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Southern Baptist Theologians Release Statement Clarifying What the Word 'Pastor' Means

Southern Baptist Theologians Release Statement Clarifying What the Word 'Pastor' Means

Prominent Southern Baptist theologians released a statement last week, clarifying the meaning of the word “pastor” as it has come up for debate recently.

Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee Waives Attorney-Client Privilege Amid Sex Abuse Inquiry

Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee Waives Attorney-Client Privilege Amid Sex Abuse Inquiry

The Executive Committee has voted to waive attorney-client privilege amid a sexual abuse investigation within the denomination. SBC president Ed Litton prayed that the approved decision would not "divide and separate brothers and sisters."

As Southern Baptists Begin to Grapple with Sexual Abuse, Looming Challenges Remain

As Southern Baptists Begin to Grapple with Sexual Abuse, Looming Challenges Remain

Despite the often emotional sessions about sex abuse at the annual meeting and a 2019 investigation by the Houston Chronicle that detailed hundreds of abuse cases in the SBC still haunting them, Southern Baptists may not be on the same page about how to deal with abusers or sex offenders.

Southern Baptists Head to Annual Meeting at Crossroads on Race, Gender

Southern Baptists Head to Annual Meeting at Crossroads on Race, Gender

The upcoming annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention promises to be a reckoning for the nation’s largest Protestant denomination. Data released in May shows that the denomination has lost 2.3 million members since 2006. Despite efforts to beef up evangelism, a drop in membership of 2 percent in 2018-2019 represents the largest single-year decline in more than a century.

Beth Moore Left the SBC after the SBC Left Women to Fend for Themselves

Beth Moore Left the SBC after the SBC Left Women to Fend for Themselves

The church needs women who are seminary trained. The church needs women teaching in seminaries. The church needs women to minister to the world through academic appointments in secular institutions. The church needs women who serve in these ways, just as it needs women who are missionaries, mothers, teachers, servants, leaders and friends. Women in the church don’t need a room of their own as much as the church needs both women and men in the room.

'I Am No Longer a Southern Baptist': Beth Moore Leaves the Southern Baptist Denomination

'I Am No Longer a Southern Baptist': Beth Moore Leaves the Southern Baptist Denomination

In a recent interview, author and Bible teacher Beth Moore shared that she is walking away from the Southern Baptist Denomination.

Southern Baptist Dwight McKissic to Leave Texas Group over Critical Race Theory Stance

Southern Baptist Dwight McKissic to Leave Texas Group over Critical Race Theory Stance

"My fear is we don’t know how this is going to be used. Whose definition of critical race theory are you going by? Who determines when you cross that line? Who draws that line? Who holds you accountable?"