The head of the Baptist Center for Ethics – an autonomous ministry partner of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship – declared May 23 that he is welcoming and affirming of gays.
Wendell Griffen, 66, is all of these things. But his persona is so large, his reputation so loud, his “rightness” so locked in and eagerly defended, that the man’s depth can be lost in the shallows in which he must wade.
In one of life’s delicious little ironies, New Millennium Church now meets on the campus associated with one of Little Rock’s most ardent racists of the 1950s.
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The Kentucky Baptist Convention no longer welcomes churches that dually align with the moderate Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Just over 400 messengers at the state affiliate of the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in Pikeville, Kentucky, voted Tuesday to approve a…
As national media flocked to Dallas to watch the Southern Baptist Convention reckon with a generational shift in thinking about women, race and partisan politics, one light rail stop away a smaller and lesser-known group met under the radar to…
Perhaps it’s time to connect the dots and try to puzzle out what God’s Spirit is painting among us.
A North Carolina church noted for its involvement in an immigration dispute has voted to withhold funds from the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship as long as the 1,800-church organization continues to discriminate in employment based on sexual orientation.
A Baptist scholar who famously changed his mind on homosexuality says a new Cooperative Baptist Fellowship policy allowing the possible hiring of LGBTQ Christians for some, but not all, staff positions “may be the worst of all possible options,” distancing the very voices on both ends of the spectrum that CBF leaders were hoping to appease.