WASHINGTON (RNS) “Jesus is convictional,” Russell Moore said in an interview as he began to adjust to his Washington office just off Capitol Hill. “He speaks clearly about sin, righteousness and judgment but Jesus is not panicked or outraged.”
Articles tagged “Southern Baptist Convention”
(RNS) Now that Boy Scout delegates have taken their long-awaited vote and permitted openly gay Scouts, will there be a mass exodus by religious groups? It depends on who you ask.
(RNS) They have pledges. They have merit badges. And they may go camping. But they’re not the Boy Scouts.
(RNS) As the Boy Scouts of America considers whether to change its membership policy to admit gay members, some alternative church-based groups are fielding inquiries from people concerned about the action.
(RNS) Richard Land, who is retiring from his longtime job as policy point man for the Southern Baptists after a series of controversies, will take over as head of an evangelical seminary in North Carolina.
(RNS) The decision by Boy Scouts officials to postpone any change in policy about gay membership was fueled by an “outpouring of feedback.” A lot of that reaction came from religious groups, who sponsor 70 percent of Scout troops.
STOVER, Mo. (RNS) In any denomination, Christians confronted with the shocking news that a pastor has been accused of sexual misconduct, many congregations circle the wagons. But what happens when those circling the wagons around their pastor are also those who have to make the ultimate decision about his fate — his career, his paycheck, his reputation? By Tim Townsend.
(RNS) Just five weeks after accepting a free 217-acre campus in western Massachusetts, Grand Canyon University is walking away from the gift. By G. Jeffrey MacDonald.
NEW ORLEANS (RNS) Faith-based ministries say it's already clear that the recovery from Hurricane Isaac will proceed without the national outpouring of money and volunteers triggered by Hurricane Katrina. “From our point of view, the biggest challenge with this disaster will be getting attention and money,” said Gordon Wadge, president of Catholic Charities. By Bruce Nolan.
ST. LOUIS (RNS) A church-state watchdog group in Washington has filed a complaint with the IRS accusing the Missouri Baptist Convention of violating federal tax law by intervening in two campaigns for public office, including Rep. Todd Akin's controversial Senate campaign. By Tim Townsend.