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Women’s Leadership Network begins blog, podcast, FB
Apr24

Women’s Leadership Network begins blog, podcast, FB

NASHVILLE (BP) — The newly launched SBC Women’s Leadership Network will empower Southern Baptist women while concurrently embracing theological complementarianism, two network leaders told Baptist Press. The group provides a resource for women that is already prevalent among Southern Baptist men, leaders said. “Historically in SBC life men have had multiple options to connect in this way,” WLN steering...

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Ronnie Floyd elected SBC EC president/CEO
Apr02

Ronnie Floyd elected SBC EC president/CEO

DALLAS (BP) — Ronnie Floyd is the new president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee, elected today (April 2) by ballot vote in a called meeting in Dallas. Floyd received 68 of 69 votes cast, the EC said, electing Floyd in an executive session of nearly four hours. A former SBC president, Floyd will announce his resignation April 7 as pastor of Cross Church in northwest Arkansas in accepting the...

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Church sues state for requiring abortion insurance
Mar17

Church sues state for requiring abortion insurance

KIRKLAND, Wash. (BP) — An evangelical church is suing the state of Washington over a new law requiring employers to cover abortion in insurance plans if those policies also cover maternity. Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) filed a lawsuit March 8 on behalf of Cedar Park Assembly of God in Kirkland, Wash., challenging the Reproductive Parity Act signed into law a year ago. Cedar Park offers its 185 eligible workers group...

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Truce ends 6 year religious liberty battle for Colorado cake baker
Mar09

Truce ends 6 year religious liberty battle for Colorado cake baker

DENVER(BP) — The Colorado Civil Rights Commission (CCRC) and Christian cake baker Jack Phillips are ending a six-year legal battle over whether Phillips can refuse business projects that violate his religious beliefs. But the truce leaves unanswered the larger question of whether the First Amendment frees proprietors to limit their business to dealings that honor their religious beliefs, Phillips’ attorneys with Alliance...

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By slim vote, Methodists maintain biblical marriage
Feb28

By slim vote, Methodists maintain biblical marriage

ST. LOUIS (BP) — United Methodist bishops are promoting unity in the global church after delegates narrowly retained biblical marriage and a ban on LGBT ordination at a contentious 2019 General Conference in St. Louis. Delegates approved Feb. 26 the so-called Traditional Plan by a margin of 53.3 percent to 46.7 percent, going against the One Church Plan backed by the United Methodist Church (UMC) Council of Bishops in advance of...

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