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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?
Canceled Mission Trips Expected to Have Long-Term Fallout
Without the typical influx of volunteers, ministries revise their plans and experts fear a COVID-19 kink in the missionary pipeline.
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.
Southern Baptists Disfellowship Church Over Abuse for the First Time
But victim advocates say the denomination hasn’t gone far enough.
SBC Recalls ‘Year of Waking Up’ Since Abuse Investigation
Attention turns to a committee that could identify offending churches, a new measure put in place following the landmark Houston Chronicle series.
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.
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.
Evangelical Giving Holds Steady Despite Tax Reform
Though far fewer Americans are writing off charitable donations, most ministries reported stable giving last year. Denominations saw the biggest decline.
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.
Chick-fil-A Stops Giving to Salvation Army, FCA Amid LGBT Protests
Some evangelical supporters consider the shift away from Christian charities a betrayal.
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.
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.
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.
Teacher’s Lawsuit Reflects Evangelical Educators’ Dilemma Over Transgender Pronouns
A fired French instructor says the school board’s policy didn’t allow for compromise.
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.
Is Racial Justice Becoming a Priority for Evangelical Voters?
LifeWay Research measures political support for the issue for the first time.
Faithful Chick-fil-A Fans Sue San Antonio Over Airport Ban
A new religious liberty law in Texas bars the government from penalizing over charitable donations.
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.
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.
The Billy Graham Rule Goes to Court
A North Carolina sheriff’s deputy sues his former employer for religious discrimination after it wouldn’t accommodate his request to not train a female officer one-on-one.
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