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Politics and Religion Should NOT Mix

Barbara Hammond | Posted 09.14.2015 | Politics
Barbara Hammond

Everyone I know is sick of Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk, and so am I, but I want to share a couple of stories about her religion and Mr. Huckabee's, as well. He's Southern Baptist and she's Apostolic/Pentecostal which is more rigid in their edicts for women and their boisterous rituals.

Why Is The Southern Baptist Convention Cutting Hundreds Of Jobs?

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.27.2015 | Religion

(RNS) The Southern Baptist Convention will cut as many as 800 employees from its overseas missions agency to make up for significant&...

I Will Never Repent For Being Homosexual

Michael Rohrer | Posted 07.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

I was put on this Earth to live the often fabulous -- though frequently maligned -- life of a homosexual. Sling your accusatory rhetoric at me all you want. But to use Bible verses to taint someone's existence, his very life, as a sin because he is attracted to someone of the same-sex is deplorable.

Where Have All the Good Ones Gone?

Paula K. Garrett | Posted 06.15.2015 | Religion
Paula K. Garrett

I grew up thinking Billy Graham was a hero. My family was Baptist; my dad, a Baptist preacher. I was an adult before I realized Graham wasn't exclusively Baptist though by then he might as well have been because conservative Christians seemed, largely, to have let go of doctrinal differences in favor of ideological absolutes.

When Southern Baptists Get Saved

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 12.28.2014 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

Salvation was always such an important part of my upbringing. We were constantly begged, pushed, prodded and manipulated to go down the aisle. If I got saved once, I got saved a hundred times.

Al Mohler Is Right About Yoga (and It Doesn't Matter)

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 07.08.2014 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

The people I know who are passionate about yoga are certainly clear that you don't have to identify as Hindu or Buddhist in order to practice it. Christians can go to their yoga class and still be Christian, and so can Muslims.

Southern Baptists Vote For An Alternative Name

AP | TRAVIS LOLLER | Posted 06.20.2012 | Religion

NEW ORLEANS -- The nation's largest Protestant denomination has voted to adopt an alternative name for churches that feel the title "Southern Baptist"...

Southern Baptists To Elect First Black President

AP | TRAVIS LOLLER | Posted 08.13.2012 | Religion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Four months ago, two African-American pastors stood in a hallway of the Southern Baptist Convention's Nashville headquarters ...

Survey: Most Southern Baptist Pastors Favor Black Denominational President

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 05.26.2012 | Religion

(RNS) A majority of Southern Baptist pastors surveyed said they think it would be good for the nation's largest Protestant denomination to have an Afr...

6 Reasons Mississippians Said No to "Personhood" Amendment

Burns Strider | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics
Burns Strider

Why did those pushing "personhood" lose in arguably the most conservative state in the Union? Why did the opposing forces win a majority of the vote in Mississippi? Here are six reasons.

All Southern Baptist Eyes On Black New Orleans Pastor

Posted 08.20.2011 | Religion

By Bruce Nolan Religion News Service NEW ORLEANS (RNS) Even before the Southern Baptist Convention elected the Rev. Fred Luter to national office, th...

Mohler To Weiner: Atone Through Jesus

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 08.12.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

This isn't the first time that Mohler has spoken strongly of his belief that Jews need Christ to be saved. He once compared Judaism to a tumor that needed to be removed.

A Hindu View of 'Christian Yoga'

Rajiv Malhotra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rajiv Malhotra

Yoga is a do-it-yourself path that eliminates the need for intermediaries such as a priesthood or other institutional authority. Its emphasis on the body runs contrary to Christian beliefs that the body will lead humans astray.

Southern Baptist Leader Calls On Christians To Avoid Yoga

AP | DYLAN LOVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Southern Baptist leader who is calling for Christians to avoid yoga and its spiritual attachments is getting plenty of pushb...

McLaren's 'A New Kind Of Christianity' Sparks Ire Among Other Evangelicals

NPR | Barbara Bradley Hagerty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

March 29 marks the beginning of the holiest week for Christians -- when believers reflect on the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. This year, the...

Evangelicals: In the Tank or on the Rise?

Christine Wicker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Wicker

Michael Spencer, who blogs as Internet Monk, is making a splash this week with his prediction that evangelical faith is in the midst of a major colla...