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Weekend thinking: Concerning Southern Baptists and the fracturing of evangelicalism

We spoke w/ 75+ pastors across the country. Evangelicalism is fracturing and likely irrevocably so. The former unity we thought was rooted primarily in Jesus has been revealed to be rooted more in cul...

The Fight for the Heart of the Southern Baptist Convention

On a recent Friday afternoon, Dwight McKissic sat at a folding table in his three-car garage, on a cul-de-sac in Arlington, Texas, discussing the role that race plays in a growing divide among America...

Russell Moore parts from Southern Baptists personally as well as professionally

Russell Moore, who recently resigned as the Southern Baptist Convention’s chief ethicist, has also moved on from the nation’s largest Protestant denomination personally, attending a Tennessee church t...

Plug-In: Southern Baptists brace for biggest annual meeting in a quarter-century

Pre-registration of messengers coming to Nashville for June 15-16 SBC Annual Meeting has now gone to 14,000 #SBC21 — Ronnie Floyd (@ronniefloyd) June 2, 2021 The Southern Baptist Convention’s an...

How women in the Southern Baptist Convention have fought for decades to be ordained

When leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention meet during their annual gathering in Nashville, Tennessee, in June 2021, the issue of three women being ordained to ministry will likely be an intense ...

If you’re not concerned about the Southern Baptists, you ought to be!

“I just ran into some of some weirdos in the airport,” Uncle Eugene reported. “You know, the kind with their heads shaved except for a little ponytail at the back.” “I think they’re Hare Krishna,” I s...

Thinking with two key Southern Baptists: Concerning those scary Gallup Poll numbers

Let’s fly up to high altitude for a moment, before reading two interesting think pieces about those Gallup Poll numbers — “U.S. Church Membership Falls Below Majority for First Time” — that launched a...

Growing number of Southern Baptist women question roles

Emily Snook is the daughter of a Southern Baptist pastor. She met her husband, also a pastor, while they attended a Southern Baptist university. The post Growing number of Southern Baptist women quest...

Southern Baptist pastor, former abuser resigns after church ousted from denomination

A Tennessee pastor who confessed two decades ago to statutory rape has resigned after his church was recently removed from the Southern Baptist Convention for hiring him. The post Southern Baptist pas...

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