Southern Baptists Back Away from Backing Mosques
Trustee scuffle over ‘unholy alliance’ leads IMB to leave ERLC’s side on religious freedom fights.
Moore's predecessor at the ERLC, Richard Land, faced similar concerns in 2011 that led him to withdraw from an interfaith coalition that supported the right of Muslims to build mosques
Here’s Who Will Pray at Trump’s Inauguration
(UPDATED) What the president-elect's unusually broad and diverse clergy lineup tells us.
Billy Graham prayed at inaugurations for Richard Nixon (in 1969), George HW Bush (in 1989), and Bill then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”).
A Psalm for the Refugee Crisis in America
When our government is wrong, the church responds by doing what is right.
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Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. For those who are evil will be destroyed, but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land.
Iran Frees Pastor Saeed Abedini after Three Years in Prison
(UPDATED) Idaho pastor part of prisoner swap on Religious Freedom Day amid wife's Daniel-inspired fast.
The Southern Baptist Convention awarded Abedini the 2014 Richard Land Distinguished Service Award for his "exemplary service and faithfulness to the kingdom of God.". Image: ACLJ
Mormons and Christians: So Close, Yet So Far Away
What should we make of claims that the two faiths are on a path to reconciling?
adopt. Southern Baptist Richard Land interpreted this to mean that the Mormon Jesus is “not our Jesus” because the former is not eternal. Land promptly
Just Who Are These ‘People of Faith’ Anyway?
Articulating moral consensus in a pluralistic country.
rarely the main cause of violence. Land, wealth, security, prestige, and vengeance are the perennial motives for war. Yet religion has frequently been
First Day of Prayer Draws Debate in One of Africa's Christian Nations
President of Zambia seeks solution to economic problems. Christians debate whether motive matters.
and Jacob, he has heard our cry, has forgiven our sins, and will surely heal our land.”. Why are you calling for those prayers?” Richard Luonde said in an interview with the Zambian
The Benedict Option's Vision for a Christian Village
How to conserve and strengthen the American church.
families live within walking distance of the cathedral, on land purchased by two conservative Christian leaders—evangelical Chuck Colson and Roman Catholic Richard John Neuhaus
Is It Too Late for Russell Moore to Say Sorry?
Southern Baptist leader's critiques of Trump and his supporters are having an impact beyond the election.
Previously called the Christian Life Commission, it was led by Richard Land—who maintained closer ties with the Religious Right—from 1988 up until his retirement in 2013.
3 Reasons Public Places (Including Schools) Should Be Open to Churches
The Supreme Court denied hearing the case involving New York City's right to keep religious services out of schools.
If this approach (which is now the law of the land in New York City) is replicated, churches who Father Richard John Neuhaus wrote against stripping religion from our institutions.