The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday refused to bar a Little Rock judge from handling cases involving the office of the state attorney general who in 2017 got him removed from execution cases after he demonstrated against the death penalty in his extrajudicial role as a Baptist pastor.
Liberty University, a private evangelical Christian school in Virginia started in the 1970s by Moral Majority founder Jerry Falwell, has launched a new think tank described in an introductory video as a “support network for the revival of Christian American culture across the nation.”
Walker L. Knight, a trailblazer in establishing a free and independent Baptist press, died Dec. 1 at age 95.
A two-year legal battle between American Baptist College and the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc., ended Nov. 15 when a judge in Tennessee established a two-step process giving both entities input into selection of the college’s board of trustees.
Evangelist Franklin Graham attributed opposition to President Donald Trump to “almost a demonic power” that seeks to undermine his leadership in a Nov. 21 radio interview with author Eric Metaxas.
The Tennessee Baptist Convention on Wednesday passed a resolution strongly denouncing Critical Race Theory and intersectionality as “inconsistent with a biblical worldview and theology.” The statement puts Tennessee Baptists on record against a resolution passed by the Southern Baptist Convention in June endorsing theories from social sciences as “analytical tools subordinate to Scripture” to better understand social dynamics and human experience.
In addition to sticking up for Pastor Robert Jeffress, former SBC oligarch Paige Patterson is defending himself against charges of racism.
Half of Protestant pastors say a member of their congregation has been personally affected by opioid abuse, according to a survey released Nov. 19 by LifeWay Research.
Church/state watchdog groups including the Baptist Joint Committee urged the U.S. Supreme Court to agree that a private school voucher program that diverts public funds to private Christian schools is unconstitutional in an upcoming case testing the balance between the First Amendment’s two clauses regarding religious liberty.