(RNS) — When I was a child, church was one of the only safe spaces I knew. At home, violence hid behind closed doors. Meanwhile, the church’s doors were open to me.
That sense of peace and security wouldn’t last.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Jayson Albers, who grew up in a Baptist church, made a living for a long time as an opening shift supervisor for Ryan's steakhouse. Then life came crashing down -- his wife and son died in an accident. One thing led
On Feb. 19, a three-judge panel of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District ruled unanimously for the Missouri Baptist Convention in its more than 16-year legal battle that trustees of Missouri Baptist University and The Baptist Home did not have the authority to move to self-perpetuating status
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) — J.D. Greear, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, said the denomination's Executive Committee should immediately investigate 10 churches named in a report by the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News, including Second Baptist in Houston — one of the largest churches in
Depending on who is doing the name-calling, the use of demeaning language to describe others, to name them in a derogatory way, is but a first step that may ultimately lead to suffering and death.
Much of our nation’s history illustrates the truth of this claim.
(RNS) — The sale of a 230-year-old letter in which America’s first president speaks of “Providence” guiding the fledgling republic’s affairs has rekindled interest in how George Washington saw religion.
With more people leaving the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints than in past generations, it seems everyone has an explanation for why this is happening.
But many of these explanations don’t hold water statistically,
(RNS) — An online directory of Southern Baptist ministers included at least five names that are also included in a new database of convicted sex offenders with Southern Baptist ties compiled in an investigation by two Texas newspapers.
MESA, Ariz. (BP) -- Everyone craves connections -- a truth that Living Stone Community Church has embraced by using Facebook to minister to their community.
One in 10 children will experience sexual abuse before their 18th birthday. It is everyone’s Christian duty to immediately report any knowledge or suspicion of abuse or neglect whether, one falls in the legal category of a mandated reporter or not.