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CNN Publishes Feature on Russell Moore: The Survival of a Southern Baptist Who Dared to Oppose Trump

Russell Moore was the most prominent anti-Trump voice in his denomination. It almost cost him his job. (more…)

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Oklahoma State University Diversity Coordinator Lawrence Ware Writes Op-Ed In ‘New York Times’ on Why He Is Leaving the Southern Baptist Convention

The first time I was called a nigger to my face was by a fellow camper at a Southern Baptist Convention retreat near Oklahoma City. I was 13, and it was 1995. Devastated, I complained to a counselor who suggested I pray for the ability to turn the other cheek.

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Russell Moore says Eugene Peterson Is Wrong For his Decision To Support Homosexuality and Homosexual Marriage, but Moore Shows Compassion To the Author of ‘The Message’ Bible and says The True Message of The Gospel and The Church Will March On Whether ‘The Message’ Bible Does or Not

Evangelical ethicist Russell Moore expressed disappointment in retired pastor Eugene Peterson announcing his support for gay marriage, and warned that if a "wise man" like him can make such a mistake, other Christians can make errors too. (more…)

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Christian Soldier In Nashville Army Reserves Unit Voices Concerns After Southern Baptist Military Chaplain Conducts ‘Transgender Policy Briefing’

Concerns are being raised after a Southern Baptist military chaplain recently conducted a “transgender policy briefing” for members of an Army reserves unit that is based in Nashville—a briefing that was mandatory and was determined by the chaplain as not being violative of the convictions of Christian soldiers. (more…)

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Forgive Us Our Debts: How Christian College Grads Pay the Price and Evangelical Schools Work To Capture the Real Cost of Student Loans

When Christian students view college as a part of their calling, they won’t let the cost get in the way. (more…)

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A South Sudanese girl living in the North reacts during Christmas day celebrations at a Catholic church in the Umbada locality of Omdurman December 25, 2013. (PHOTO: REUTERS/MOHAMED NURELDIN ABDALLAH)

Samaritan’s Purse, ERLC Urge President Trump to Tackle Severe Persecution of Sudanese Christians

Several leading evangelical organizations in America have urged U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to stand up to the destruction of churches and severe forms of persecution Christians and others face in Sudan. (more…)

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President Trump Urged To Address India’s Religious Repression During Prime Minister Modi’s Visit

United States senators urged President Trump to address India's deteriorating religious freedom conditions -- including its discrimination against foreign humanitarian organizations -- when he met with that country's prime minister Monday (June 26). (more…)

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Ronnie Floyd Reflects on the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention

After serving as President of the Southern Baptist Convention from 2014-2016 and presiding over the 2015 and 2016 Annual Conventions, this year's convention was an interesting journey for me personally. With the peace of God and the confident assurance in His timing, I enjoyed praying and participating as a messenger

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Southern Baptist Evangelists Aim for Greater International Reach

Increasing international evangelism and diversity were the focus of the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists when it gathered in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Phoenix. (more…)

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9Marks Panels Discuss Church, Southern Baptist Convention

Pastors and entity leaders discussed church unity in a divisive age and the statistical decline of the denomination during two 9Marks conversations held in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Phoenix. (more…)

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Baptist21 Panel Calls for Christians to Unite Around Gospel Despite Political, Theological, Racial Differences

Christian unity should transcend differences on Calvinism, politics and race for the advancement of the Gospel, panelists told more than 800 attendees June 13 at the ninth annual Baptist21 luncheon during the Southern Baptist Convention's meeting in Phoenix. (more…)

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Pastors, Entity Leaders Discuss Church Unity and SBC Decline During SBC 9Marks Panels

Pastors and entity leaders discussed church unity in a divisive age and the statistical decline of the denomination during two 9Marks conversations held in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Phoenix. (more…)

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At 2017 Pastors’ Wives Conference, Pastors’ Wives Urged To Be ‘Brave,’ Engage Culture with the Gospel

Be “brave” in sharing God’s truth to those outside and inside the church, especially in the face of today’s increasing intolerance toward Christianity, said several speakers during the 2017 Pastors’ Wives Conference. (more…)

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What Is the ‘Alt-Right’ Movement Condemned By the SBC? Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission Leaders Provide Answers

The alt-right social and political movement is in the spotlight after the Southern Baptist Convention condemned alternative-right white supremacy at its 2017 annual meeting in Phoenix. (more…)

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LISTEN – Big Tent Revival: Russell Moore, Pastor Dwight McKissic, and Christena Cleveland Discuss Southern Baptists’ Challenging Their Racist History on NPR

This year’s annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention got heated over a resolution that demanded the official denouncement of white nationalism and the alt-right. The resolution was put forward but not actively considered until outcry picked up, and a revised resolution was ultimately accepted. (more…)

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Should Churches Keep Their Civil War Landmarks?

How historic congregations grapple with Confederate legacy. (more…)

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A Young Black Millennial Gives His Perspective on the Southern Baptist Convention of 2017

This year I attended the Southern Baptist Convention in Phoenix, AZ. As a new church planter, I thought it would be a good introduction to the life of the SBC, meet new friends, and expand Grace Alive’s network for planting multiethnic church plants across the globe. I was told it

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