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What's In A Name? A Lot If You're The Southern Baptist Convention

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 11.30.2011 | Religion
Jonathan Merritt

But the greatest reason for a change in name for the Southern Baptist Convention could be the need to break with its past and embrace an increasingly multi-ethnic reality in America.

Promoting A Healthy Diet -- From The Pulpit

New York Times | Posted 10.22.2011 | Black Voices

Not much seems out of place in the Mississippi Delta, where everything appears to be as it always has been, only more so as the years go by. But here ...

Is Jesus The Only Way To God?

Steve McSwain | Posted 08.28.2011 | Religion
Steve McSwain

I carried this question with me through college, seminary and 20 years as a pastor. But I never publicly admitted to having doubts or questions.

Southern Baptists (Don't) Support Gay Marriage

Posted 08.28.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) Officials of the Southern Baptist Convention say they were the victims of a hoax in which a group c...

After Controversy, Baptists Affirm Belief In 'Eternal' Hell

Posted 08.15.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks c. 2011 Religion News Service (RNS) Southern Baptists on Wednesday (June 14) called hell an "eternal, conscious punishment" for...

Southern Baptists Make History

AP | By TERRY TANG and TRAVIS LOLLER | Posted 08.15.2011 | Religion

PHOENIX -- Members of the Southern Baptist Convention elected an African-American pastor to its No. 2 position for the first time on Tuesday, signifyi...

Southern Baptists Look To Minorities To Jump-Start Growth

Posted 08.15.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) Southern Baptists meeting in Phoenix adopted a plan Tuesday (June 14) to try to boost minorities in th...

Southern Baptists Poised For Historic Election

AP | By TRAVIS LOLLER | Posted 08.13.2011 | Religion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The man expected to be in the running to become the first African-American in the No. 2 position of the nation's largest Protestan...

Richard Land Dishonors The Baptist Tradition By Not Standing Up For Religious Minorities

Robert Marus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Robert Marus

If you live near a cemetery, that whirring sound you've been hearing all week probably owes to my Baptist forebears spinning in their graves.

And Yada, Yada, Yada ... Glenn Beck's a Christian

John Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John Shore

We have always had among us media-savvy megalomaniacs craving power and artfully appealing to the worst in people. We always will. When one of them starts getting real elected power, then we've got a problem.

Southern Baptists Want More Baptisms!

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) Southern Baptist leaders, grappling with several years of declining baptisms, unveiled a proposal Mond...

Is A Jewish Wedding Ahead For Chelsea Clinton?

AP | RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

NEW YORK — Her mother is a churchgoing Methodist. Her father is a Southern Baptist. Yet could Chelsea Clinton be planning one of the biggest Jew...

Hey, Mormons! Your Yes on 8 Pals Don't Like You!

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lisa Derrick

During the Yes on 8 campaign, Mormons got used like an ugly chick by a sleazy rock band--it was fine for her to pay for rent, food and gas, and pr...

The Religious Right's Uppity Woman Strategy

Christine Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christine Wicker

Republican theocrats will vote for McCain, even though they can't stand him. They will be roused because they have a twofer in Michelle Obama, the perfect object of their racism and sexism.

The Great Evangelical Decline

Christine Wicker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Wicker

Evangelical leaders defend their stance by claiming that God doesn't change and that neither does sin. But sin does change. And God - or our understanding of what God is, which is all we actually have - changes, too.

Romney Still Struggling To Win Over Evangelicals, Baptists

Reuters | Ed Stoddard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When a pair of Mormon missionaries knocked at the door of Jerry Pierce's home in a north Dallas suburb last month, he marshaled his arguments and stoo...