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Two Years After Church Shooting, Sutherland Springs Pastor Runs for Office
The Texas Republican believes addressing the root causes of violence—like a disregard for life—will do more than gun control.
Religious Freedom Watchdog Concerned About Looming Oversight
Kristina Arriaga’s surprising resignation from the USCIRF reveals some broader disagreement about who has a voice in US efforts to address persecution abroad.
Southern Baptists Have Only 13 African American Career Missionaries. What Will It Take to Mobilize More?
The International Mission Board launches new efforts to address historic shortage.
Coronavirus Searches Lead Millions to Hear About Jesus
Tens of thousands have clicked to pray for salvation since the outbreak. Is the increase temporary or a harbinger of greater gospel witness online?
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Myanmar Christians Split Over Canadian Pastor Arrested for Violating COVID-19 Restrictions
With a disproportionate number of the majority-Buddhist nation's outbreaks linked to church gatherings, is it religious persecution to punish leaders of the minority faith?
Most US Pastors Speak Out in Response to George Floyd’s Death
Survey finds many still worry discussing race is “too political.”
Bible Reading Drops During Social Distancing
Daily engagement had already been declining, but worsened during the pandemic, according to the annual State of the Bible report.
Despite Racial Tensions, Black Southern Baptist Churches Still on the Rise
Recruitment efforts draw African American pastors to SBC missions efforts, though growth is slowing.
Deadliest Winter Tornado in Decades Crumbles Baptist Campus
The twister destroyed four university buildings, damaged dozens of others, and injured seven students.
Why Southern Baptists’ Social Justice Spat Is Actually About the Sufficiency of Scripture
The Founders documentary trailer uncovers a larger disagreement over how to approach secular theories around race and gender.
Gen Z Evangelicals Still Express Their Faith at School, But Few Others Pay Attention
Teenage “nones” are less likely to notice Bible-reading, prayer, or evangelistic outreach in public schools.
The Next Mission Field Is a Game
Esports opens new opportunities for evangelism, even during a pandemic.
Fewer Southern Baptists Call Themselves ‘Southern Baptist’
SBC president J. D. Greear explains the uptick in an alternative name: Great Commission Baptists.
For Pilgrims, Thanksgiving Was a Way of Life
The commemoration we recognize each year came out of a deep view of providence and everyday gratitude to God.
Trump Adviser’s Megachurch Withholds Major Donation from SBC
Prestonwood Baptist diverts denominational giving over concerns about Russell Moore’s ERLC.
Reprint of Ex-slave’s Theology Book Opens ‘Underexplored Vista’
Charles Octavius Boothe's ‘Plain Theology for Plain People’ is a glorious recovery of African American theological heritage.
Carol Swain Worked to Hold Politicians Accountable. Then She Felt God Call Her to Run.
The former Vanderbilt political science professor is in the race to become the first conservative African American to lead Nashville.
US Pastor Still Detained in India, Awaiting December Trial
Bryan Nerren “always knew the danger” of missions in South Asia but longed to see revival in Nepal.
Amid Christian Crackdown, China Recognizes Missionary Lottie Moon’s Church
The historic designation comes as the government shuts down fellow Christian congregations in the province, leaving advocates to wonder whether it represents propaganda or progress.
Florida Church Hosting Paige Patterson Faces Backlash
With advocates as well as the SBC president speaking out, #MeToo is changing expectations for who gets a platform in Southern Baptist churches.

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Black Churches Step in to Help Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines
Black Churches Step in to Help Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines
Florida pilot program could become model for other states.

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