Southern Baptists see 12th year of declining membership

U.S. 05/23/19, 15:54

The nation's largest Protestant denomination reported its twelfth year of declining membership in an annual report released Thursday.The Southern Baptist Convention said it had 14.8 million members in 2018, down about 192,000 from the previous year. Baptisms also declined by about 7,600 to 246,442. That's an important measure for a ...

Windows honoring Baptist leader in Texas removed from chapel

Texas 05/15/19, 14:04

Stained-glass windows honoring some religious leaders who helped shift the Southern Baptist Convention to a more conservative stance have been removed from a North Texas chapel.The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Wednesday that the windows featured dismissed Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson . He was fired last May amid ...

Southern Baptist group clears churches of mishandling abuse

U.S. 02/26/19, 16:09

Southern Baptist officials have cleared seven churches accused of covering up sexual abuse just days after a top leader called for greater scrutiny following a joint newspaper investigation that revealed allegations of rampant sexual misconduct within the largest coalition of Baptist churches in the country.Only three churches should be at ...

Southern Baptist president calls for action on sexual abuse

U.S. 02/18/19, 22:58

The president of the Southern Baptist Convention says the denomination must act to fight sexual abuse. Pastor J.D. Greear was speaking to the denomination's governing body on Monday to report on the progress of an advisory group on sexual abuse. The comments also come a week after two Texas newspapers published ...

Southern Baptist leader sorry he supported accused pastor

U.S. 02/15/19, 18:35

A prominent leader in the Southern Baptist Convention said he was wrong to support a Kentucky pastor accused of covering up sex abuse.The Rev. Albert Mohler first addressed the issue Thursday in an interview with the Houston Chronicle . Earlier this week, that paper and the San Antonio Express-News published ...

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