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.
JD Greear Elected Youngest Southern Baptist President in Decades. Greear takes over as president in the midst of the 11th consecutive year of Southern Baptist decline.
Harold Smith to Retire as CEO of Christianity Today
He has served the company for 34 years, 11 as president.
Gleanings. Harold Smith to Retire as CEO of Christianity Today. He has served the company for 34 years, 11 as president. Mark Galli. June 21, 2018 1:21 PM. Image: Kristen Cloyd.
Richard Stearns: “Every Day Is a Celebration”
After 20 years of tackling the “hole in our gospel,” World Vision's most recent president is fine retiring from World Vision with some tasks unfinished.
After 20 years of tackling the “hole in our gospel,” World Vision's most recent president is fine retiring from World Vision with some tasks unfinished. Richard
Gleanings: July/August 2018
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our July/August issue).
organizations launched unprecedented public protests, including one in May to correspond with a mass burial for recent victims, and demanded that President Muhammadu Buhari stop
A Degree of Contention at Christian Schools
Rise of honorary degrees raises concern about misuse of “Dr.” in ministry.
Among others this year, outgoing World Vision president Rich Stearns was granted an honorary doctorate of divinity from Gordon College; Tim Keller, an honorary doctorate from
Women Are the Talk of 2018’s Southern Baptist Annual Meeting
Both officially and unofficially, leaders of America’s largest Protestant denomination turn their attention to better responses to sexism and abuse.
of weeks. Months later, Executive Committee president Frank Page vacated the SBC's top leadership role over an inappropriate relationship. And in
Paige Patterson Out After Southwestern Trustees Vote
Decision follows Southern Baptist leader’s apology to women for past comments.
He apologized. And now, after weeks of controversy, Southern Baptist icon Paige Patterson is no longer president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS).
Does Your Church Have Enough Samaritans?
Samaria has always been as fruitful a venue for the gospel as it has been a repulsive place for God’s people to initially consider engaging.
Dr. Scott Larson is President and Co-founder of Straight Ahead Ministries, an international Christian ministry working with juvenile offenders in both detention centers and community
Lending Our Voice to Family — It’s More Important than Government
Undocumented immigrants need to still be treated in line with the values of our country.
A group of “evangelical leaders representing tens of thousands of local churches, campus communities, and ministries” has written a letter to President Trump expressing their concern
Patterson Withdraws from SBC Annual Meeting
Decision will avoid a distracting showdown on first day of Southern Baptist delegates’ Dallas gathering.
a more recent rape incident. The former seminary president, though, took issue with the allegations against him, saying: Recently, I have been accused