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Even churches on the progressive end of the Baptist spectrum, who are open to the LGBTQ community being members, still prefer that their welcoming stance and support of same-sex marriage aren’t too widely broadcast. […] Read More

When churches reach out for recommendations for pastoral candidates, certain candidates are recommended while others are not. It’s a system that disadvantages women and LGBTQ ministers. […] Read More

Christianity in China is growing at a rate not seen since the 1930s. Despite political restrictions and regulations on constructing church buildings, Christians adapt to meeting in hotels or private premises for worship services. […] Read More

Barely one out of three Protestant and nondenominational adults in the US who attend church at least monthly read their Bible each day, a report says. Nearly nine out of 10 read their Bibles at least monthly. […] Read More

Baptists By the Sea

Representing 50 million Baptists around the globe, the Baptist World Alliance’s yearly meeting zeroed in on three themes: missions and evangelism, women in ministry, and the need for a theoretical and pragmatic hermeneutic. […] Read More

U.S. adults expressed mixed views about clergy, with slightly more than half affirming clergy have a positive impact on society, a study found. Among the religiously affiliated, 62% say clergy have a positive influence. […] Read More

With plenary sessions examining and celebrating the role of women in ministry, the Baptist International Conference on Theological Education held earlier this month drew some 200 participants. […] Read More

Continuing a multiyear decline, only 36% of U.S. adults expressed “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in organized religion, Gallup found. It’s an all-time low in the poll’s history. […] Read More

We’re living in angry times, and churches show little difference. Imagine the amazing witness churches would have today if they were known by the way they reconcile with, love and restore one another. Houston, we have a problem. […] Read More