SEBTS launches mandatory sexual abuse prevention and response course

In an effort to ensure that students are equipped to prevent and respond to abuse in their ministry contexts, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary has announced the launch of a mandatory sexual abuse prevention and response course. “Sexual abuse in any form should not be tolerated. It is a sinful act against fellow image bearers and […]

Send Relief establishes fund to support survivors of sexual abuse

Following the recent report that addressed how Southern Baptists have handled sexual abuse allegations in the past, Send Relief is seeking to be a part of the solution by establishing a survivor care fund. Send Relief, the compassion ministry arm of the Southern Baptist Convention of churches, committed $3 million in funding to the SBC […]

Americans believe religious liberty is declining, Christians face intolerance

While most Americans say religious liberty is on the decline in the country, even more believe Christians are increasingly confronted with intolerance in the U.S. But some say American Christians complain too much about how they are treated. More than half of Americans (54 percent) say religious liberty is on the decline in America, including […]

Coach’s prayer ruled constitutional

The post-game, midfield prayer of a high school football coach did not violate the First Amendment’s ban on government establishment of religion, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 decision June 27. The justices decided the Bremerton (Wash.) School District violated the First Amendment rights of Joseph Kennedy by removing him as a coach […]

Southern Baptists responding to ‘overwhelming’ Kentucky floods

As surveyors continue assessing the damage done by the historic flooding that deluged eastern Kentucky last week, Southern Baptists have begun planning their response. Dozens of Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers from across the Southeast have started arriving, and Send Relief, the compassion ministry of Southern Baptists, has provided resources for meals and flood relief […]

Death toll rises to 35 in eastern Ky. following devastating floods

As of Monday morning, Aug. 2, at least 35 people have been confirmed dead due to devastating flooding that hit the southeast part of Kentucky last week, and the number is expected to continue to grow in the coming days, as more areas become accessible. Thousands of people were left without power, and 13 counties […]

Ministry by churches crucial in post-Roe world, advocates say

Churches and their members have essential roles to play in helping women and pre-born children in a post-Roe world, Christians involved in pro-life ministry say. The U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision has given states the authority to put into effect abortion bans for the first time in almost 50 […]

4 Misperceptions About Abortion Law in the Post-Dobbs Era

The Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is only a few weeks old, and already there are misperceptions and misunderstandings about what abortion law will look like now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned. Here are four main misperceptions that have been expressed in light of the recent ruling and […]

Mackey: ‘Christian Gentleman,’ Respected Leader

Bill Mackey, a former executive director of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, who earlier had served as director of the South Carolina Baptist Convention’s leadership development and evangelism growth team, died July 14 after a battle with cancer. He was 81. Mackey is remembered by those who served with him as a “Christian gentleman” and servant […]

Roe v. Wade Overturned

This has been a monumental and historic year for the pro-life movement in America. On Friday, June 14, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v. Wade (the right to abortion ruling), sending it back to the states. It was a time of gratitude, rejoicing, and refreshed hope among the majority of evangelical […]