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‘A Moral Issue’: Mississippi Baptist Convention Urges Removal of Confederate Emblem from State Flag

'A Moral Issue': Mississippi Baptist Convention Urges Removal of Confederate Emblem from State Flag Calling it a moral issue, the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board on Tuesday urged the state legislature to change the state flag, which has incorporated the Confederate battle flag since 1894.Our position on this is not motivated by politics, Shawn... Read more

Rev. Rolland Slade, First Black Chair of Southern Baptist Executive Committee, Elected

Rev. Rolland Slade, First Black Chair of Southern Baptist Executive Committee, Elected (RNS) The Rev. Rolland Slade, senior pastor of Meridian Baptist Church in El Cajon, California, has been elected as the first African American chairman of the Southern Baptist Conventions Executive Committee, the group that runs the business of the nations largest... Read more

Baptist Ministry Sues Illinois over Law that Forces it to Cover Abortions

Baptist Ministry Sues Illinois over Law that Forces it to Cover Abortions A Baptist organization filed suit Wednesday against the state of Illinois over a new law that forces it to provide abortion coverage as part of its employee health insurance plan.At issue is the Illinois Reproductive Health Act of 2019, which requires... Read more

Retire Gavel Named for Slaveholder, Southern Baptist President J.D. Greear Says

Retire Gavel Named for Slaveholder, Southern Baptist President J.D. Greear Says (RNS) For most of their history, Southern Baptists have opened their meetings with a gavel named for a slaveholder. The president of the nations largest Protestant denomination now says that gavel should be retired. Southern Baptists, I think it is time to retire the... Read more

Southern Baptist President J.D. Greear Says ‘Black Lives Matter’

Southern Baptist President J.D. Greear Says 'Black Lives Matter' (RNS) In a speech offered in lieu of his address at the denominations canceled annual meeting, Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear called for members of the nations largest Protestant denomination to declare that black lives matter. We realize that, especially in a moment like... Read more

Southern Baptist Convention President’s Church Policies Questioned

Southern Baptist Convention President's Church Policies Questioned (RNS) Since the beginning of 2019, Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear has been among the most high-profile advocates for preventing sex abuse and protecting victims of abuse in the nations largest Protestant denomination.Greear, pastor of The Summit Church, a megachurch in Durham, North Carolina, called... Read more

Russell Moore's Organization Will Face Scrutiny From the Southern Baptist Convention | RELEVANT Magazine

Russell Moore’s Group Will Face Scrutiny From the Southern Baptist Conference | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] The Southern Baptist Conference’s public coverage group the Ethics and Non secular Liberty Fee will face an inquiry by a activity pressure from the Southern Baptist Conventions Govt Committee. The ERLC is headed by creator and theologian Russell Moore, and the SBC needs to know if a number of the controversy surrounding... Read more

Free Stuff Fridays (The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) - Tim Challies

Free Stuff Fridays (The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) – Tim Challies

[ad_1] This weeks Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, who additionally sponsored the weblog this week. They've two presents which will curiosity you: First, they're providing everybody a free copy of Truths You Can Belief, a e book that gives truths you belief for all times and ministry from 13... Read more