DALLAS (BP) -- At an annual meeting that saw what chief parliamentarian Barry McCarty called an "extra heavy volume of business" on its opening day, the Southern Baptist Convention elected J.D. Greear as convention president and heard an address by Vice President Mike Pence.
DALLAS (RNS) — The sermons, the hymn singing and the floor debates of the Southern Baptists’ annual meeting have concluded, but a key question remains: How will the denomination address the issues of sexual and physical abuse that loomed over the proceedings?
DALLAS (RNS) — Southern Baptists, grappling with some #MeToo-aided falls from grace among their leaders, have called for affirming women, showing compassion for the abused and expecting “moral and sexual purity” of their leaders.
(RNS) — Opponents of the Miss America pageant’s decision to discontinue the swimsuit portion of their competition have blamed liberals, feminists, and the #MeToo movement, and with good reason. None, however, have blamed Christians.
(RNS) — Paige Patterson, fired recently from his post at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, announced Friday (June 8) that he won’t deliver the sermon at the convention's annual meeting in Dallas next week, while denying that the events that led to his dismissal have been accurately portrayed.
Southern Baptists meeting in Dallas June 12-13 will pick their next president. J.D. Greear is widely expected to win; if he does, 45-year-old Greear will become the youngest SBC leader in nearly 40 years to assume the one-year post and the first Generation X president.
NASHVILLE (BP) -- Frank S. Page has resigned as president and chief executive officer of the Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee, effective today (March 27) over what is described as "a morally inappropriate relationship in the recent past."
RICHMOND, Virginia (IMB) — International Mission Board President David Platt has asked the mission agency’s trustees to begin searching for his successor. Platt announced his decision to IMB field personnel and staff on Monday, Feb. 12, in person and via email to those not in Richmond.