(RNS) In light of new survey data showing a decline in the number of self-professing Christians, some have wondered whether denominational heads are urging younger baptisms as a way to provide a membership boost.
Articles tagged “Southern Baptist Convention”
(RNS) Last week’s vote to allow potential missionaries to speak in tongues addressed issues of candidates’ qualifications, not the practical work of actual missionaries on the field.
(RNS) Allowing Southern Baptist missionaries to speak in tongues, or have what some SBC leaders call a “private prayer language,” speaks to the growing strength of Pentecostal churches in Africa, Asia and South America, where Southern Baptists are competing for converts.
(RNS) The twice-baptized Seventh-day Adventist is known as a culture warrior whose criticisms of President Obama have made him a favorite of conservatives.
(RNS) Younger Southern Baptists fear that a display of partisanship will sacrifice the meeting’s ability to be a prophetic voice in relation to both parties. The desire is not to withdraw politically, but to engage prophetically.
(RNS) A giant of the Southern Baptist Convention declines an award from a Jewish group after his history of anti-gay remarks stokes controversy.
(RNS) At the same time that the Southern Baptist Convention apologizes for its complicity in racial oppression and urges racial reconciliation, the denomination remains a vocal proponent of capital punishment.
(RNS) If Southern Baptists’ public posture remains primarily a catalog of concerns of aggrieved white conservatives, they shouldn’t be surprised if few black folks come along.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) Russell Moore said the work of racial reconciliation isn’t just for people whose “bedsheets have eyeholes,” he said, referring to the Ku Klux Klan. It’s for articulate people whose racism finds expression in complex and indirect ways.