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Black Pastor Candidate Withdraws After Controversial Vote at SBC Megachurch
First Baptist Church of Naples, Florida, continues to investigate whether Marcus Hayes’s rejection was the result of racial prejudice or preexisting turmoil following its previous pastor’s departure.
Southwestern Defends Female Profs After Leaked Email from Patterson Staffer
The new Southern Baptist seminary president works to repair relationships—and maintain donors—in his predecessor’s wake.
Longtime Liberty Prof Karen Swallow Prior Leaving for Southeastern
The author and English instructor will become the first research professor and one of the only female faculty members at the Southern Baptist college.
Paula White-Cain’s Evangelical Support Squad Isn’t as Surprising as It Seems
The movement has a long history of partnerships that transcend doctrinal divides.
Let the Little Children Come to Church, Safely
Improved policies are the first step in a major cultural shift to eradicate sex abuse in kids ministry.
SBC President: We Failed to Heed Victims’ Voices
At the recent Caring Well conference, J. D. Greear said the denomination mistakenly saw abuse claims as “attacks from adversaries instead of warnings from friends.”
This Sunday Is Southern Baptists’ New Namesake Holiday
SBC leaders hope newly launched Baptism Sunday will help boost numbers.
Baptist College Handbook Authorizes ‘Full Access’ to Students’ Social Media Accounts
Campus policies at schools like Louisiana College stir debate over whether regulating personal posts protects students or silences criticism.
Southwestern Distances Itself from Paige Patterson in Sex Abuse Lawsuit
He was the face of Southern Baptist seminary. Now the school keeps taking steps to separate from his legacy.
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.
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.
PCA Sides With the Nashville Statement Over Revoice’s Approach
Evangelicals in favor of traditional marriage debate the place of LGBT identity in the church.
Will Southern Baptists’ Political Truce Last Through 2020?
After a polarizing presidential election in 2016, evangelicals rethink their discourse and engagement.
Beth Moore Is Speaking Up
How the Southern Baptist Bible teacher is shaking up her denomination and American evangelicalism at large.
Southern Baptists Vote to Name Abuse as Grounds for Expelling Churches
SBC also approves new committee to evaluate member churches.
Report: How Southern Baptists Failed to Care About Abuse
SBC releases abuse study—condemning past practices and recommending new protections—ahead of the annual meeting in Birmingham.
Only Half of Kids Raised Southern Baptist Stay Southern Baptist
Analysis: The bigger factor behind the SBC’s decline isn’t the struggle to gain new converts; it’s keeping their own.
Southern Baptists Down to Lowest in 30 Years
While giving is up, membership, baptism, and church numbers continued to drop in 2018.
10 Women Who Are Changing the Southern Baptist Response to AbuseSubscriber Access Only
Meet the survivors and advocates whose voices spurred “holy rumblings” in the nation’s largest Protestant denomination.
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.
Knowing God's Love is Impossible
Knowing God's Love is Impossible
At least for us. But for God, nothing is impossible.
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