Southern Baptist Convention

SBC controversy reverberates for second, third generation ‘exiles,’ book says

A new book by communications professor Carl Kell tells the story of the 1980s SBC “holy war” through the eyes of sons and daughters of moderates disenfranchised by the fray.

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Southern Baptist florist at center of marriage debate

Conservatives say a Washington florist found guilty of violating the state’s anti-discrimination law for refusing to take part in a same-sex wedding is being punished for being true to her Southern Baptist beliefs.

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Seminary president fears liberal drift in churches

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Jason Allen says Southern Baptists are enjoying a golden era of theological education.

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Pastor/blogger says Southern Baptists should be honest about their racial history

The author of a book examining why the most egregious racial injustice in American history found root in the heart of the Bible Belt says the SBC should stop pretending the denomination was organized due to pure missionary zeal.

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SBC public policy chief says God at work in Washington

Russell Moore says he sees God working in places “most distant from Christianity,” while those “that are kind of close to a Christian worldview” are “the hardest to the gospel right now.”

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What I have said about torture since 2006

Reviewing my engagement against torture since 2006, in light of Christian complicity and the Senate CIA report. 

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U.S. Baptists welcome thaw in relations with Cuba

Thawing relations between the U.S. and Cuba follows relationships that have been building for years between Baptists in the two countries.

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SBC president calls for racial healing

SBC President Ronnie Floyd urges Southern Baptists to ease the growing tension between the races in the United States.

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For SBC, 1984 was the year of the pivot

At mid-point in the battle then raging in the Southern Baptist Convention, a conservative victory appeared far from certain. But in retrospect, 1984 looks like the pivotal year which set the convention on a new course.

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Black pastor says racial profiling exists in the SBC

Texas pastor Dwight McKissic said many white Southern Baptists view African-American people with suspicion, especially if they don’t already know them.

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