(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.
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(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.
(RNS) If nothing else, the persistence of a divided evangelical mind in regards to afterlife testimonials should remind us that there is no such thing as a monolithic evangelicalism in America.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) The shifts and conversations within this Bible Belt congregation mirror a larger debate among American evangelicals as they engage tricky and sensitive matters of human sexuality, the authority of Scripture and a rapidly changing culture.
(RNS) “The world will applaud your courage and compassion as you defend those that Scripture calls ‘the least of these,'” they wrote.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) Russell Moore’s proposed solution — diversifying worship spaces — will take some work. Of 50,500 Southern Baptist congregations, 3,502 identify as predominantly African-American, or about 7 percent.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Everyone on Twitter is learning that a hashtag cuts both ways — it can be hijacked or lampooned by detractors, and it’s a key way that online activists are pushing back against opposing messages or what some might even call hate speech.
WASHINGTON (RNS) For 16 years, the Rev. C. Welton Gaddy has split his time between advocating for religious freedom in Washington and preaching on Sundays in Louisiana. Starting next month, he’ll only have one job.