(RNS) Some say Moore’s call is a marker of a changing ethos within the nation’s largest Protestant denomination as conservative Christians join in mourning the “Emanuel Nine.” Others wonder if the divide over the flag remains.
Articles tagged “Southern Baptist Convention”
(RNS) Advice from a Southern Baptist Convention panel on the impending U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage: There’s no sheriff at your door. Don’t shun your gay kids. Be prepared to make sacrifices for your beliefs.
(RNS) Southern Baptists were hailed for electing their first African-American president in 2012 but their denomination’s Executive Committee has a mostly white management.
(RNS) “The Supreme Court of the United States is not the final authority, nor is the culture itself, but the Bible is God’s final authority about marriage and on this book we stand,” said the Rev. Ronnie Floyd.
(RNS) The largest Protestant denomination in the United States is meeting this week, but it’s not as large as it was last year, or the year before. What’s going on?
(RNS) “(W)e will not honor any decision by the Supreme Court which will force us to violate a clear biblical understanding of marriage as solely the union of one man and one woman,” SBC leaders said in a newspaper ad.
(RNS) “Why reinvent a system or structure that already exists?” For me, it’s a matter of stewardship, a willingness to work within a denominational structure and make it better, not do away with it and start from scratch.
(RNS) Church is “like an ice cream parlor” — we may stop by if we like the flavor, a new survey finds.
(RNS) He’s zealous about religious freedom, accuses the Islamic State of religious genocide, and fervently wants to defeat Hillary Clinton.