A seminary president says Southern Baptists have faced a learning curve about how to properly handle the reporting of child sexual abuse.

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Ronnie Floyd suceeds the Southern Baptist Convention’s first African-American president as messengers honor the owners of Hobby Lobby for standing up to Obamacare and a seminary president addresses controversy over his allowing a non-Christian to enroll as a Ph.D. student.

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LifeWay Christian Resources President Thom Rainer defended selling Glorieta Conference Center to a non-Southern Baptist ministry for $1 though the property was worth millions.

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Leaders of the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists said they are “deeply concerned” about a Southern Baptist Convention resolution declaring that transgender persons are outside of God’s will.

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The Southern Baptist Convention responded in a “third way,” neither condoning nor rebuking a church on record opposing Southern Baptist teaching that homosexuality is a sin.

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Victims of child sex abuse and their supporters canvassed the SBC annual meeting with fliers asking Baptist officials to “take child sex abuse cases more seriously.”

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Transgender persons bear God’s image, but the Bible teaches that gender identity is not fluid, according to an SBC resolution adopted Tuesday.

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Southern Baptists believe heaven is for real, but not because they saw it in a movie.

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The Southern Baptist Convention voted Tuesday on language defining what it means to be a Southern Baptist church and updated a formula for determining representation at the annual meeting that for the first time mentions the Cooperative Program.

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A motion during the opening session of this year’s Southern Baptist Convention asked officers to consider action against a church adopting a “third way” of neither affirming nor judging homosexuality.

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