In some ways, science-religion discussions haven’t come far since the Scopes trial on evolution, but young people are largely uninterested in that approach to the topic. (Creative Commons photo by Kevin Dooley)
In some ways, science-religion discussions haven’t come far since the Scopes trial on evolution, but young people are largely uninterested in that approach to the topic. (Creative Commons photo by Kevin Dooley)

Millennials not OK with conventional science vs. religion debates, experts say

The generation’s openness to science doesn’t necessarily mean they have no room for faith. Scholars say the key is to not present the topic in an either-or manner. 

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Baptist groups react to gay marriage ruling

Baptist reaction to the Supreme Court’s recognition of same-sex marriage ran the gamut from disapproval to celebration to agreeing to disagree.

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Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage in all 50 states

Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage in all 50 states

Responses to Friday’s landmark ruling ranged from exhilaration to disappointment, along with a focus on protection of consciences.

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Black, white pastors unite in ‘war’ on fear, racism

Leaders of four Baptist congregations in Louisville are taking on poverty and education seeking to build a city where “every valley is lifted up and every mountain made low."

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Progressive National Baptist Convention President James Perkins (center) joined Kip Banks (left), interim general secretary, and Raphael Warnock, social justice commission chair, at a briefing in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington. (BNG photo)
Progressive National Baptist Convention President James Perkins (center) joined Kip Banks (left), interim general secretary, and Raphael Warnock, social justice commission chair, at a briefing in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington. (BNG photo)

50 years on, Baptist leaders say voting rights are jeopardized

Representatives of the Progressive National Baptist Convention believe it’s time to restore key provisions of the 50-year-old Voting Rights Act.

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Baptist experts on the environment say a healthy ecosystem is a major concern of millennials. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo)
Baptist experts on the environment say a healthy ecosystem is a major concern of millennials. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo)

Churches urged to consider millennials’ views on the environment

As millennials consider issues of faith and science, environmental issues are among their primary concerns, experts say. Recent polls suggest millennials are concerned about climate change and see environmental public policy actions as a priority.

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Churches urged to make July 5 ‘Freedom from Racism Sunday’

The New Baptist Covenant is among those supporting the observance.

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CBF participants want more than talk about racial reconciliation

The time for simply listening and mourning and prayer is over. We need to act, they said.

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Mohler won’t remove slaveholder names from seminary buildings

Southern Seminary President Albert Mohler says the school’s founders were “heretics” for using the Bible to defend slavery, but he has no plans to try to erase their names from history.

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Former youth minister sentenced for sex crimes

A former youth pastor at Lakeside Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., pleaded guilty June 19 in the second jurisdiction of alleged crimes 30 years ago spanning three counties.

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