Two schools that sparked controversy by allowing the hiring of faculty members who are in same-sex marriages have withdrawn from the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

Published in Social Issues
Thursday, 17 September 2015 06:05

Religious freedom and human rights

Too many draw the line when these freedoms are claimed in the service of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Published in Columns

Discussing his new book at a gathering of religion journalists, the head of the SBC Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission said “so-called evangelicals” who affirm homosexuality must believe the church was wrong for 2,000 years.

Published in Theology

Leaders of the South Carolina Baptist Convention are asking First Baptist Church in Greenville — which has already disassociated with the Southern Baptist Convention and its local association — to sever its final ties with Southern Baptists after the historic church adopted a new policy of non-discrimination against gays.

Published in Congregations

The president of the seminary that began in the historic South Carolina congregation says theological drift is inevitable when a church or denomination isn’t tethered to biblical inerrancy.

Published in Congregations

Instead of choosing sides, a bellwether moderate Baptist church seeks consensus in a culture-war issue.

Published in Congregations

In a change widely interpreted more in tone than impact, the world’s largest Baptist university has dropped its sometimes controversial ban on “homosexual acts.”

Published in Organizations
Monday, 22 June 2015 06:05

A final commentary on the day’s news

David Gushee’s last column as a regular BNG columnist covers four significant news stories of the moment: Charleston, Pope Francis on the environment, Baptists on gays and church decline.

Homosexuality is perhaps today’s most polarizing issue, but it doesn’t have to be, according to a panel on pastoral responses to LGBTQ issues at the CBF General Assembly in Dallas.

Published in Organizations
Tuesday, 16 June 2015 11:20

SBC ousts another gay-friendly church

The pastor of Weatherly Heights Baptist Church in Huntsville, Ala., says he bears no ill-will toward the Southern Baptist Convention, but “at the end of the day, I must be honest.”

Published in Organizations
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