Southern Baptist Convention

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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Seminary grad outs ‘closets’ in Baptist life

An activist says there are gay clergy in the Southern Baptist Convention. They just don’t talk about it.

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Broad Baptist coalition asks Houston mayor to withdraw subpoenas for sermons

Leaders of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Southern Baptist Convention and two Baptist state conventions in Texas have formed a united front against government intrusion into religion.

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Southern Baptists oust ‘Third Way’ church

The Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee voted unanimously Sept. 23 to declare New Heart Community Church in La Mirada, Calif., not in “friendly cooperation” with the SBC’s purpose.

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Culture writer Jonathan Merritt says SBC warning against ‘third way’

While some evangelicals are opening to dialogue about homosexuality, the Southern Baptist Convention isn’t budging, observes Religion News Service Senior Columnist Jonathan Merritt.

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