Sexual sin not just problem for men, says woman at Baptist summit

While most evangelical books and sermons on sexual temptation are geared toward men, women are not immune, according to a speaker at a Southern Baptist sex summit that ended today.

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Dismissed abuse lawsuit headed for appeal

Alleged victims in what has been called the biggest evangelical abuse cover-up to date will get a day in court seeking to overturn a lower court’s ruling that they had to file their lawsuit within three years of turning 18.

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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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Judge says use of Caner video fair

A blogger has reposted video of a famous “ex-Muslim” testimony that critics claim is exaggerated.

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CBF, SBC leaders meet with president

President Obama told faith leaders in a White House meeting April 15 that it is up to Congress to finish the job on immigration reform.

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Diverse groups defend clergy tax break

Recent friend-of-the-court briefs dispute a judge’s ruling that the IRS ministerial housing allowance violates the separation of church and state.

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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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Tennessee Baptist school fights Obamacare

Union University is the latest Baptist institution to file a federal lawsuit challenging an order to provide drugs as part of employee health care plans that they believe cause an abortion.

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Russian, Ukrainian Baptist leaders meet in Kiev

For the first time since the political crisis in Ukraine developed, leaders of the Baptist unions of Russia and Ukraine came together in Kiev April 8 in what they described as a “very cordial” meeting.

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Jeb Bush to meet with Southern Baptist leader

With Gov. Chris Christie’s political future in doubt, some Republicans are viewing their best bet for electing the next president as a former Florida governor whose brother and father both previously held the office.

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Government should leave religion alone, Baptist leader insists

The rights of conscience take precedence over the demands of government authority, says Brent Walker.

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‘What’s mine is yours’ defines ‘kingdom economics,’ New Testament scholar insists

Shared possessions may seem impossible, but with God, “all things are possible.”

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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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Christian revisionists do injustice to American founders, law professor says

‘The cherry-pickers have forced people into camps,” says Michael Meyerson.

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Pastor terms U.S. policies ‘a re-assassination’ of Martin Luther King

An African-American pastor says it takes more than statues and a federal holiday to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

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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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In new book, Merritt reveals childhood abuse, questions about sexual identity

Being honest about the dark spots of one’s story provides a path to holding on to “a thread called grace,” RNS senior columnist Jonathan Merritt says in his newest book.

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