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

If the Southern Baptist owners of Hobby Lobby really cared about religious freedom, they would stop doing business with China, a faith-and-culture writer says. Southern Baptists’ top expert on religious-liberty concerns countered that buying from foreigners isn’t the same as denying liberty to U.S. citizens.

Published in Social Issues

Being honest about the dark spots of one’s story provides a path to holding on to “a thread called grace,” RNS senior columnist Jonathan Merritt says in his newest book.

Published in Media and Arts

Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore and pundits Kirsten Powers and Jonathan Merritt engaged in high-profile debate over whether a Christian photographer or baker should be required to provide services for a same-sex wedding.

Published in Social Issues
Thursday, 10 November 2011 19:00

OPINION: Southern Baptists, change thy name

As Shakespeare has it, a rose by any other name smells the same. But in the case of America’s largest Protestant denomination, changing the name could change everything. Southern Baptist Convention President Bryant Wright recently appointed a task force to study a possible name change.

Published in 2011 Archives