The Nashville-based Southern Baptist Convention has chosen a new president who is known for his work on racial reconciliation. Alabama pastor Ed Litton beat out Georgia pastor Mike Stone in a surprise win on Tuesday.
Southern Baptist leaders are rejecting efforts to expand a probe into sexual abuse within the denomination. The SBC’s annual meeting takes place this week in Nashville, and ahead of the start, members of the executive committee turned back an effort to look more deeply into their response to sexual abuse claims.
Tensions are running high in the Nashville-based Southern Baptist Convention as the denomination gathers here for its first annual meeting since the pandemic began.
The Southern Baptist Convention is issuing 10 recommendations to improve how churches respond to sexual abuse — a major step for a denomination that prides itself on its decentralized structure and independent congregations.
Southern Baptists say they’ve gotten some things wrong on homosexuality, but they still see acceptance of gay marriage as a line that cannot be crossed.
Southern Baptists are publicly wrestling with homosexuality this week. The Nashville-based denomination invited pastors and lay people to Opryland for a follow-up event to a similar, smaller summit on sexuality held earlier this year.
Leaders of the largest protestant denomination in the U.S. are returning from the Texas border. They’re calling on evangelicals to have compassion for the tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors flooding from Central America.
The Nashville-based Southern Baptist Convention is praising God for the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby, which challenged an Obamacare requirement to cover birth control. The denomination has been a vocal supporter of the Green family, which owns the for-profit retailer and are SBC members.
The largest protestant denomination in the U.S. says it has no plans to drop its opposition to gay marriage and homosexuality. But Southern Baptists are softening the way they talk about it.
Fewer jokes and check your facts – those are two of the tips on handling homosexuality shared with Southern Baptist pastors gathered in Nashville.