Jason Koon writes that the new resolution on racism passed last week at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting far short of what is needed to begin the SBC’s work of digging out from its racialized past and seeking racial reconciliation.
After Ed Litton emerged victorious in the Southern Baptist Convention’s presidential election on Tuesday, reports and analysis quickly portrayed the news as a defeat for the denomination’s fundamentalist wing. But rather than fundamentalism being dismissed, anti-elitism was embraced.
As they headed toward Nashville for the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting, the cars with black pirate flags strapped to their windows — complete with smirking skulls and crossbones — were a good indicator that some of the passengers were spoiling for a fight.
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Diana Butler Bass: The Southern Baptist Convention in Nashville this week narrowly elected a less hard-line leader in Ed Litton, but don't be fooled: this meeting largely confirmed that the victory of what the SBC calls the "conservative resurgence" of the 1980s endures.
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One of the hot-button items expected to be on the agenda when Southern Baptists met for their annual meeting this week was critical race theory. But, in the end, the resolution the committee chose to bring to the floor for a vote did not mention CRT.
Delegates at the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to create a task force to oversee an independent investigation into the denomination’s handling of sexual abuse.
In episode 4 of Dangerous Dogma, Laura Levens, assistant professor of Christian mission at the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky, discusses women in ministry, critical race theory, and other topics sparking debate in the Southern Baptist Convention.
During the 2021 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting, speakers wrestle with issues of patriotism and the Gospel. But a planned resolution to denounce the Jan. 6 insurrection on the U.S. Capitol was pulled.
Ed Litton, the relatively unknown senior pastor of Redemption Church in Saraland, Alabama, defeated two preeminent rivals to be elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention during a session of the SBC’s annual meeting Tuesday.