Christians can — and must — do more to improve race relations in America.

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

It’s time to move on.

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ABILENE, Texas -- Whatever the U.S. Supreme Court ultimately decides, communities should strive to have better conversations about the role of religion in public schools, Melissa Rogers told participants at the T.B. Maston Christian Ethics Lectures at Hardin-Simmons University's Logsdon Seminary.
Published in 2008 Archives
ABILENE, Texas -- Religion and politics inevitably will mix -- especially in the U.S. presidential campaign -- but that does not mean Americans should sanction a free-for-all, church-state expert Melissa Rogers insisted.
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NORMAN, Okla. (ABP) -- If they hope to represent Christ in the world, Baptists must find a "better way" of relating than the racism that has marred their witness for most of the past two centuries, participants in a multicultural gathering of Baptists heard.
Published in 2009 Archives

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A proposal that could reshape the Southern Baptist Convention received overwhelming approval during the 2009 SBC annual meeting. But relationships with a controversial pastor who is influential among many young SBC pastors drew the attention of multiple motions presented July 23 in Louisville. Messengers authorized SBC President Johnny Hunt to appoint an 18-member Great Commission task force. The motion mandated the task force to research “how Southern Baptists can work more faithfully and effectively in serving Christ through the Great Commission.”

Published in 2009 Archives

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The Southern Baptist Convention discontinued its relationship with Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, because of the church’s perceived toleration of homosexual members.

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HOUSTON (ABP) -- The communion table provides a metaphor for how the Baptist World Alliance can unite Baptists in a “true spirit of hospitality,” Neville Callam insisted. Callam, general secretary of the worldwide umbrella group for Baptists, addressed the challenge of bringing Baptists together during the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly, held July 1-3 in Houston.

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HOUSTON -- Baptists must aspire to the kind of freedom that leads them to relinquish their autonomy to God, historian Walter Shurden told participants at the William H. Whitsitt Baptist Heritage Society’s annual meeting.

Published in 2009 Archives
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