A tornado smashed into a commercial district in a small Mississippi city and drenching rains fed a rising flood threat. The twister destroyed one church – but a baptism went ahead as scheduled the very next day.
In some ways, the drama surrounding the North Carolina's Ninth District has only just begun. Through his attorney, Mark Harris, who had stepped down as the senior pastor of Charlotte’s First Baptist Church to devote more time to his congressional campaign, said he is unsure
Five years after I graduated from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, theology professor Dale Moody was forced into early retirement because of his views on the issue of “apostasy,” the idea that Christians could wander so far from the grace of God
Ruling in favor of the Missouri Baptist Convention, a state appeals court held in part that the arguments raised by the university to justify its changes to the charter would require an inappropriate judicial inquiry into religious matters.
Much has been made of the influx of Chinese money and workers into Africa over the past two decades, as China has become the primary economic partner for the continent. This link is also causing China to import something that it has been trying to
When Alabama executed Domineque Ray, a Muslim, the warden told him only prison workers could be present at the moment of execution; since the prison employed solely Christian chaplains, they were his only option.
Largely unnoticed is the state indicating it would end the practice of having a chaplain or spiritual
A coordinated push to introduce state legislative proposals related to religion in public spaces has drawn the attention of a number of religious and civil liberty organizations, including the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty.
Since 1998, roughly 380 Southern Baptist church leaders and volunteers have faced allegations of sexual misconduct, an investigation by the Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News reveals.
They left behind more than 700 victims, many of them shunned by their churches, left to themselves to rebuild their lives. Some were
Long non-controversial, the so-called "Johnson Amendment" - barring churches and other non-profit organizations that are exempt from paying federal income taxes from endorsing or opposing political candidates - has been under attack ever since the election of President Donald Trump. The latest attempt, the Free