Southern Baptist

Christian Chaplain Facing Court Martial Over Practicing Own Christian Beliefs

An Army chaplain is facing punishment because he abided by the tenets of his faith, according to attorneys defending Chaplain Scott Squires. Squires, …

Conservative View

He Has Done All Things Well

And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, “He has done all things well. He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.” <b><br>-- Mark 7:37</b><p>But oh, …

Southern Baptist

4 Ways Elders Should Seek Accountability

Guys, let’s face it. If a pastor’s accountability isn’t in the local church, it’s probably not real accountability. It might give the illusion of …

Southern Baptist

Having Faith in Doubt: A Response to Steven Furtick

Doubt is back in the news. We’ve all heard a great deal about postmodernism over the years; one of the ways it continues to influence us as a culture …

Southern Baptist

Removing the Stain of Racism from the Southern Baptist Convention

The image of a “stain” is used in the title of the recent book Removing the Stain of Racism from the Southern Baptist Convention. A stain, after all, …

Evangelical Christianity

Longtime Houston’s First pastor remembered for ‘booming’ voice, passion for outreach

John Bisagno, for years one of Houston’s most beloved pastors, known for his passion for outreach, booming voice and willingness to tackle difficult …

Baptist Church

BWW Interview: S. Douglas Egge of SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES at Proud Mary Theatre Company

<i>S. Douglas Egge plays Preacher in the Proud Mary Theatre Company production of Del Shores'</i> Southern Baptist Sissies<i>, which played to sold out houses</i> …

George Mason

Trump Riding the Red Wave

An Army chaplain is facing a possible court martial and military prison after he declined to lead a marriage retreat for a same-sex couple. The chaplain, a Southern Baptist, argued that his religion forbids him from counseling same-sex couples. An Army investigator recommended the decorated …

Same-Sex Couples

Gay teen kicked out of home will pay $0 to attend Georgetown

After raising nearly $130,000 to cover tuition, the gay Florida valedictorian who says his parents kicked him out will pay nothing to go to college …

College & University

Baptist pastor places faith before family in TAG’s ‘Crusade’

A troubled young man whose life changed for the better after he joined a fast-growing Southern Baptist megachurch in a small town in Texas interprets …

Hawaii

Will Complementarianism Survive After the #MeToo Movement?

What does the Bible say about the gifts and callings of men and women?Does complementarianism have a viable future?I have had many people ask me over …

Me Too movement

3 Ways to Help Revitalize a Church

If Jesus himself suddenly walked into your church, what would change (Luke 12:35-40)? Better yet, how much would change?<p>Consider Calvin’s burden for …

Jesus

Is the Pope Right About the Death Penalty?

Pope Francis pronounced this week that the death penalty is “inadmissible,” changing officially the Roman Catholic Church’s teaching on capital …

Christianity

My First Year Of Pastoral Ministry Was Insane

My first year of pastoral ministry was insane. I mean insane! I was 24, single, and fresh out of a Pentecostal college (Lee University). All I knew …

Study Skills

The damage caused by protecting institutions instead of individuals

While it’s too early to call the Southern Baptist Convention’s proposed study group on sexual abuse and harassment “reform,” the July 28 Religion article about the organization’s early efforts, “Southern Baptist Convention takes steps toward action on sexual abuse ,” should cheer anyone who has …

Opinion

Redneck Muslim

“I’m probably the only person here [at UNC Medical Center] whose grandfather taught them how to tie a noose,” says Shane Atkinson in Jennifer Taylor and Mustafa Davis’s short documentary, <i>Redneck Muslim.</i>

U.S. Politics

Baptist missionaries exposed to data breach

Southern Baptist missionaries may have been exposed to a data breach, and Alabama missionaries have been warned to be on the lookout for fraud.<p>A data …

Personal Information

Danger: Doing 'Jesusy' Stuff Without Knowing Jesus

One of the most sobering passages of Scripture to me is Matthew 7:21-23, which involves the condemnation of some who prophesied in Jesus’ name, cast …

Jesus

Weekend A La Carte (July 28)

Once again I haven’t been able to track down much by way of Kindle deals, though there is at least one classic there that may be good to add to your …

Faith

SBC launches "study group" focusing on sexual abuse in the church

The Southern Baptist Convention, under new president, J.D. Greear, launched a "study group" that will focus on sexual harassment and abuse in the …

Sexual Harassment

'LGBT Christians' conf. draws SBTS, ERLC responses

Copyright (c) 2018 Baptist Press. Reprinted from Baptist Press (www.baptistpress.com), news service of the Southern Baptist Convention.<br>The original …

New Testament

Southern Baptists Work to Address Sexual Abuse

<b>The Story:</b> The Southern Baptist Convention, America’s largest Protestant denomination, is forming a study group to address sexual abuse.<b>The</b> …

Domestic Violence

Southern Baptist Convention takes steps toward reform on sexual abuse

A new “study group” launched by the Southern Baptist Convention will focus on sexual abuse and harassment issues that have roiled the nation’s largest Protestant denomination and led to the dramatic fall of several prominent male leaders.<p>The move, announced Thursday, came a month after the election …

Research

BWW Interview: Andy Lecture of SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES at Proud Mary Theatre Company

<i>Andy Lecture plays Benny/Iona Traylor in the Proud Mary Theatre Company production of</i> Southern Baptist Sissies<i>, running August 3-5 in Spartanburg, SC</i> …

Benny

Southern Baptist Convention IMB suffers data breach

The Southern Baptist Convention's (SBC) International Mission Board suffered a data exposing the personally identifiable information on its current …

Health Information

Groanings Too Deep for Words

It is when we are at our weakest that the strength of the Lord is best perfected. Jesus is specifically looking for the poor in spirit in order to …

Jesus

5 Marks of Effective Prayer

<i>"And a leper came to Jesus, imploring him, and kneeling to him said, 'If you will, you can make me clean.'"– Mark 1:40​</i><p>The last passage of Mark 1 …

Prayer

Nikki & the Phantom Callers Tell Story of "Prodigal Daughter" (premiere)

Drawing a wide range of influences that span from 1960s pop country to psychedelic and garage rock, Atlanta's Nikki & the Phantom Callers issue their …

Psychedelia

'Word Matters' podcast celebrates 50th episode

Copyright (c) 2018 Baptist Press. Reprinted from Baptist Press (www.baptistpress.com), news service of the Southern Baptist Convention.<br>The original …

Google Play Music

This Southern Baptist Convention Abuse Coverup Is Ongoing

July 18, 2018 by Libby Anne<p>There are more skeletons coming out of the Southern Baptists’ closet. In some ways, this story hits harder than the others …

South Carolina