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Southwestern Seminary President Resigns
The successor to Paige Patterson cites “reputational, legal, and financial realities” as he moves on to an IMB role.
ERLC Names New President
Brent Leatherwood stays on to lead the Southern Baptist entity after the “Dobbs” ruling and a major denominational abuse report.
Justice Department Investigates Southern Baptist Convention Over Abuse
SBC has commited to cooperating with the federal investigation, which spans multiple entities.
Anglicans Drop Proposal to Reaffirm Traditional Marriage Stance
Organizers of the Lambeth Conference revised a draft statement calling same-sex marriage “not permissible” after pushback.
‘Domestic Abuse Was Worse than Death Row’
Naghmeh Panahi and Mariam Ibraheem came together when the leaders that fought for escape from persecution failed to help them escape from domestic violence.
Court Dismisses Suit Against Platt’s McLean Bible Church
While the DC-area congregation celebrates getting to move forward, critics continue to accuse leadership of a liberal takeover.
Report Backs Abuse Allegations Against Chris Rice
The singer allegedly groomed students at a Kentucky church through back rubs and unaccompanied sleepovers, according to an investigation by GRACE.
‘Canceled’ John Crist Has a New Book, Tour, and Comedy Special
The Christian comic brings his downfall into his new releases, while victims say they’re still waiting for repentance.
After Annual Meeting, Southern Baptists Begin the Hard Work of Abuse Reform
Survivors sensed a godly shift as messengers approved plans and their new president put sexual predators “on notice.”
Saddleback Female Pastors Debate Raises Bigger Questions for the SBC
Even without a decision on whether to disfellowship Rick Warren’s megachurch, Southern Baptists are left wondering about where a denomination of independent churches draws its boundary lines.
In Another Win for Abuse Reform, SBC Elects Bart Barber as President
Texas pastor beats Conservative Baptist Network–endorsed Tom Ascol in a runoff.
Southern Baptists Overwhelmingly Approve Abuse Reforms, Public Database
A month after groundbreaking report, SBC creates another task force to oversee reform plans: “Without action, there isn’t repentance.”
Southern Baptists Prep for Annual Meeting With Heavy Hearts, Cautious Hope
It was a fight to get the landmark abuse investigation to happen. Now, will the denomination be able to overcome divides to enact reforms?
Southern Baptists Release Pastor List, Repudiate Old Approach to Survivors
More change needed, survivors say, but new lawyers bring signs of hope.
Church of Scotland Approves Same-Sex Marriage
(UPDATED) Traditionalist minority worry disagreement on the issue will make it harder to work together on mission.
Southern Baptists Refused to Act on Abuse, Despite Secret List of Pastors
Investigation: SBC Executive Committee staff saw advocates’ cries for help as a distraction from evangelism and a legal liability, stonewalling their reports and resisting calls for reform.
After Shooting, Churches Navigate China-Taiwan Tensions Under the Surface
While Presbyterian Church in Taiwan has historic ties to the push for independence, most Chinese congregations in the US avoid highlighting the ongoing political polarization.
Elderly Taiwanese Church in California Attacked by Shooter
Members showed “exceptional heroism and bravery” as they overtook the gunman, who killed one person and wounded five.
Southern Baptists Drop 1.1 Million Members in Three Years
Baptism tallies, though, are beginning to recover from 2020’s pandemic plunge.
White Evangelicals Twice as Likely to Want to Ban Abortion
Ahead of a possible decision to rescind Roe v. Wade, Pew Research finds most Americans and most believers hold convictions with exceptions.