ERLC offers guide for pastors, churches on sexuality, gender issues

Southern Baptist pastors and churches have a new theological and practical guide to help them address issues involving sexuality and gender. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission published the document, “A Biblical Resource for Pastors on Gender and Sexuality,” on its website Oct. 11. The guide is intended to assist pastors and other ministry leaders […]

Leatherwood named Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission president

The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission board of trustees named Brent Leatherwood the new president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s public policy entity in a unanimous vote Sept. 13. “Rooted in Scripture and guided by the Baptist Faith and Message, this team will remain fervently committed to carrying out our ministry assignment — faithfully serving […]

ERLC’s Graham: Work will not end if Roe reversed

The reversal of the Roe v. Wade decision will be cause for celebration if it occurs, but it will not change the fact that the church must compassionately reach abortion-minded women, Southern Baptist pro-life specialist Elizabeth Graham said June 15 at the SBC’s annual meeting. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission presented “Standing for Life: […]

Messengers to vote on motion to ‘abolish ERLC’

A motion made on first day of the 2022 SBC annual meeting will bring a vote to the floor of the convention to “abolish the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention.” The vote is scheduled for 11:35 a.m., Wednesday, June 15. The motion was made by messenger Joshua Scruggs from Bethlehem […]

Former EC chair Stone sues former ERLC president Moore

In a lawsuit filed Oct. 18, former SBC Executive Committee Chairman Mike Stone alleges he has “suffered a tremendous loss in professional cultivation and reputational standing, decreased future earning power … and serious mental and emotional injury in the form of extreme public embarrassment, stress, anxiety, and fear” due to the actions of former Ethics […]

Task force assesses ERLC’s effect on CP giving

By Scott Barkley and George Schroeder A task force studying the effectiveness of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission issued its report in February, acknowledging both support within the Southern Baptist Convention for the entity and that some see it as “a source of significant distraction from the Great Commission work of Southern Baptists.” Commissioned […]