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.
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(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.
(RNS) For both sides, alleged friendships could pose a risk, as relationships could be perceived as acceptance.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Nashville conference was remarkable for two notable shifts: a change in tone — call it a kinder, gentler opposition to homosexuality — and a pragmatic concession that the fight over gay marriage is largely lost.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) The Southern Baptist leader denounced the controversial idea that people who are gay or have same-sex attraction could become straight.
(RNS) Paige Patterson, one of the most revered Southern Baptist leaders, faced heavy criticism for admitting a Muslim student to the flagship seminary.