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Your Pastor Isn’t Immune from Mental Health Issues

By Dennis Bickers | September 13, 2019

The ministry can be lonely. It can become even lonelier when ministers battle emotional and mental illnesses, such as depression. During those times, ministers cannot afford to cut themselves off from those who can help them.

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SBC Now Silent on Literal Interpretation of the Bible in Texas Death Penalty Case

By Robert Parham | June 21, 2000

The convicted killer Gary Graham is scheduled for execution by lethal injection in Texas at 6 p.m., Thursday, one week after the Southern Baptist Convention passed its first statement supporting the death penalty. The convicted killer Gary Graham is scheduled for execution by lethal injection in Texas at 6 p.m., Thursday, one week after the […]

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Majority of Americans Favor Women as Religious Leaders

By Sarah Griffith | June 21, 2000

Most Americans support women as religious leaders and have “strong reaction” to the Southern Baptist Convention’s new statement of faith, according to a recent poll. “While the Southern Baptist delegates voted overwhelmingly in favor of this change, it has met with strong reaction from other quarters,” read the poll review from Gallup News Service. A […]

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SBC’s Cultural Retreat

By Robert Parham | June 20, 2000

Protecting a conservative culture was at the heart of the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, not an uncommon move when a religious body perceives itself endangered. With religion editors focusing on the exclusion of women as pastors and preachers arguing about the Bible, one aspect of the meeting received less than adequate commentary. […]

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Baptist Women: Separate Spheres

By Carol Ann Vaughn | June 20, 2000

The first great wave of Baptist women mission volunteers coincided with the first American movement for women’s rights, in the 1840s. At that time mainstream American religion prescribed the role of “domestic evangelists” for women. Their ministry was to occur in the private “sphere” of the home, “separate” from men. As Baptists competed with Methodists […]

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Column Compares SBC, CBF

By Robert Parham | June 13, 2000

Here is a seven-point guidepost to how the Southern Baptist Convention and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship differ. The Southern Baptist Convention is the country’s largest Protestant denomination, but not the only national body of Southern Baptists. Two weeks from now, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship also will meet here. Members in these two organizations once shared […]

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