On Aug. 13, 2002, the Missouri Baptist Convention filed its first lawsuit against five Baptist institutions that shifted to self-perpetuating boards. Fifteen years and several million dollars later, 40 percent of the cases remain unresolved.
For the past eight years, First Baptist Church in Kearney, Neb., has been in new construction mode. Land was purchased, plans were in hand and the congregation had voted to start building. And then God opened the door to an unexpected opportunity.
Wendell Griffen recently made headlines as some state politicians seek to remove him from the bench. Griffen serves as pastor of New Millennium Church (a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship congregation in Little Rock, Ark.) and as a Pulaski County circuit judge.
By Bobby Ross Jr., Religion News Service|
August 17, 2017
DALLAS (RNS) — Anyone who knows the Bible shouldn’t take issue with the idea that God has given President Trump authority to take out North Korea’s dictator, said Pastor Robert Jeffress, the Dallas megachurch leader who drew sharp rebukes for stating just that.
NASHVILLE (BP) -- According to a study released this week, two-thirds of Americans (67 percent) say they are sinners. And most people apparently aren't too happy about it -- only 5 percent say they have no desire to mend their ways.
RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- There was a time when the thought of international missions conjured up images of a complete and irrevocable break with the familiar world: a hut on the savannah, a shack in a Chinese village, a boat on the open ocean. But as the twenty-first century dawned, we found ourselves at sea on stranger tides.
HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ordered Baylor University to turn over information —including interview recordings and documents — it provided to a law firm it hired amid a sexual assault scandal that rocked the nation's largest Baptist school.
After his girlfriend leaves him, Steve Martin learns about being viewed differently in the 1984 comedy, The Lonely Guy. In one scene, he dines out, ignored by a crowded room, until he tells the host he is dining alone.
As Missouri Baptist Convention leaders sought to justify their decision to sue five Missouri Baptist institutions, they made some promises to messengers and other Missouri Baptists. Fifteen years have passed since the start of the MBC’s litigation against the Missouri Baptist Foundation, Missouri Baptist University, The Baptist Home, Windermere Baptist Conference Center and Word&Way — with the suits against MBU and TBH still unresolved. How have two of those early key promises fared with the passage of time?
KSDK's Mike Bush reports on dozens of volunteers in the town of Viburnum, Missouri who spend hours, days and sometimes weeks fixing the houses of their neighbors for free. "Love Thy Neighbor" began at First Baptist Church of Viburnum.
What is your view of the ongoing Missouri Baptist Convention lawsuits?