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‘Evil,’ ‘Sad,’ ‘Unbelievable’—Survivors and Leaders React to SBC Executive Committee Decision

Sexual abuse survivors and church leaders inside and outside the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) are reacting with grief and shock to a Tuesday decision from the SBC Executive Committee.
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Football Legend Tony Dungy Engages With Twitter Users About Biden’s Stance on Abortion

NFL analyst Tony Dungy recently engaged in a respectful but firm back and forth about his pro-life views after sharing an article on President Joe Biden’s “abortion flip-flop.”
SBC Executive Committee

SBC Executive Committee Agrees To Pay for Abuse Review, Stalls on Waiving Privilege

After two days of meetings held by the SBC Executive Committee, the details for an abuse investigation remain unresolved.
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60 Minutes Australia’s ‘Hillsong Hell’ Details Sexual Abuse Claims Against Leadership; Hillsong Responds

Days after Brian Houston's announcement that he's stepping down from Hillsong Church boards, 60 Minutes Australia aired a report on sexual abuse within the church's leadership.
champing

From Luxury Stays to ‘Champing’ in the Sanctuary, Churches Adopt Pandemic-Era Airbnb Models

Faced with declining revenues and empty buildings, churches have looked for ways to make a virtue of unused space in a variety of ways, including champing.
robert jeffress

‘There Is No Credible Religious Argument’ Against COVID-19 Vaccines, Says Pastor Robert Jeffress

Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, says there’s “no credible religious argument against” being vaccinated against the coronavirus.
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High School Football Players Lead Postgame Prayer After Staff Banned From Doing So

High school football players in Tennessee led parents and fans in a postgame prayer Friday night after coaches and staff were told that they were legally not allowed to do so themselves. 
Pope Francis

‘Some Wanted Me Dead:’ Pope Acknowledges Right-Wing Critics

Pope Francis has acknowledged his increasingly vocal conservative critics, saying their “nasty comments” were the work of the devil and adding that “some wanted me dead” after his recent intestinal surgery.
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Ed Litton Urges SBC Executive Committee To Regain Trust of Southern Baptists

Southern Baptist Convention President Ed Litton gave a report Monday night saying, “Our convention is struggling right now and it’s a crisis of trust."
missionary vaccine policies

SBC’s IMB Mandates COVID-19 Vaccinations for All Missionaries

COVID-19 vaccine refusal rates may be high among white evangelical Christians, but the International Mission Board — which deploys thousands of missionaries — is not hesitant about the shot.
daniel miller

Man Charged in Home Invasion of Pastor Who Baptized Him Two Days Earlier

Pennsylvania Pastor Daniel Miller and his wife survived a terrifying ordeal last week, and the alleged suspect turned out to be a man Miller had baptized just two days earlier.
josh mcdowell

Christian Author Josh McDowell Apologizes for Comments About Black, Minority Families

At a meeting of the American Association of Christian Counselors, Josh McDowell denounced critical race theory as one of several 'global epidemics' threatening Christians.
southren baptist

Probe of Southern Baptist Sex Abuse Response Moves Forward

More than two months in, the task force has completed two key tasks: picking Guidepost Solutions to be the third-party firm conducting the probe, and asking the Executive Committee to waive attorney-client privilege.
brian houston

Brian Houston Steps Down From Hillsong Church Boards

Hillsong Church's global senior pastor, Brian Houston, announced he is stepping aside from his role on the church boards that govern operations.
Trump as a Messiah

Billboard Called Heretical for Touting Trump as a Messiah Has Been Removed

The advertisement, which appeared in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, features Trump’s face with this quotation from Scripture: “Unto us a Son is given and the government shall be upon his shoulders.”
Ruben Gutierrez

Another Texas Execution Delayed on Religious Freedom Claims

Ruben Gutierrez was set to be executed on Oct. 27 for fatally stabbing an 85-year-old Brownsville woman in 1998.
Kathy Hochul

NY Governor Vows to Fight Lawsuit Over Vaccine Mandate

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul vowed this week to fight a lawsuit launched by a group of Christian health care practitioners who argue that New York’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for many health care workers is unconstitutional because it lacks a religious exemption.
Catholic Church

Catholic Orphanage’s Ex-Residents Ask Church to Fund Therapy

Some of the residents of a long-closed Vermont orphanage want the Catholic Church to pay for therapy as they continue to recover from what they described as abuse at the hands of the nuns and priests who were supposed to care for them.

Meet Anne Wilson, a 19-Year-Old Singer Behind ‘My Jesus,’ a Surprise Christian Hit

Nineteen-year-old Anne Wilson's live EP, which includes her hit song “My Jesus,” has been streamed more than 37 million times on YouTube.
U.S. Capitol

Survey: Who Americans Blame for Insurrection Depends on Their Faith

A new survey finds white evangelicals are far more likely than most other religious groups to blame left-wing activists for the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Ann Voskamp: What We Are Missing in God’s Vision for Hospitality

"It's not about becoming like Julia Child," says Ann Voskamp. "Hospitality is about welcoming in the marginalized as the next child of God."

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