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It’s frustrating to see a Baptist leader push so hard to bring the corrupting influence of partisan politics into our churches. And it’s even more frustrating that he does so with false claims. […] Read More

The latest chapter in the nearly 12-year legal saga among Missouri Baptists ended Tuesday with another stinging defeat for the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC). A unanimous three-judge ruling from the Southern District of the Missouri Court of Appeals against the MBC focused on rules broken by the MBC’s attorneys. The appellate court defeat for the […] Read More

A Baptist conference center in Missouri filed a $10 million lawsuit against the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) on Friday, Oct. 25. The suit comes after an exposé about a settlement in a similar case and the MBC’s efforts to keep the settlement quiet. Trustees for Windermere Baptist Conference Center (WBCC), a 55-year-old Baptist campground […] Read More

Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) officials finally admitted to a lawsuit settlement that they failed to report to members after more than eight months of secrecy. The admission followed an exposé on Monday detailing the settlement. MBC’s admission was couched in inaccurate attacks on Late last fall, the estate of the late businessman William […] Read More

Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) officials quietly settled last year a lawsuit, agreeing to pay $500,000 to the estate of a deceased businessman. The settlement represents another chapter in a long list of legal defeats in the MBC’s 11-year legal fight against Missouri Baptist ministry organizations that left the MBC’s control. According to legal documents obtained […] Read More

When Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson steps to the podium this afternoon at the annual meeting of the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC), his presence will represent a contradiction both for him and the organization. Patterson has publicly denounced Christians suing one another as violating Scripture, but he privately told Missouri Baptist leaders they […] Read More

Roger Moran, a layman influential in Missouri Baptist life, recently released a scathing attack on Missouri and Southern Baptist leaders for supporting practices and evangelistic methods he finds inappropriate. Moran accuses Baptist leaders of following “cultural liberalism,” which he calls the “new liberalism” that he believes “is infecting the SBC in a significant way.”   […] Read More

If there had been any lingering doubt as to the resolve of the Missouri Baptist Convention’s (MBC’s) executive committee to continue the legal battles with the five “renegade” agencies, as they are fond of labeling them, those uncertainties have all been dispelled by Executive Director David Tolliver’s most recent article in The Pathway.   The […] Read More

Throughout the Missouri Baptist Convention’s six-year legal battle against five Baptist agencies, convention leaders frequently promised that no Cooperative Program money would be used to fund the lawsuits. However, an analysis of the MBC’s audit reports indicates that more than $1.5 million dollars of CP money—given by MBC churches to sustain various ministries and missions […] Read More

An appeals court ruled against the Missouri Baptist Convention Tuesday in the MBC’s six-year legal battle against five state ministry organizations. The Western District of the Missouri Court of Appeals released a 3-0 decision in favor of Windermere Baptist Conference Center. The decision affirmed the March 2008 circuit court ruling in favor of Windermere. Judge […] Read More