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ERLC National Conference envisions ‘Cross-shaped Family’
Oct25

ERLC National Conference envisions ‘Cross-shaped Family’

  GRAPEVINE, Texas (BP)—Christians have been crucified with Christ, and He liberates them to love their families genuinely, Russell Moore said, during the opening address of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s fifth annual national conference. Moore, the ERLC’s president, spoke to nearly 1,000 people gathered for “The Cross-shaped Family,” the SBC entity’s three-day conference (Oct. 11-13) at the Gaylord Texan Resort...

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ERLC, BGEA back coach in appeal to Supreme Court
Oct20

ERLC, BGEA back coach in appeal to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (BP)—The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) and other organizations have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower court decision they contend violates the First Amendment rights of public school teachers and coaches. The court has twice rescheduled a conference to consider whether to accept the appeal, according to First Liberty Institute, which represents a coach in the case. The ERLC...

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Runners raise $6,000 for hungry during SBC
Jun30

Runners raise $6,000 for hungry during SBC

DALLAS (BP)—More than 200 Southern Baptists raised beyond $6,000 to feed the hungry by participating in the Global Hunger Relief (GHR) Run June 13 during the 2018 meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). Through registration fees paid by runners, the second GHR Run—which began at 6:30 a.m. on the second day of the SBC meeting in Dallas—raised about $1,000 more than last year’s inaugural run in Phoenix. GHR is a partnership of...

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High court annuls ruling against florist
Jun26

High court annuls ruling against florist

WASHINGTON (BP) — The U.S. Supreme Court provided a promising directive today (June 25) in the ongoing effort by business owners to practice their faith convictions. The justices issued an order that annulled a lower-court ruling against Washington state florist Barronelle Stutzman, a Southern Baptist who declined to design flowers for a same-sex wedding. The order also instructed the Washington Supreme Court to reconsider its...

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SBC resolutions affirm women, denounce abuse
Jun13

SBC resolutions affirm women, denounce abuse

DALLAS (BP) — Messengers to the 2018 Southern Baptist Convention affirmed the dignity and worth of women, denounced all forms of abuse and called for sexual purity among Christian leaders in adopting 16 resolutions Tuesday (June 12). Passage of the resolutions on women, abuse and pastoral purity by nearly unanimous votes late in the afternoon session came after months of disclosures of sexual abuse and misconduct by male leaders...

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