Sovereign Grace Calls Outside Investigation ‘Impossible’
The church network pushed back against renewed scrutiny around SGC and former president C. J. Mahaney’s response to abuse claims.
urged that an independent investigation be conducted and agreed that CJ needed to step down from public ministry until that took Covenant Life and another church in Virginia
LifeWay to Close All 170 Christian Stores
The nation’s biggest Christian retail chain ends its brick-and-mortar operations.
important channel for Christian publishers, but the life-changing content The ministry just opened a stylish downtown Nashville location a answer because we know the church, and we
The Gospel of AI: Evangelicals Want Tech to Remain Good News
In a “pioneering” new statement, leaders emphasize humanity’s moral authority over emergent technology like artificial intelligence.
document emphasizes God's power as the author of life and humans the implications of emergent technology throughout his ministry career; more It's also critical that the church insist AI
Hundreds Accuse Independent Baptist Pastors of Abuse
Investigation by Fort Worth Star-Telegram finds 400 allegations against 168 leaders spanning almost 200 churches and institutions.
Hope for the Brokenhearted, a book about ministry to abuse a Baylor University history professor and Southern Baptist pastor's soulwinning,” and explain why they dress up for church.
J. D. Greear Elected Youngest Southern Baptist President in Decades
The popular North Carolina megachurch pastor takes over amid significant membership declines and a public reckoning over abuse cases.
church planting and personal evangelization among Southern Baptists, including better see as a fresh approach to ministry, critics worry For example, the Gen X pastor's church doesn't
Divorce After Abuse: How Paige Patterson’s Counsel Compares to Other Pastors
After audio of old comments circulates on social media, Southern Baptist leader clarifies his pastoral approach to domestic violence.
“It could be that people think divorce Both candidates for Southern Baptist Convention president—Ken Hemphill and JD recently responded to questions about the church's treatment of
Texas Shooting Kills 26 at Southern Baptist Church
Tragedy at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs is deadliest attack on a house of worship in US history.
mother and the leader of a prison ministry known for Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention CT also reported what New Life Church did right when
Gleanings: November 2017
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our November issue).
Southern Baptists call for Confederate statue removal. Lee should be removed, about a dozen Southern Baptist pastors RE Lee Memorial Episcopal Church to Grace Episcopal Church.
David Platt Is Ready to Leave the IMB
After trying to both run a major missions agency and preach on Sundays, the local church won out.
in the local church, and mobilizing and shepherding people in global take a salary from McLean and assured Southern Baptists, “I am Me teaching God's Word in the local church is not
The Rise of the Nons: Protestants Keep Ditching Denominations
Nondenominational identity has doubled in the US since 2000, Gallup finds.
and others cooperate and shaping ministry in many a broader Christian designation, even if their church belongs a number of Americans identifying as Southern Baptists dropping from
Paige Patterson Apologizes ‘Especially to Women’
Southern Baptist seminary president acknowledges “inappropriate” and “hurtful” remarks.
Pastoral ministry that occurred 54 years ago, repeated as an illustration in To all people I offer my apology, but especially to women, to the family of Southern Baptists, my friends and
Amid ‘Evangelism Crisis,’ Southern Baptists Bring In $400 Million More
While the No. 1 evangelical denomination reports the highs and lows of 2015, America's No. 3 reports just highs.
Annual Church Profile (ACP) of the Southern Baptist Convention Church membership dropped by about 204,000 people to Giving to Great Commission ministry programs was down by