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  • Baptist’s Richard Land gets blowback over Trayvon Martin comments

     
    Heidi Hall writes for The Tennessean about the reaction to remarks made by Florida Baptist Convention leader Richard Lamb on his radio program: The Southern Baptist Convention has spent more than a decade trying to leave behind the racially divided past...
  • Pastor Rick Warren on ‘This Week’; Cardinal Timothy Dolan on ‘Face the Nation’

     
    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich visits "Fox News Sunday," which airs at 9 a.m. on WOFL-Channel 35. Other guests are Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., and Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis. The panel will be Brit Hume, Mara Liasson, Steve Hayes of The Weekly...
  • Baptist women in the ministry: divine or demonic?

     
    As women enter the ministry, they will find that “there will be voices inside and outside telling you, ‘You’re divine’ or ‘You’re demonic.’ But both are telling you a lie,” Julie Pennington-Russell, lead...
  • Bin Laden’s death top religion story of 2011

     
     The death of Osama bin Laden was the top religion story in 2011, according to the Religion Newswriters Association. Here's the Top Ten list: 1. The death of Osama bin Laden spurs discussions among people of faith on issues of forgiveness, peace,...
  • New Orleans pastor may become first black to head Southern Baptists

     
    Fred Luter, pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, will be nominated to become president of the Southern Baptist Convention, making him the first to hold that position in denomination formed over the issue of slavery, according to the...
  • Southern Baptists and the problems with re-branding

     
    Religion News Service writer David Gibson talks about the problems the Southern Baptists are having trying to come up with a better name.”Southern” is too regional to describe the largest Baptist denomination in the country and inhibits...
  • Great compromise keeps Southern Baptists southern — sort of

     
    Based on a compromise suggested by a Florida pastor, the Southern Baptist Convention has decided to keep the regional reference to its denomination, but to also adopt the informal nickname “Great Commission Baptists.” Darrel Orman, pastor of...
  • Southern Baptists by any other name would be…?

     
    The Southern Baptist Convention is once again considering changing its name to something…well, they're not really sure. Southern Baptist Convention President Bryan Wright created a task force to study a possible name change at last month's SBC...
  • Alabama’s “Clergy Criminalization Act”

     
    Effective Sept. 1, ministers in Alabama will be prohibited from assisting illegal immigrants, including offering them rides, hiring undocumented workers or renting to them under the state's new immigration bill passed in June. “We call it the &#...
  • Keeping the DREAM alive

     
    Faith-based organizations still hoping for immigration reform in Congress are devoting the next several weekends to raising awareness and support of the DREAM Act – the Development, Relief & Education for Alien Minors Act. Churches, synagogues and...
  • Baptists reject updating God’s word

     
    The Southern Baptists are sticking to the 1984 version of the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible, rejecting the 2011 version, just as they did the 1997 version. Messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention meeting in June turned thumbs down...
  • Most commented: Will Mitt Romney's religion derail his political ambitions?

     
    Will Mitt Romney's Mormon religion work against him in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination? Yes, writes columnist Tim Rutten, who points out that this is a point of concern the left and the right agree on. Romney was......