SBC’s Russell Moore: Take down the Confederate flag

A son of the South whose ancestors fought in the Civil War, Russell Moore says white Christians should listen to how their black brothers and sisters in Christ feel about the Confederate flag.

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BJC speaker explains why many blacks cool to First Amendment

Speaking on Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of American slavery, Marvin McMickle explained why relatively few African-Americans are vocal supporters of the separation of church and state.

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Cooperative Baptists challenged to build bridge over ‘gaping wound of racism’

Virginia pastor Jim Somerville closed last week’s CBF General Assembly in Dallas with a challenge “to get off your couch, and go into your community” and work to bridge America’s racial divide.

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Mark Wingfield interviews Christine Wicker and Louise Troh in Dallas. (BNG photo by Bob Allen)
Mark Wingfield interviews Christine Wicker and Louise Troh in Dallas. (BNG photo by Bob Allen)

Ebola victim’s fiancée speaks at BNG’s annual event

Louise Troh, a member of Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas who was quarantined in last year’s Ebola scare, shared parts of her story at an auxiliary event at the 2015 CBF General Assembly.

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CBF leader Suzii Paynter, left, and Iva Carruthers after the social justice advocate’s keynote address on Thursday. (Jeff Brumley/BNG)
CBF leader Suzii Paynter, left, and Iva Carruthers after the social justice advocate’s keynote address on Thursday. (Jeff Brumley/BNG)

‘Soul lockdown’ afflicts nation, inspires tragedies like S.C. church shooting, activist says

Iva Carruthers says a spiritual malady prevents Americans from seeing systemic racism behind police brutality, shootings and tragic events. The New Baptist Covenant says its covenants of action are one way correct the condition.

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CBF partner school earns accreditation

Baptist Seminary of Kentucky has been accredited by the Association of Theological Schools, an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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Joe Phelps (center), flanked by Steve Wells and Rebecca Adrian. (BNG photo/Bob Allen
Joe Phelps (center), flanked by Steve Wells and Rebecca Adrian. (BNG photo/Bob Allen

Pastor friends agree to disagree on homosexuality

Homosexuality is perhaps today’s most polarizing issue, but it doesn’t have to be, according to a panel on pastoral responses to LGBTQ issues at the CBF General Assembly in Dallas.

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BNG honors Marv Knox for lifetime achievement

Currently editor and publisher of Baptist Standard Publishing, the onetime Baptist Press feature editor had a ringside seat for one of the most important schisms in American religion in the 20th century.

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Michael Hawn, left, joins David Jordan in song during the Baptist Peace Fellowship breakfast Thursday in Dallas. (Jeff Brumley/BNG)
Michael Hawn, left, joins David Jordan in song during the Baptist Peace Fellowship breakfast Thursday in Dallas. (Jeff Brumley/BNG)

Baptists must do more to help immigrants, advocate says

A Texas Baptist who leads immigration centers says too many Baptists and other Christians lack awareness of the suffering of immigrants, including children.

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CBF prays for victims in S.C. church shooting

Thursday’s business session at the June 15-19 CBF General Assembly in Dallas began on a somber note, as members paused to pray for AME brothers and sisters suffering in South Carolina.

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Mohler: ‘Confessional’ faith safeguards against error

The president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary says the rejection of biblical authority is what set liberal denominations on a trajectory toward gradual acceptance of homosexuality.

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Taking Jesus seriously in East Texas

Taking Jesus seriously in East Texas

From both his pulpit and his back porch, Kyle Childress has been asking questions about violence and war, poverty and wealth, and caring for God’s earth.

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Former SBC presidents unite against gay marriage

With a landmark Supreme Court ruling expected any day, former Southern Baptist Convention presidents joined current SBC President Ronnie Floyd in a joint statement refusing to validate same-sex marriages.

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CBF Arkansas adds assistant coordinator

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Arkansas has named a recent Truett Seminary graduate to be the organization’s first assistant coordinator.

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