Weighing in on border crisis, SBC president says Jesus was an immigrant

Just back from touring two Texas facilities for unaccompanied migrant children, SBC President Ronnie Floyd urged Baptists to act with compassion toward the undocumented.

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West African Baptists take measures as Ebola outbreak worsens

Task forces, school closures and calls for prayer are on churches’ agendas.

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Prison beard case is Supreme Court’s next church-state decision

With dust settling on the landmark Hobby Lobby decision involving the religious liberty of business owners, the Supreme Court now turns to the question of how far states must go to accommodate the religious exercise of people who are in prison.

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Hispanic pastors rally to pray at the border

Groups gathered at the processing facility for unaccompanied minors and a Border Patrol station.

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Should churches, denominations bear responsibility for unethical clergy? Some ethicists say yes.

But how that plays out in denominations of autonomous congregations can be tricky.

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Same-sex couple makes ‘journey of faith’ to wed

A Baptist minister in Kentucky joined other faith leaders to organize a symbolic bus ride July 28 in support of same-sex couples denied the right to legally wed.

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Vibrant, meaningful worship may be one reason evangelicals are held in high regard by many Americans. (Flickr Creative Commons photo by Bill Lollar)
Vibrant, meaningful worship may be one reason evangelicals are held in high regard by many Americans. (Flickr Creative Commons photo by Bill Lollar)

Poll: Americans feel good about evangelicals

Experts cite various reasons — including worship style and influence of younger generations — for Pew poll finding that most Americans have warm feelings for evangelical Christians. The poll also found that Jews and Catholics are held in high esteem.

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SBC leader says border crisis ‘moral disgrace’

Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore says unchecked violence by drug cartels in Latin America is driving migrant children toward the United States.

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NC pastors rally for same-sex marriage ban

Group of pastors is calling on North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory to defend that state's constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.

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Transgender Hobby Lobby employee claims discrimination

Meggan Sommerville, a frame-shop manager at a Hobby Lobby store in Aurora, Ill., is suing the company for discrimination.

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