For most of their history, Southern Baptists have opened their meetings with a gavel named for a slaveholder. The president of the nation's largest Protestant denomination now says that gavel should be retired.
While many times it takes an anniversary, birth, or calamity to inspire gathering and preserving history, there is no best time – though there are a lot of worst times. Your history is continually subject to disaster, decay, death, dementia, or drive failure.
Informal evangelical Christian advisers to President Donald Trump have long championed religious freedom as a key issue that should be embraced by the administration, often arguing passionately against government infringement on religious activities.
Measuring people’s true attitudes toward racial issues on surveys has long been one of the most difficult problems that social scientists face. A news story about police beating a black man could be written off as an aberration or an isolated incident. It’s becoming harder
Promoting diversity, unity, missions and sex abuse prevention are goals the Southern Baptist Convention must continue to pursue in order to put the "Gospel Above All," SBC President J.D. Greear said in his 2020 presidential address Tuesday (June 9).
Hundreds of mourners packed a Houston church Tuesday for the funeral of George Floyd, capping six days of mourning for the black man whose death has led to a global reckoning over police brutality and racial injustice.