1. Who: The newly elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Floyd was nominated before, in 2006, but lost to Frank Page. On Tuesday (June 10), he received 52 percent of the vote. He will serve one year and be eligible for another one-year term. 2. Age: 58, born in Gonzales, Texas 3. Seminary: Southwestern […]
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About Adelle M. Banks
Adelle M. Banks joined the Religion News Service staff in 1995. She previously was the religion reporter at the Orlando Sentinel and a reporter at The Providence Journal and newspapers in the upstate New York communities of Syracuse and Binghamton. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass., she spearheaded an RNS project on the March on Washington that won a 2014 Wilbur Award from the Religion Communicators Council. Banks was a third-place winner in the Religion Newswriters Association’s Religion Reporter of the Year contest in 2011 and 1998. She also has been honored by Associated Church Press.
BALTIMORE (RNS) Speaking of mental illness, Warren said: “If your brain doesn’t work right and you take a pill, why are you supposed to be ashamed of that?”
(RNS) All three of the candidates for Southern Baptist Convention president have ideas about overcoming the malaise in the nation’s largest Protestant denomination.
(RNS) No longer just a former president, he’s Jimmy Carter 3.0: The globe-trotting, Sunday school-teaching, house-building elder statesman is living out his faith through humanitarian causes — seeking to conquer the abuse of women and eradicate global disease.
WASHINGTON (RNS) “If history has any lesson to teach us about silence, it’s not a good one,” Cardinal Donald Wuerl said.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Trying yet again with new voices added to their cause, more than 250 evangelical pastors came to Washington on Tuesday to continue their push for Congress to enact immigration reform.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The change comes against a backdrop of persistent claims from atheists and other nonbelievers that the military is dominated by a Christian culture that is often hostile to unbelief.
(RNS) “The notion of heaven captures people’s imagination regardless of their religious predisposition,” said Bishop T.D. Jakes, a producer of the new film “Heaven is for Real.”