Is it possible to hold fast to historic Baptist principles while also achieving spiritual relevance in today's world? For the past ten years, the answer to that question has been 'yes,' according to leaders at Churchnet: A Baptist Network Serving Churches.
Church historian Bill Leonard received the J.M. Dawson Religious Liberty Award at a luncheon sponsored by the Religious Liberty Council of the Baptist Joint Committee. He urged Baptists to consider several "issues plaguing my conscience that I hope will distress ours."
Doug Shaw, Olympics volunteer coordinator for Southern Baptists' International Mission Board, has been in motion for months in London preparing Baptists to meet the tens of thousands of sports fans going to the United Kingdom this summer.
Prominent Baptists are among about 140 evangelical Christians who endorsed a statement of principles for immigration reform, which includes the call for a path to citizenship or legal status for qualified undocumented immigrants.