Steep declines in baptisms, worship attendance marked pandemic year Months without in-person worship gatherings are evident in the Southern Baptist Convention’s most recent statistics, as churches in the denomination baptized 112,588 fewer people than the previous year. Worship attendance and church membership also declined in the year nearly all churches shut down gatherings due to […]
Court will mull whether states can ban early abortions The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court said May 17 they will hear arguments next fall in a case that could have a significant impact on states’ abortion laws. The case out of Mississippi asks whether states can ban abortions before an unborn baby is viable. […]
A Southern Baptist church ordained three women as pastors in May, renewing the conversation over gender roles and the church. When Saddleback Church, led by Pastor Rick Warren, posted about the “historic night” on the church’s Facebook page, some Southern Baptist leaders responded on social media. “While I have long respected Saddleback’s ministry impact and […]
Headed to Music City for the 2021 Southern Baptist Convention? We asked Lifeway’s Carol Pipes to share some of her city’s highlights. See her guide to Nashville below, or download the PDF here.
Mohler, others object to ordination of three women as pastors Saddleback Church ordained its first female pastors May 6, posting about the “historic night” on Facebook. The church led by Pastor Rick Warren is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, which holds in its statement of faith that “while both men and women are gifted […]