev. Billy Graham. a young Southern Baptist preacher drew 350,000 people over eight weeks to a huge tent at Washington Boulevard and Hill Street. Graham quoted Scripture and discussed his tours of Europe after World War II. "All across Europe, people know that time is running out," he said. "Now...

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

2 months 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 […]

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