Wednesday, 26 November 2014 14:24

FBC Decatur, Ga., elects openly gay deacon

First Baptist Church in Decatur, Ga., is the latest high-profile Baptist church to fully include LGBT members.

Published in Congregations

An advocate of “biblical counseling” says what is missing in therapeutic approaches to fix unwanted same-sex attraction is “a Christian doctrine of sin.”

Published in Theology

Author of a new book titled Changing Our Mind, Baptist ethicist David Gushee says the traditional way of interpreting the Bible’s message about homosexuality hurts and marginalizes people and is the opposite of what Jesus taught.

Published in Social Issues
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 11:18

OK Baptists oppose homosexuality, but not gays

The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma reaffirmed its stance against gay marriage but added a voice of compassion for LGBT people.

Published in Social Issues
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 14:25

Kentucky Baptists dismiss gay-friendly church

Kentucky Baptists voted Tuesday to accept a committee’s recommendation to withdraw fellowship from Crescent Hill Baptist Church.

Published in Congregations
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 11:49

Baptist preacher breaks ranks on gay rights

Pastor Stan Wilson says it’s hard to love your LGBT neighbors without knowing who they are.

Published in Social Issues
Thursday, 06 November 2014 13:27

A new day in America

But will religious liberty be preserved?

Published in Commentaries

The Crown Publishing Group is distancing its WaterBrook Multnomah brand, a publisher of conservative evangelical authors including Al Mohler, from Convergent Books, a separate imprint formed in 2012 to appeal to a more liberal crowd.

Published in Media and Arts
Friday, 31 October 2014 12:45

The theo-politics of near/far

A system of opposites shapes the way we think about the world and about each other — and colors the way we talk about divisive issues.

Published in Commentaries

Representatives of LGBT groups attending this week’s conference on The Gospel, Homosexuality and the Future of Marriage said while Southern Baptists aren’t conceding much in their opposition to homosexuality, the fact a conversation is taking place suggests change is in the air.

Published in Social Issues
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