President George H.W. Bush, who died Nov. 30 at age 94, is being remembered by Southern Baptists who knew him as a “warm,” “cordial” man who “felt right at home with people who loved God and His Word.”
Southern Baptist Pastor John Finley has resigned after 31 years at the helm of Bartlett Hills Baptist Church in Bartlett, Tennessee, following accusations that he sexually molested two teenage girls over 30 years ago while serving at a church in Texas.
Messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention voted en masse to pass resolutions affirming the dignity and worth of women, condemning abuse, condemning racism, and affirming the value and dignity of immigrants.
This just happened. In light of “new information” regarding Paige Patterson’s handling of a student’s alleged sexual abuse case, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has stripped the newly-minted president emeritus of all titles, benefits, rights, and privileges.
Racial disparities within America’s criminal justice system are spurring black Southern Baptist pastors to work more closely with the national evangelical Prison Fellowship ministry, a pastors’ group told Baptist Press.
Atlanta pastor Gabriel C. Stovall, having read a much-publicized black minister’s decision to leave the Southern Baptist Convention, recounts the dialogue and changes of heart he has experienced in the SBC that stir him to remain in the convention.