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Political engagement modes offered at ERLC conf.
Aug11

Political engagement modes offered at ERLC conf.

NASHVILLE (BP) — What model of political engagement should evangelical Christians adopt in current American culture? P Speakers addressed that question with various suggestions during “The Gospel and Politics,” a national conference sponsored by the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission Aug. 5 in Nashville. It is a new day for evangelicals and other religious conservatives in the United States,...

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Bush, Rubio address Southern Baptists
Aug07

Bush, Rubio address Southern Baptists

NASHVILLE (BP) — Southern Baptists heard from two presidential candidates and considered how the Gospel of Jesus applies to politics in back-to-back events Tuesday and Wednesday (Aug. 4 and 5) in Nashville. The interviews of Bush and Rubio came a day before the ERLC’s 2015 National Conference on applying the Gospel to politics. The Aug. 5 event focused on how evangelical Christians should engage in the public square in a...

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Supreme Court extends same-sex marriage nationwide
Jun26

Supreme Court extends same-sex marriage nationwide

WASHINGTON (BP) — The U.S. Supreme Court transformed the legal definition of marriage Friday (June 26), legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. In a 5-4 decision, the high court ruled that states must recognize marriages between people of the same sex, providing a new definition throughout the country to an institution created by God as a covenant between a man and a woman. Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority...

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Guide to protect churches from ‘sexual liberty’
Jun10

Guide to protect churches from ‘sexual liberty’

WASHINGTON (BP) — The Southern Baptist Convention’s religious liberty entity has collaborated with a leading legal advocacy organization to provide guidance for churches and other institutions in the face of the advance of “sexual liberty” and same-sex marriage. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) and Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) have published protecting Your Ministry,” a legal...

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‘Pray for Marriage,’ ERLC urges for Supreme Court
Apr20

‘Pray for Marriage,’ ERLC urges for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (BP)—The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) is inviting Christians to pray regarding what might be a landmark decision on marriage by the U.S. Supreme Court. The ERLC launched its Pray for Marriage initiative on April 7, three weeks before the high court’s April 28 oral arguments involving same-sex marriage. The justices are expected to issue an opinion by late June or early July. In asking...

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