The president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary says elections have consequences that can extend beyond the borders of the United States.

Published in Politics
Friday, 26 September 2014 14:34

Mohler says churches cannot avoid LGBT issue

Theologian and seminary president Albert Mohler says this week’s ouster of a church means no Southern Baptist congregation can sidestep the question of whether homosexuality is right or wrong.

Published in Organizations

Former President Jimmy Carter says Jesus didn’t discriminate against people because of “who they were,” and neither should Christians when it comes to matters of LGBT equality.

Published in People

Southern Baptists’ top expert on moral concerns says even unbiblical marriages between a man and a woman are still a “marriage,” but the same cannot be said about same-sex unions.

Published in Organizations
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 15:31

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.

Published in Organizations

We turn to the most important texts for the LGBT issue — Genesis 1-2, Matthew 19, Romans 1 — and the most significant theological issue: God’s design for sexuality in creation.

A rewriting of the substance of Tuesday's column on the interpretation of 1 Corinthians 6:9 and 1 Timothy 1:10, with gratitude to readers for helpful feedback.

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

Published in Social Issues

New Heart Community Church in La Mirada, Calif., teaches that Christians can agree to disagree on homosexuality in the same way that they hold different views on divorce and remarriage.

Published in Congregations

Two texts in Leviticus, and complexities related to what Christians are to make of them today.

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