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  1. What Message Is Jack Graham Sending to Russell Moore and Southern Baptists?Read the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Christianity Today

    ... of denominational giving, who speaks for the SBC, and the impact of the 2016 election. Last week, two-time Southern Baptist Convention president Jack Graham announced that his church would withhold its donation to the denomination's Cooperative ...

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  2. A heartfelt look at how evangelical gays are finding their placeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Washington Post

    ... anguished about the whole thing. In part, this reflects Cone's own experience as the gay son of a Southern Baptist preacher in South Carolina, which was considerably less traumatic than you might imagine. "At the age of 12," Cone told me, "I wanted ...

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  3. What Message Is Jack Graham Sending to Russell Moore and Southern Baptists?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Christianity Today

    ... of denominational giving, who speaks for the SBC, and the impact of the 2016 election. Last week, two-time Southern Baptist Convention president Jack Graham announced that his church would withhold its donation to the denomination's Cooperative ...

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  4. One on One with the Small Church Pastor who "Took Over" the SBC...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | Christianity Today

    Ed: You're a small church pastor and yet you won the election to be President of the Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference. I think there was a message that Southern Baptists were sending to themselves.

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  5. Religious Freedom for Me but Not for Thee?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | National Review Online

    A conflict is brewing at the Southern Baptist Convention over how the country's largest protestant denomination will approach religious freedom. The SBC's International Mission Board Again, this is a mistake.

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  6. The rise of Pastor Billy Bob in the Southern Baptist ConventionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | Capstone Report

    Pastor Billy Bob is the caricatured insult arising from one SBC blog-an insult for all those conservative, simple folks who oppose the sophisticated, denominational elites like Dr. Russell Moore. It is a sample of not only the rhetoric emerging from Southern Baptist insiders, but a prime of example of the contempt these elites and experts have for the common bivocational preacher and Southern Baptist laymen who pay the bills and do the heavy lifting for the Southern Baptist Convention.

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  7. Megachurch Withholds $1M From So. Baptists Amid Trump CriticismRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 20 | News Max

    A megachurch outside Dallas has announced it will place the $1 million it would have sent to the Southern Baptist Convention in escrow over comments a member in SBC leadership has made against President Donald Trump. The move by the 40,000-member Prestonwood Baptist Church and its pastor, Jack Graham, could embolden more churches to follow, The Wall Street Journal reported .

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  8. Prestonwood Baptist will withhold Southern Baptist funds as it mulls organization's directionRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 18 | Dallas Morning News

    Plano's Prestonwood Baptist Church says it will temporarily escrow monies normally given to support Southern Baptist Convention while it mulls its position on the organization's direction. Louisiana's The Message reported that the decision involves about $1 million contributed through the Cooperative Program, SBC's main source of funding for state and national initiatives.

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  9. Prestonwood fights against Russell Moore, growing liberalismRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 18 | Capstone Report

    The time for deference is over. The time for action is now. The Southern Baptist Convention is beset by a ruling class of men like Dr. Russell Moore, Dr. David Platt and Dr. Kevin Ezell who are trying to turn the conservative, pro-life, pro-family SBC into an autocratic, progressive, liberal social justice warrior organization that enables the enemies of Christ and attacks your conservative values.

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  10. Trump Adviser's Church Withholds $500K from SBCPrestonwood Baptist...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | Christianity Today

    A Dallas-area megachurch has decided to escrow Cooperative Program funds temporarily in order to evaluate future support of Southern Baptist Convention causes. At issue are what the congregation calls "various significant positions taken by the leadership of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission that do not reflect the beliefs and values of many in the Southern Baptist Convention," according to a statement the church released to Louisiana's Baptist Message newsjournal .

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  11. Lower Taxes Means More Craft BeerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 9 | The Foundation for Economic Education

    ... not only against their adherents drinking alcohol, they are also against other people drinking alcohol. The Southern Baptist Convention's 2006 resolutions included the following : "RESOLVED, That we urge Southern Baptists to take an active role in ...

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  12. Trump, from democracy to oligarchical theocracyRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 8 | Dear Kitty

    The nomination of billionaire heiress Betsy DeVos to head the Department of Education is one vote shy of failing in the Republican-controlled Senate. One thing that could come to her aid is that she and the entire DeVos family are massive Republican Party donors who helped fund the election of the remaining senators who will decide her fate .

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  13. Southern Baptists Back Away from Backing MosquesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 8 | Christianity Today

    ... commitment to religious freedom and the right of Muslims to have places of worship, they also feel that a Southern Baptist denominational leader filing suit to allow individual mosques to be built is 'a bridge too far.'" Land said that his ...

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  14. What is the Free Speech Fairness Act?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 7 | Deseret News

    ... R-Okla. Lankford is co-chair of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, Scalise is Catholic and Hice is a Southern Baptist pastor. Hice said in a statement that he had "experienced intimidation from the IRS firsthand," adding, "I know just how important it ...

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  15. Conservative Christians are divided on Trump's stance on...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 6 | Salon.com

    If Donald Trump's travel ban goes forward, who else in the GOP will stand up for immigrants and refugees? After President Donald Trump announced that all refugee admissions would be paused for 120 days, a strange thing happened. A series of religious organizations issued stern denunciations: A Lutheran group headlined its press release indicating that it " denounces" the Trump administration's actions; a Catholic group expressed " solidarity " with Muslims and "deep concern" over religious freedom for all groups; more than 2,000 religious leaders signed a letter "opposing" the executive order.

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  16. Religious leaders share their views on immigration orderRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 6 | NewsOK.com

    ... that must balance both national security concerns and the country's role as a compassionate neighbor. The Southern Baptist Convention, the nation's largest Protestant denomination, put this concept in writing at the group's 2016 annual meeting. " ... 1 comment

  17. EDITORIAL: More nibbling at the Scout oathRead the original story

    Sunday Feb 5 | Washington Times

    The assault on everything normal continues. The Boy Scouts of America abandoned the Scout Oath three years ago, which obliged a Scout to "keep myself morally pure," and opened its troops to boys who identify with the homosexual persuasion.

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  18. No stats or big numbers - just one powerful pointRead the original story

    Friday Feb 3 | NewsOK.com

    The Southern Baptist leader said he knew a crowd of Oklahoma Baptists might have been expecting him to quote a statistic or two when he recently stood before them at First Baptist Church of Del City, 6400 S Sooner Road. As president and chief executive officer of LifeWay Christian Resources Rainer probably knows all kinds of statistics about the nation's largest Protestant denomination - and a lot of information about other denominations and faith groups as well.

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  19. Individuals are the key to church growth, synergyRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 2 | NewsOK.com

    Thom Rainer, president and chief executive officer of LifeWay Christian Resources, urged Oklahoma Southern Baptists to take a personal assessment of their own contributions to their churches' growth and climate. Rainer was one of the keynote speakers at the Baptist General Convention's 2017 Evangelism Conference at First Southern Baptist Church of Del City, 6400 S Sooner Road.

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  20. Who is Jerry Falwell Jr. and why is he reforming higher education?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 2 | Engadget

    ... and one of America's most vocal evangelical Christian leaders. He's also the son of ultraconservative Southern Baptist pastor, televangelist and founder of the Moral Majority movement Jerry Falwell. Falwell the younger holds a JD from the University ...

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