The SBC Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission says the Constitution allows sectarian prayer at public meetings, while the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty says such prayers turn government business into religious exercise.

Published in Politics
Thursday, 10 April 2014 10:23

Baptist leader diagnosed with breast cancer

Lynn Green, general secretary of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, credits early detection for a good prognosis.

Published in People
Friday, 21 March 2014 13:30

Taking the headlines to God

If globes and newspapers were on our Wednesday night church supper tables, would that widen the scope of our compassion?

Published in Commentaries

Youth minister Kent McKeever, also an attorney who represents indigent clients in Waco, Texas, is wearing an orange prison jumpsuit for Lent to draw attention to disparities in the sentencing of the poor and minorities.

Published in People
Wednesday, 29 January 2014 16:31

From Baptist preacher to Episcopal priest

Former Alabama Baptist minister Malcolm Marler says his transition into the Episcopal priesthood was eased by his spiritual and pastoral formation in Baptist churches and schools.

Published in People
Friday, 15 November 2013 07:48

Va. Baptists say no to prayer amendment

The Baptist General Association of Virginia says amending a state ban on church/state separation drafted in 1776 is “unworthy” of citizen support.

Published in Organizations
Thursday, 07 November 2013 06:56

High court debates ‘legislative’ prayer

The Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty argued against imposing sectarian prayers at government meetings that are attended by citizens with other faiths or no faith at all.

Published in Social Issues
Wednesday, 16 October 2013 12:58

SBC leader defends ‘sectarian’ prayer

An upcoming Supreme Court case could clear up confusion over the government’s use of “legislative prayer” at public meetings.

Published in Politics
Tuesday, 24 September 2013 11:16

BJC opposes local government prayer

Official prayer at local government meetings violates the First Amendment and demeans genuine faith, the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty says in a brief filed Monday at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Published in Politics
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 13:47

Praying and working

Prayer is an essential form of work, and it must not be gainsaid as wishful thinking.

Published in Thinking Theologically
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