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Ryan Burge wrote a computer script to collect and organize the text of all the resolutions passed at the annual meeting dating back to 1845 to see if there were any patterns.

Newly released audio clips from a Southern Baptist whistleblower appear to corroborate accusations Southern Baptist Convention leaders were reluctant to take action against churches accused of mishandling abuse.

Missouri Baptist Convention Executive Director John Yeats has served as an officer for the Southern Baptist Convention for 24 years. A pastor in Virginia thinks that’s too long. So, Adam Blosser announced his candidacy Wednesday, less than a week before the SBC’s annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.

Anne Graham Lotz, 73 and a breast cancer survivor, talked in a recent interview about her belief that ordination is not for her but that she is nonetheless called to speak in a variety of settings.

Two Southern Baptist pastors will seek an investigation into allegations that the highest echelons of the Southern Baptist Convention mishandled several sex abuse claims and bullied sex abuse victims. Southern Baptists will meet June 15-16 in Nashville for their annual convention.

In a recently-published leaked letter, Russell Moore cited an unnamed SBC leader who was critical of his decision to hire a Black woman. Two Southern Baptist sources have confirmed with RNS the SBC leader who made the comment: Paige Patterson

In a letter written more than a year before his resignation, Moore explained his troubles with the SBC leadership in bitterly frank terms. Then-President Donald Trump barely makes an appearance.

Former Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson is disputing allegations made by the seminary in the 2021 SBC Book of Reports that documents and other items belonging to the seminary were “improperly removed” from the campus after his firing in 2018. 

On Sunday, First Baptist Church of North Tulsa’s current sanctuary throbbed with a high-decibel service as six congregations gathered to mark the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre and to honor the persistence of the Black church tradition in Greenwood.

Just two days after Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, accused former President Paige Patterson of theft, Patterson preached at First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, a Southern Baptist megachurch led by Robert Jeffress. Patterson claimed a “lynch mob” was trying to get him.