A state appeals court in Texas ruled last week that a sexual abuse lawsuit could go forward against Paul Pressler, a former judge and influential Southern Baptist who helped lead a rightward shift in the denomination in the 1980s and 1990s.
KANSAS CITY -- The 10-year-old dispute between the Missouri Baptist Foundation and the Missouri Baptist Convention has landed back in Cole County Circuit Court.
A three-judge panel for the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, ruled Sept. 18 that
People perish without vision, and so do congregations. But churches may suffer when doctrine-deprived members only hear about vision within the context of fund-raising appeals, said Jeff Anderson, founder of Acceptable Gift and author of Plastic Donuts: A Fresh Perspective on Gifts.
WASHINGTON (ABP) – President Obama denied March 12 that he is “waging a war on religion,” citing his own work as a community organizer before entering politics as part of the “social gospel.”
JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Baptist Foundation is appealing a Cole County decision that would have forced the entity to return control to the Missouri Baptist Convention. The Foundation filed a notice of appeal to the Missouri Court of Appeals on Feb.
SAN FRANCISCO (ABP) -- The same federal court that sparked controversy in 2002 by ruling that leading public-school students to recite the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance is unconstitutional now says the pledge is an "appropriate patriotic exercise" that does not violate
KANSAS CITY — The Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, will not rehear the Missouri Baptist Convention case against Windermere Baptist Conference Center, nor will it transfer the case to the state's highest court.
JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Baptist Convention on Feb. 18 asked the Western District Court of Appeals to rehear its appeal of its case against Windermere Baptist Conference Center. On the same day, convention attorneys appealed the appellate court’s Feb. 3 ruling in Windermere’s favor
Kansas City --- Windermere Baptist Conference Center acted within its legal rights when it changed its articles of incorporation, a Missouri appellate court ruled Feb. 3.
By Vicki Brown Word&Way Correspondent JEFFERSON CITY — A Missouri Baptist Convention appeal against a formerly affiliated institution could be heard in October or November, with a decision likely to come after the first of next year. The convention is contesting Cole County