SBC leader disappointed by Planned Parenthood vote

Russell Moore of the SBC Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission said Monday’s vote on an attempt to defund Planned Parenthood lets the voters know where politicians stand on a moral issue.

Read More

Youth pastor’s arrest affects two churches

Leaders of both his current and former church say they had no suspicion about a youth pastor who reportedly confessed to police that he tried to solicit sex from teenagers.

Read More
A study has found that fewer Americans are moving, but churches will have to work hard to attract those neighbors, ministers say. (Creative Commons photo by Jason Wohlford)
A study has found that fewer Americans are moving, but churches will have to work hard to attract those neighbors, ministers say. (Creative Commons photo by Jason Wohlford)

Fewer people moving doesn’t mean more will come to church, ministers say

A Barna Group study finds that Americans are increasingly remaining in the communities where they live, giving hope to pastors and others that more relationships can be established with church neighbors. But they also warn that congregations must become more relevant to those in surrounding neighbhorhoods.

Read More

Confederate flags left at MLK’s home church

Ebenezer Baptist Church Pastor Raphael Warnock says the message of four Confederate flags left on the church property “ought to get the attention not only of black people but of freedom-loving people.”

Read More

St. Louis mention in Planned Parenthood video riles Missouri abortion foes

Leaders of Missouri Right to Life and the Missouri Baptist Convention urged stricter oversight of medical clinics offering abortion after a video report alleging that St. Louis is a prime market for the purchase of organs from aborted fetuses.

Read More

Pastor calls Planned Parenthood exposé ‘journalistic distortion’

Pro-choice pastor Donna Schaper says abortion opponents have a hard time dealing with women as “moral agents.”

Read More

ABHMS sponsors service to celebrate ADA

American Baptist Home Mission Societies was among the sponsors of an interfaith service held Sunday at First Trinity Lutheran Church in Washington to celebrate the progress and promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act on the 25th anniverary of its signing.

Read More

Tragedy strikes America’s ‘happiest’ city

One of the victims of Thursday’s mass shooting in Lafayette, La., attended Belmont University for two years in the early 2000s.

Read More

Disputed cross memorial sold to private group

 A quarter-century legal battle over whether a cross-shaped memorial dedicated to war veterans unconstitutionally endorses the Christian religion may be nearing an end.

Read More

Newspaper op-ed decries bashing of Confederate flag

Pastor Ed DeVries says the Bible’s commandment to “honor thy father and mother” applies equally to great grandfathers who marched behind the Confederate flag.

Read More