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SBC DIGEST: Longtime Pathway editor Hinkle dies, HBU changes name; SBTS Norton Lectures focus on biblical interpretation

HBU changes name to Houston Christian University; Seminaries are textual communities, Vanhoozer says in annual Norton Lectures.

Homeland Security appoints a new 25-member security faith advisory council

(RNS) — The Department of Homeland Security has announced the appointment of a new, 25-member faith-based advisory council to assist Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas in finding ways to protect houses of worship.

3 Christian teachers share about their work in public schools

America’s education system has been at the center of public debate for decades, if not centuries, but the nation’s current cultural and political climate has brought pressures unlike the past for many of our country’s public school teachers.

How parents can engage local public schools

Should parents be able to dictate what schools teach their children? Should schools be able to hide information about a student from their parents? What rights and responsibilities do parents have when it comes to engaging the public schools in their area? These are not new questions for Christian parents, but the frequency with which […]

England’s monarchy: Ordained ‘sovereign, defender of the faith’?

LONDON (BP) – She was called “the sovereign,” defender of the “one true Protestant religion.” She was crowned in 1953 with nearly 5 pounds of solid gold encrusted with 444 jewels, and was anointed with oils of orange, rose, cinnamon, musk and ambergris.

Expansive pro-life legislation introduced in House, Senate

WASHINGTON (BP) – New legislation to help support pregnant women, young mothers and their children in a post-Roe America has gained congressional introduction.

EC approves Caring Well Sunday for abuse awareness

NASHVILLE (BP) – The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee voted Tuesday (Sept. 20) to add a sexual abuse awareness day to be known as Caring Well Sunday to the SBC Calendar of Activities.

Mohler extols ‘thinking as a Christian’ during ‘Ask Anything Tour’ stop

LEBANON, Tenn. (BP) – Before attending the upcoming Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee meeting in Nashville, Albert Mohler made another stop on his “Ask Anything Tour,” at The Journey Church in nearby Lebanon, Tenn. 

Candidates’ views on handling sexual abuse will be factor, Nominations Committee chair says

NASHVILLE (BP) — The chairman of the Southern Baptist Convention Committee on Nominations wants his group to do its part to ensure board members of Southern Baptist entities reflect the Convention’s stance on addressing sexual abuse.

Americans’ theological beliefs changed to suit post-pandemic practice

NASHVILLE (BP) – Americans experienced seismic changes over the past two years, including, for many, how they attend church. The shift in behavior coincides with a shift in theology.