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Southern Baptists disfellowship churches over sexuality, discrimination issues

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Two Southern Baptist churches were disfellowshipped by the denomination this week The Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee approved recommendations from the Credentials Committee to disfellowship College Park Baptist Church in Greensboro, N.C., ...

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In wake of abuse scandals, churches work to keep kids safe at camp

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Congregations across the country are exploring ways to make their communities safe from abuse, particularly at summer camp and Vacation Bible School season begins. The recent release of a shocking report investigating ...

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Southern Baptists respond to devastating sex abuse report

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An investigative report released last weekend found that many Southern Baptist leaders have worked to stop lawsuits against potentially abusive pastors. The news comes as the denomination as a whole responds to ...

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Southern Baptists launch own version of popular online game Wordle to promote annual meeting

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The Southern Baptist Convention has launched its own daily word game following the overnight success of Wordle. “We’re always looking for unique ways to promote engagement around the annual meeting,” Jonathan Howe, ...

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Media spotlight was on future of Southern Baptists last week

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The Southern Baptists held what they considered a critical convention in Nashville last week. The denomination conducted an election that will help decide which direction it will take — whether it will ...

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Rick Warren to step down from church position

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Influential Pastor Rick Warren is stepping down as lead pastor at Saddleback Church in California. “For 42 years, Kay and I have known this day would eventually arrive and we’ve been waiting ...

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Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church ordains first women pastors

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Saddleback Church, the California-based megachurch founded by Pastor Rick Warren, continues to get criticism and praise for ordaining their first three women pastors. The church, affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, announced ...

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Beth Moore discusses decision to leave Baptist denomination

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Christian leaders are responding to the departure from the Southern Baptist denomination by respected author and Bible teacher Beth Moore. Born Wanda Elizabeth in 1957, her departure was intensely covered in the ...

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Baptist leaders respond to pope’s call for same-sex civil unions

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Southern Baptist leaders have responded with scripture to Pope Francis’s call for same-sex civil unions. “Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family,” the pope said in a documentary. ...

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Conservative Baptist Network formed to counter perceived drift in Southern Baptist Convention

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The Conservative Baptist Network was launched last week to emphasize evangelism and the sufficiency of scripture within the Southern Baptist Convention. Those involved in the network’s formation said their efforts are needed ...

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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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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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