In recent weeks, state Baptist groups in North Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Arkansas, Florida, and California have set up committees or task forces to address sexual abuse. Attempts to set up similar responses failed in Mississippi and Missouri.
The accrediting body for Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri, placed the school’s accreditation status on “probation on Thursday. The move comes after an investigation into actions by SBU and the Missouri Baptist Convention during a three-year conflict at the school over power and theology.
For some smaller congregations, navigating the PPP loan process was difficult and the results disappointing. While some congregations got multi-million-dollar PPP loans, some got tiny loans by accident. Two churches got loans for $666.
The president of Kentucky’s Georgetown College has been fired after reports emerged accusing him of sexual assault and sexual misconduct against employees, the small Baptist liberal arts school announced Tuesday.
Noted historian and presidential biographer Jon Meacham has been uninvited from Samford University’s inaugural celebrations for their 19th president, Dr. Beck Taylor, over concerns about his ties to Planned Parenthood.
Data collected through the National Congregations Study – a nationally representative survey of congregations – indicates that in 2018, 48% of U.S. congregations either had their own food-distribution program or supported efforts run by another organization, such as a food bank or food pantry.
Months after trustees for Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri, dropped their proposed new governing articles, updates at the Missouri Baptist Convention’s 2021 annual meeting left the ongoing issues in limbo.
In this issue of A Public Witness, we’ll brief you on some recent lawsuits among Christians. We’ll also litigate the impact of such legal actions on the ability of Christians to effectively proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ.
A former spokesman for Liberty University is suing the evangelical Virginia school after being fired, alleging in a lawsuit filed Monday that his termination came in retaliation for voicing concerns that sexual misconduct accusations were mishandled.
As a national task force investigates how the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee dealt with allegations of clergy sexual abuse, a motion coming this week at the Missouri Baptist Convention’s annual meeting will propose a similar task force for Southern Baptists in the Show-Me State.