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May 21, 2014
The Atlantic finds new sect: Southern Baptist Convention
Maybe someone at The Atlantic was trying to be clever or just writing too fast....
May 20, 2014
Baptists ‘unofficially’ changing doctrine on homosexuality?
Southern Baptist leaders are seeking a "softer approach on homosexuality," reports National Public Radio's "All Things Considered."...
April 25, 2014
Al Jazeera offers its own take (literally) on SBC sex summit
A week or so ago I mentioned, in a meeting that included both traditional and...
March 13, 2014
Pod people: There really are two sides to every story, folks
The stories we critique here at GetReligion usually fall into one of two categories. First...
October 24, 2013
Moore of the same, but still a worthy effort
I had a sense of deja vu this week as I clicked on a 2,000-word...
September 12, 2013
Hey, guess what, all Baptists are Calvinists
Where's Joe Carter when you need him? Oh, right. I forgot. Before his premature departure,...
September 07, 2013
Pod people: ‘Conservative’ Baptists spark a conversation
In three and a half years, I've written 439 posts for GetReligion (this makes 440,...
September 04, 2013
AP embraces cliches, labels in seminary prez profile
Yawn. Sorry, I just finished reading The Associated Press' feeble attempt at profiling Albert Mohler...
July 17, 2013
A top-notch profile of Baptist ethicist, with a few caveats
I really liked Tennessean Godbeat pro Bob Smietana's profile last year of Richard Land, then...
July 10, 2013
In Kentucky, ‘Shiite Baptists’ and the crazy old uncle
Thou shalt not write an inflammatory newspaper column. Hell, it seems, hath no fury like...
June 13, 2013
Holy Scouts! Southern Baptists didn’t do what we expected!
So, when push came to shove, what did the Southern Baptist Convention decide to do...
June 11, 2013
Calvinism debate shakes up Southern Baptist Convention
Just how much do you know about Calvinism? Former GetReligionista and current Religion News Service...
June 10, 2013
Southern Baptists on the downhill slide?
This just in from The Associated Press: Southern Baptists are having a tough time. But...
June 08, 2013
Pod people: ‘Mass exodus’ from the Boy Scouts?
One of the wonderful things about writing is the ability to type something, decide it's...
June 05, 2013
Seven questions about Boy Scout gay policy coverage
Headlines over the Boy Scouts of America's decision to allow openly gay members are still...
June 01, 2013
Churches dumping Boy Scouts over gay policy … or not?
Godbeat pro Bob Smietana wrote a story this week exploring whether churches will keep sponsoring Boy...
May 11, 2013
In post-denominational age, what’s in a name?
Joe Carter, our newest GetReligionista, referenced Southern Baptist name-change discussions in a post earlier this week....
May 10, 2013
Asking the Boy Scout questions that matter the most
If you know anything about the politics of gay rights, you know that there is...
May 07, 2013
So, what do Southern Baptists have to do to get some ink?
A couple of years ago the Southern Baptist Convention explored the option of changing their...
December 15, 2012
Pod people: Forgiveness is such a simple word
Forgiveness is such a simple word But it's so hard to do when you've been...
December 10, 2012
The Southern Baptists’ scarlet ‘A’
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