Southern Baptist Convention

The ‘ex-SBC’ trilogy: A response to my respondents

On the “ex-SBC”: The columnist responds to his many respondents related to his trilogy of articles on moderate Baptists. 

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SBC ethicist tight with Catholics, Mormons on shared public policy concerns

Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission says he talks daily to his Catholic and Mormon counterparts on shared matters of conscience.

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Blurry vision and how we got here: The ex-SBC, part II

Why ex-SBC Baptists tend to lack theological clarity and identity, how we got here and why it matters. Part II in a series. 

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SBC leaders featured at NRB convention

Southern Baptist leaders were highly visible at this year’s National Religious Broadcasters convention in Nashville, Tenn.

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What will ex-Southern Baptists be when they grow up?

More than 20 years after the schism in the Southern Baptist Convention, it is still not clear what ex-Southern Baptists will be when they grow up. 

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Past CBF leader praises SBC’s racial progress

Emmanuel McCall, a pioneer in Southern Baptist black-church relations before controversy led him to identify with the more moderate Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, praised efforts of current SBC leadership to carry on the work he helped begin.

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New ERLC head narrows legislative agenda

Abortion, gay marriage and religious-liberty concerns about Obamacare top the 2014 legislative agenda of the Southern Baptist Convention Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.

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From Baptist preacher to Episcopal priest

Former Alabama Baptist minister Malcolm Marler says his transition into the Episcopal priesthood was eased by his spiritual and pastoral formation in Baptist churches and schools.

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ERLC supports Hobby Lobby in Supreme Court brief

The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention has filed an amicus brief petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to rule in favor of family-owned businesses with conscientious objections to a regulation that requires employers to pay for forms of birth control that they believe cause an abortion.

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SNAP leader terms $12.5 million abuse award against Florida Baptist Convention historic

The head of a network for survivors of clergy sex abuse says the local-church autonomy defense used by the Southern Baptist Convention in lawsuits involving Baptist churches may be unraveling.

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