For years, Southern Baptist Convention leaders refused to listen to abuse survivors, ignoring their concerns and labeling them as enemies of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination.
MinistryWatch President Warren Smith comments on one or more stories in the week’s news, adding an additional perspective or, sometimes, a behind-the-scenes look at how the story came to be.
(RNS) — The president of one of the Southern Baptist Convention’s largest seminaries resigned on Friday (Sept. 23), less than four years after taking office.
Federal officials have begun an investigation into sexual abuse in the nation’s largest Protestant denomination, Southern Baptist Convention officials announced Friday.
On Friday (July 29), Southern Baptist Theological Seminary president Albert Mohler released a statement explaining what he and two others meant when they were tasked with defining the title of pastor in the Baptist Faith ...
Bart Barber Wants the Southern Baptist Convention to Regain its Rural Soul
Southern Baptists Change Direction on Sexual Abuse after Years of Delay
A week before the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting, when a massive report about its leaders’ mishandling of sexual abuse claims was already drawing attention, Executive Committee Chairman Rolland Slade was asked to read Scripture ...