Cover Story
Jason Williams (right) and other members of The Little Tree Community in Lincoln County, N.C. (Little Tree photo)
Jason Williams (right) and other members of The Little Tree Community in Lincoln County, N.C. (Little Tree photo)

Baptists pushing hospitality beyond comfort zones — and discovering deeper spirituality

The biblical practice of hospitality means more than generosity to friends or taking a casserole to a sick neighbor. Those who study the practice say to be spiritually beneficial, there must be a level of discomfort.

Read More

SBC leader says cake-decorating mom helped shape his religious liberty views

Russell Moore — who in February engaged Kirsten Powers and Jonathan Merritt in a high-profile debate about whether it’s hypocritical for a Christian photographer or baker to refuse to participate in a same-sex wedding while responding differently to other “unbiblical” marriages — speaks from personal experience.

Read More

Former Wayland CFO pleads guilty to theft

James E. Smith, fired last year for alleged financial mismanagement at Wayland Baptist University, has pleaded guilty to misusing funds.

Read More

CBF to announce new global missions coordinator April 30

The group’s top mission executive will succeed Rob Nash, who left in 2012.

Read More

Sexual sin not just problem for men, says woman at Baptist summit

While most evangelical books and sermons on sexual temptation are geared toward men, women are not immune, according to a speaker at a Southern Baptist sex summit that ended today.

Read More

Dismissed abuse lawsuit headed for appeal

Alleged victims in what has been called the biggest evangelical abuse cover-up to date will get a day in court seeking to overturn a lower court’s ruling that they had to file their lawsuit within three years of turning 18.

Read More

Advocate says something missing at Baptist sex summit

SNAP representative Amy Smith says the topic of sex abuse is “noticeably absent” in a wide-ranging discussion of sexual issues sponsored by Southern Baptists this week in Nashville.

Read More
Pastor Eric Black dedicates the baby born to Joe and Megan Jennings, a couple who were married at First Baptist Church in Covington, Texas, when the sanctuary was still under construction. (Photo/Courtesy of First Baptist Church in Covington)
Pastor Eric Black dedicates the baby born to Joe and Megan Jennings, a couple who were married at First Baptist Church in Covington, Texas, when the sanctuary was still under construction. (Photo/Courtesy of First Baptist Church in Covington)

Small church makes big strides despite location, trends

A Covington, Texas, church has seen growth in attendance and baptisms since building a sanctuary considered much too large for a congregation in a very small town.

Read More

Merger plans collapse for struggling Virginia college

The future of Baptist-affiliated Virginia Intermont College is unclear as administrators prepare “teach out” plan for students.

Read More

Judge says use of Caner video fair

A blogger has reposted video of a famous “ex-Muslim” testimony that critics claim is exaggerated.

Read More