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Southern Baptist Pastor Resigns following Participation in Celebration of KKK Leader

Southern Baptist Pastor Resigns following Participation in Celebration of KKK Leader A Republican state representative from Alabama has resigned from his position as a pastor on Thursday after attending the 199th birthday celebration of Confederate general and first KKK Grand Wizard, Nathan Bradford Forrest.Will Dismukes, 30, had attended the annual birthday celebration of... Read more

A Southern Baptist Pastor Has Resigned After Attending a Celebration for the Founder of the KKK | RELEVANT Magazine

Alabama State Representative Will Dismukes has said he will not resign from politics after it was revealed that he attended a celebration for Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, the founder the Ku Klux Klan. However, the Washington Post reports that he will be stepping down from leadership at the rural Alabama church where he... Read more

Evangelical, Midwestern, Southern Churches Most Likely to Be Meeting in Person Again

Evangelical, Midwestern, Southern Churches Most Likely to Be Meeting in Person Again (RNS) Which churches have resumed gathering in person amid the coronavirus pandemic?Mostly evangelical Protestant churches rather than mainline Protestant and, more often, those that are located in the South or Midwest, according to a new survey released Friday (July 24) by... Read more

Suit Alleges Southern Baptist Church’s Negligence Led to Abuse of Teen

Suit Alleges Southern Baptist Church's Negligence Led to Abuse of Teen (RNS) A prominent Southern Baptist church led by a former denominational president is the subject of a lawsuit that highlights how ignoring red flags of manipulative behavior could lead to sexual abuse. On Sunday (July 12), Steve Gaines, senior pastor of Bellevue Baptist... Read more

Why John Onwuchekwa, A Black Pastor and Rising Star, Gave Up on Southern Baptists

Why John Onwuchekwa, A Black Pastor and Rising Star, Gave Up on Southern Baptists (RNS) For years, John Onwuchekwa was a rising star in the Southern Baptist Convention.He attended a Southern Baptist seminary, spoke at the conventions national pastors conference, was befriended by SBC leaders, started a new SBC church in the west... 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

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

SBC President: ‘Southern Baptists, We Need to Say It Clearly as a Gospel Issue: Black Lives Matter’ | RELEVANT Magazine

In a lengthy address, Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear addressed the largest group of Protestant churches in the U.S. and made some unusually strong statements regarding the SBC’s position on current events and how they relate to the central mission of the conference. Notably, Greear acknowledged the ugly origins of the church he... Read more

Without Annual Meeting, Amid Decline, Southern Baptists Continue Debate on Race, Womens Roles

Without Annual Meeting, Amid Decline, Southern Baptists Continue Debate on Race, Womens Roles (RNS) The Southern Baptist Convention will not hold its annual meeting as it regularly does each June. But issues its members have long grappled with including race and the roles of women continue to be points of controversy in the... 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