A conservative Christian ethicist told students at a Baptist college March 2 that Marxist ideologies have gained a foothold in at least two of the six seminaries owned and operated by the Southern Baptist Convention.
Tornado in ‘the buckle of the Bible Belt’ takes toll on houses of worship
Tornadoes that destroyed more than 140 buildings Tuesday night in middle Tennessee left their mark on a number of religious landmarks in Nashville, a city sometimes called the “buckle of the Bible Belt.”
Central Seminary taps Pam Durso, advocate for Baptist women in ministry, as president
Trustees of Central Baptist Theological Seminary have selected Pamela R. Durso, a Baptist historian who for the last 11 years has led Baptist Women in Ministry, to succeed Molly T. Marshall as president of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship-affiliated school in Shawnee, Kansas.
Hardin-Simmons trustees stand by decision to close Logsdon Seminary
Trustees of Hardin-Simmons University voiced “full confidence” in President Eric Bruntmyer – under fire since the Feb. 7 decision to close Cooperative Baptist Fellowship-aligned Logsdon Seminary – during a called meeting Feb. 27. An open letter from the university’s board…
Frank Tupper, theologian who said God does what God can do, dead at 79
Frank Tupper, a Baptist theologian who taught generations of seminary students that when it comes to the problem of evil and suffering “God always does the most God can do,” died Friday, Feb. 28, just more than three years after suffering paralysis in a fall at his home that left him confined to a wheelchair.
Southern Baptist church planter accused of shooting at vehicle in road-rage incident
A Southern Baptist church planter in Louisiana faces up to 15 years in prison stemming from a road-rage incident in which he allegedly fired a handgun at an 18-wheeler.
Missouri Baptist trustee tussle returns spotlight to old allegations of mishandled abuse
Advocates for survivors of clergy sexual abuse criticized the Missouri Baptist Convention for electing a university trustee accused in 2005 of not cooperating with police in what media at the time described as Missouri’s biggest clergy sex-abuse case to date.
Biden, Buttigieg begin busy week leading up to South Carolina primary in church
Former Vice President Joe Biden said Sunday at a South Carolina Baptist church that the state’s African-American community “can made a judgment about who the next president of the United States is going to be.”
Pressler accuser still wants day in court
A Texas judge erred by dismissing a sexual abuse lawsuit against former Southern Baptist Convention leader Paul Pressler due to statutes of limitation, the alleged victim’s lawyer says in a new brief filed with the First Texas Court of Appeals.