More than 300 concerned alumni and friends of Hardin-Simmons University produced a strongly worded open letter Feb. 16 seeking answers about the recently announced closing of Logsdon Seminary.
CBF Foundation, Fellowship select former moderator Shauw Chin Capps for joint leadership post
Former Cooperative Baptist Fellowship moderator Shauw Chin Capps has been hired as president of the CBF Foundation and chief legacy gifts officer for the Fellowship based in Decatur, Georgia, the organizations said in an embargoed news release Feb. 17.
CBF of Texas leaders criticize closure of partner seminary
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship leaders in Texas joined CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley in pledging support for individuals and families affected by Hardin-Simmons University’s decision to close Logsdon Seminary, a theological education partner of the Georgia-based Fellowship.
Spokesman says Conservative Baptist Network already a success
Twenty-five hundred churches signed on in the first two days to a new network calling for a reboot of the “conservative resurgence” that four decades ago corrected a perceived leftward drift in the Southern Baptist Convention, the group’s spokesman said Sunday.
James Leo Garrett, theologian who influenced two generations of Baptist scholars, dead at 94
James Leo Garrett, a renowned Southern Baptist scholar and teacher remembered as one of the last “gentleman theologians,” died Feb. 5 in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was 94.
CBF church booted from Southern Baptist association for embracing LGBTQ members
First Baptist Church in Decatur, Georgia — a flagship Cooperative Baptist Fellowship congregation kicked out of the Georgia Baptist Convention in 2009 for calling a woman as pastor – has been excommunicated by the Atlanta Metro Baptist Association because of homosexuality.
Logsdon Seminary closure prompts mourning and protests (updated)
An announcement late Friday that Hardin-Simmons University is closing its Logsdon Seminary surprised faculty, raised questions and prompted protests from students, alumni and friends.
NAMB lawsuit tests when courts can – and cannot – resolve disputes in religious bodies
A common law doctrine long used to determine when disputes within a religious entity require intervention by civil courts took center stage in oral arguments Feb. 6 in the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans.
William Barber says Trump’s acquittal a form of ‘Southern Justice’
The Rev. William Barber, whose national Poor People’s Campaign is winning comparison to Martin Luther King, likened President Donald Trump’s impeachment acquittal to predetermined outcomes seen by blacks in the segregated South before the Civil Rights Movement. “Poor people across…