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UPDATE: Paige Patterson Fired and Stripped of Benefits

The decision was based on “new information confirmed this morning…regarding the handling of an allegation of sexual abuse against a student during Dr. Paige Patterson’s presidency at another institution.”
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J.D. Greear: Judgment Begins at the House of the Lord/SBC

Just a couple short weeks before the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting, one of their most visible and influential leaders, J.D. Greear, posted a...
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Supreme Court Ignores Planned Parenthood’s Outrage in Arkansas

The Arkansas abortion law says any physician who "gives, sells, dispenses, administers, or otherwise provides or prescribes the abortion-inducing drug" must have a contract with a physician who has admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.
Orlando Rivera

Man Who Trained Kingdom of God Leaders Killed by Wrong-Way Driver

Dr. Orlando Rivera’s nonprofit organization worked with business leaders to put Christian principles into action through city-wide projects and initiatives. The group works primarily with disadvantaged people. He is the father of 10 children, seven are adopted.
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Is the Church Being Taken Over by Success-Seeking Pastors?

Are arrogant pastors becoming more prevalent? Some think we're seeing an increasing number of leaders focused less on humility, weakness and sacrifice and more on triumph, power and success.
Mike Pence

The Pulpit Is Greater Than the Political Podium

Vice President Mike Pence told pastors that it was his and the president's conviction "that the pulpits that you stand at are of much greater consequence than any podium behind which he and I stand, so thank you for your service to the Gospel."
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UPDATE: They Said Yes: Abortion Soon to Be Legal in Ireland

UPDATE The results of the vote are in, with the votes in all constituencies accounted for. The Irish Times reports the final tally was 66.4...
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This Is Why This Televangelist Needs a Fourth Private Jet

Jesse Duplantis has owned three different jets. But he needs a new one, he claims—for the sake of evangelism and economy. The very first jet...
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The Subtle Schism Forming in the Southern Baptist Church

Just about everyone involved agrees there is a schism to some degree among Southern Baptist churches, but nailing down what is at the heart of the divide is harder to pin down.
Willow Creek Church Chicago report scandal

Accusers to Willow Creek: No Reconciliation Without Repentance

Betty Schmidt, who served as an elder at Willow Creek Church for over 30 years, says she will not participate in efforts at reconciliation...
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Millennials, Women Driving LGBT Growth in US

The percentage of Americans who identify as LGBT continues to increase and is now at its highest point since Gallup began tracking the group in 2012.   
Catholic Church Scandal

The Cautionary Tale of the Catholic Chilean Scandal

Pope Francis is known for his compassion toward the poor and the powerless. So when in January he not only defended bishop Juan Barros...
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She Raised the Alarm. Hollywood Actually Listened This Time

A Hollywood movie studio is taking its already released movie “Show Dogs” back to the editing room after For Every Mom writer Jenny Rapson criticized the movie for grooming children for sex abuse.
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SBC Splits With D.C. Convention Over Lesbian Pastors

Calvary Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., voted in favor of installing lesbian pastors Maria Swearingen and Sally Sarratt as co-pastors in January 2017, which sparked the controversy.
Paige Patterson

Paige Patterson Out as Head of SWBTS

Paige Patterson has been under fire over allegations that he once counseled women who suffered marital abuse to pray for their husbands. The Washington Post on Tuesday also reported an incident in which Patterson allegedly told a woman who said she had been raped to forgive her assailant rather than report the incident to police.
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UPDATE: Paige Patterson Named President Emeritus After Woman Claims He Silenced Her Disclosure of...

UPDATE May 23, 2018 The Baptist Press reported early this morning that a Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary board of trustees meeting that lasted until 3...
Boy Scout Jamboree

More Changes Ahead for the Boy Scouts

Leadership of the Boy Scouts has mandated that condoms be “readily and easily accessible” and alcohol be allowed in designated areas for next year’s Boy Scout Jamboree.
Leah Sharibu

Is a Religious War Looming in Nigeria?

After weeks of negotiations with the government, the terrorists released 107 of the 113 originally abducted. Only Leah Sharibu remains in the hands of the terrorists. She was reportedly kept because she refused to renounce her Christian faith.
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Billy Graham’s Will: One Last Sermon

Billy Graham's will has been filed publicly, and in addition to the typical legal jargon for dividing up assets and designating executors, the evangelist used it to point his family and the world to Jesus Christ.
Michael Curry

Bishop Michael Curry: Love Could Bring Heaven to Earth

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle invited American Episcopal Bishop Michael Curry to deliver the sermon at their wedding on Saturday, May 19, 2018. With...
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Allen White: This Is an Amazing Year for Online Small Groups

When it comes to online small groups, says Allen White, "This is a time that is wide open for experimentation, and those experiments have produced some pretty amazing things in the church this year."