Young people are not abandoning churches; they are simply changing churches, a Baylor University professor asserts. (Creative Commons photo by Jason Wohlford)
Young people are not abandoning churches; they are simply changing churches, a Baylor University professor asserts. (Creative Commons photo by Jason Wohlford)

Baylor professor disputes reports of religious, church decline

Contrary to popular belief — and media reports — Millennials and other young people are not abandoning church, says Baylor University professor Byron Johnson. And the so-called “nones” are not quite as religiously unaffiliated as many think.

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Faith leaders protest use of solitary confinement

Baptists have joined in on a report to the United Nations alleging that the widespread use of solitary confinement in U.S. prisons is cruel and unusual punishment banned by international law.

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Baptist church says ‘no’ to medical marijuana farm

Eight voting members of a tiny Baptist church in Florida blocked plans for a facility to produce a non-intoxicating strain of medical marijuana used to treat children with epilepsy.

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Time to fix broken immigration system, says Paynter

There’s power in Scripture to inform debate on this contentious issue, says the CBF’s executive coordinator.

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Florida Baptists debate alcohol use

A news story quoting a pastor who believes it’s time for Southern Baptists to leave behind their Prohibition-era values raised a ruckus in letters to the editor.

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Culture writer Jonathan Merritt says SBC warning against ‘third way’

While some evangelicals are opening to dialogue about homosexuality, the Southern Baptist Convention isn’t budging, observes Religion News Service Senior Columnist Jonathan Merritt.

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Former youth minister faces abuse charges

Kyle Adcock, former youth minister at Woodward Avenue Baptist Church in Muscle Shoals, Ala., appeared in court Friday to face multiple charges of sexual abuse of minor.

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ERLC head says Baptists should reclaim separation of church and state

Russell Moore says he is less concerned about America becoming a purely secular state than a government that has the power to determine which religious voices deserve a hearing in the public square.

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Church seeks dismissal in abuse lawsuit

A Southern Baptist church in Alabama says it cannot be held legally responsible for actions by a former employee that could not have been foreseen.

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Gushee urges CBF to reclaim lost ethical tradition

CBF theologian-in-residence David Gushee sees an opportunity to revive a social witness weakened by Southern Baptist Convention controversy in the last century.

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