National and regional Baptist denominations and networks are among religious organizations to provide online resources and expertise to congregational leaders during the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hardin-Simmons trustees stand by decision to close Logsdon Seminary
Trustees of Hardin-Simmons University voiced “full confidence” in President Eric Bruntmyer – under fire since the Feb. 7 decision to close Cooperative Baptist Fellowship-aligned Logsdon Seminary – during a called meeting Feb. 27. An open letter from the university’s board…
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.
Gay-friendly church withdraws from Texas Baptist body
A church that recently announced it will allow same-sex weddings has withdrawn voluntarily from the Baptist General Convention of Texas.
SBC urged to ‘reset spiritually and strategically’ amid continuing declines
There were areas of improvement, too, including an $82-million increase in giving from 2017 to 2018, and a rise in new churches in four states.
Physical recovery progressing a year after Harvey. Emotionally, not so much
On the outside, many of the Texas communities ravaged by Hurricane Harvey last year appear to making a comeback. But on the inside, some survivors say, the emotional rebuilding is only just beginning.
25 years later, religious leaders reflect on how they might have helped prevent Branch Davidian tragedy
Twenty-five years ago today the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas burned to the ground with cult leader David Koresh and 75 of his followers inside. Religious leaders who watched the tragedy play out close up reflect on what, if anything, could have prevented it.
Citing partial lifting of LGBTQ hiring ban, Texas Baptist group to stop forwarding money to CBF
The Baptist General Convention of Texas will end pass-through funding for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship because of a new CBF practice allowing the hiring of LGBTQ Christians to some, but not all, ministry positions.