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.

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The number of Americans skeptical of the Bible now equals those who hold it as sacred, according to a new study. (Wikimedia Commons photo)
The number of Americans skeptical of the Bible now equals those who hold it as sacred, according to a new study. (Wikimedia Commons photo)

Skepticism about Bible on the rise, but that doesn’t faze some ministers

A recent American Bible Society poll shows the number of Bible skeptics now matches the number of its believers. But that just opens up more teaching opportunities, some Baptists say.

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SBC leader says evangelicals paying price for ‘narrow vision’ of religious freedom

Russell Moore, head of the SBC Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, says evangelicals today may be reaping the fruits of going soft on defending the religious liberty of all.

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Patterson urges ministers not to drink

Alcohol use by ministers is “unwise,” Southwestern Seminary President Paige Patterson told students in a recent chapel message.

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Simple living needn’t be radical in order to be transformative

Simple living needn’t be radical in order to be transformative

Those who follow the practice say it can be as easy as getting rid of unused clothing. But however simple living looks, it will transform how individuals and communities relate to God through prayer and worship.

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Mississippi religion bill gets new life

A 20-year-old federal law and similar legislation in many states are suddenly controversial as debate turns to whether people can discriminate on religious grounds.

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Pastor seeks to rally black Baptists against ‘stand your ground’ laws

A Florida pastor active in opposition to his state’s controversial “stand your ground” law has announced formation of a pastors’ task force to take the campaign nationwide.

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Land: Gay marriage a ‘truth serum’ for evangelicals

Former SBC leader Richard Land says those who try to square support for gay marriage with the Bible are “faux” evangelicals.

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Baylor’s Ken Starr weighs in on Hobby Lobby case at DC event

As Supreme Court begins grappling with contentious religious liberty case, Baylor and Georgetown University look at its potential impact.

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SBC leaders blast World Vision for hiring openly gay Christians

Three Southern Baptist scholars say support for same-sex marriage is incompatible with biblical Christianity.

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