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.
A Camden County judge has granted summary judgment to Windermere Baptist Conference Center and several financial institutions the Missouri Baptist Convention Executive Board filed in Camden County Circuit Court in 2006. The judge
SPRINGFIELD - Confusion over membership requirements led messengers to the Missouri Baptist Convention annual meeting to table eliminating Cooperative Program language from credentials committee rules.
WASHINGTON — The Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty is among several religious and civil-liberties groups objecting to proposed rules giving federal prisons more leeway to ban religious books that officials believe could incite violence or criminal behavior.
By Vicki Brown Word&Way Correspondent JEFFERSON CITY — Windermere Baptist Conference Center acted legally when it changed its articles of incorporation, Cole County Circuit Court Judge Richard Callahan ruled in a 43-page order issued March 4. The ruling was
JEFFERSON CITY — Cole County Judge Richard Callahan yesterday afternoon (March 4) ruled in favor of Windermere Baptist Conference Center in legal action the Executive Board of the Missouri Baptist Convention initiated against the conference center more than five years ago. A complete story on
By Vicki Brown, Word&Way Associate EditorJefferson City — Windermere Baptist Conference Center has been cleared of a contempt of court charge stemming from timber cutting near its facilities.On July 14, Cole County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Brown overruled a motion by the Missouri Baptist Convention
By Vicki Brown, Word&Way Associate Editor Jefferson City — Opponents of a proposed state constitutional amendment will have to step up efforts to educate voters, while proponents of the measure seek the 145,000 signatures needed to get it on the ballot in November. Cole
By Vicki Brown, Word&Way News WriterThe Missouri Baptist Convention's insurance carrier may have to cover at least some of the costs of legal action the MBC brought against five related institutions.Church Mutual Insurance Co. lost its bid to avoid covering any costs the convention incurred