The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s pandemic-induced move to online spaces cannot replace the family reunion function that so many love about the annual event.
A steadily declining Southern Baptist Convention has reported yet another decrease in membership, this one of nearly 2% to 14,525,579 from 2018 to 2019.
The Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America announced April 7 its Summer Conference will be going virtual in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual event was to be held July 6-10 in San Diego, California. But the spread of…
“There is a rich legacy of progressive Baptists doing things in here in Sumter County.”
It seems just about everyone is listening to podcasts these days, and on just about every subject imaginable – from sports and history to finance, politics and, yes, religion.
As Southern Baptists convene in Birmingham, we ask again: what will it take for denominational leaders to take meaningful action on clergy sexual abuse and the incalculable harm done to so many lives? Recent proposals are bare half-measures at best, with too many unknowns and too little transparency.
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.
By suggesting the need for prior judicial determinations, the workgroup set in place a remarkably high threshold for denominational action, effectively rendering even egregious cases outside the realm of inquiry.
Sooner or later – and probably sooner – Southern Baptists will get their turn in the spotlight of still another media exposé on clergy sex abuse and cover-ups. When that happens, will anything change?