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Southern Baptists elect first black executive committee chair

The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) made history this week when its Executive Committee elected its first black chairperson. The largest Christian Protestant denomination unanimously elected Rolland Slade, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Blackshear, Ga., ...

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Traditional marriage Methodist churches may leave denomination

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As the fallout continues over the issue of homosexuality in the United Methodist Church, a number of churches are considering starting a new denomination based on a traditional interpretation of scripture. A ...

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Church affiliation proves to be reliable indicator of party affiliation

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One of the best ways to predict if someone is a Republican or a Democrat is to ask if they regularly attend church – and what church. Almost every predominantly white Protestant ...

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Church of the Resurrection Pastor Adam Hamilton predicts coming split in United Methodist Church

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Adam Hamilton, pastor of the multi-campus Church of the Resurrection, has a warning for the United Methodist Church. He predicts the denomination could lose between 3,400 and 7,500 congregations next year because ...

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Southern Baptists release report on sex abuse

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A report on sexual abuse within the Southern Baptist Convention and member churches was released by the organization’s advisory council on Saturday. Coming just a few days before their annual meeting on ...

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Liberal Methodist leaders gather to fight denomination’s marriage ban

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Hundreds of United Methodist leaders from the liberal wing of the denomination were joined by activists in Leawood, Kansas this week for the “UMC Next” conference. The event was organized to plan ...

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