The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s newest guidance about masks was about individuals; its advice for “communities of faith” has not been updated since Feb. 19 and currently does not mention singing.
Southern Baptists love three things: Jesus, the Bible, and a good fight. The first two have led Southern Baptists to send missionaries all over the world, build colleges and hospitals, plant thousands of churches, and develop one of the largest disaster relief networks. Their fights often overshadow
The chair of Southwest Baptist University’s Board of Trustees sent a message to faculty about the ongoing conflict over control and theology. But the statement from Eddie Bumpers to “provide a greater level of clarity” actually included significant inaccuracies.
Russell Moore, the embattled Southern Baptist ethicist and “Never Trumper,” is resigning as president of his denomination’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. Moore will be joining the staff of Christianity Today as a public theologian.
Over the past two years, James Lindsay has been on a crusade against what he sees as a ‘woke’ invasion of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination. And some Southern Baptist leaders are embracing the work of the atheist hoaxer and former massage therapist,
The next decisions impacting Southwest Baptist University won’t be made in closed trustee meetings or Missouri Baptist Convention sessions. Now the faculty, students, alumni, and trustees await decision from two non-Baptist groups that could determine the future of the school.
Trustees cited a lack of money and declining enrollment in deciding to close Baptist-affiliated Judson College, a small school for women which predates the Civil War. The decision Thursday came just days after what could be the last graduation exercises at the college.
The last eighteen months or so have been difficult for pastors. Already stretched with the day-to-day concerns of running a congregation at a time when organized religion is on the decline, they’ve increasingly found that the divides facing the nation have made their way inside