Over 90 percent of messengers at the Southern Baptist Convention repudiated the Confederate flag in a vote Tuesday that calls on all Christians and member churches to remove the divisive symbol from public display.
Stephen Rummage, senior pastor of Bell Shoals Baptist Church in Brandon, Florida, and chairman of the SBC Committee on Resolutions, spoke in favor of the resolution, saying, "We ask you to join us in calling Southern Baptists to take a further step in the right direction concerning racial unity for the sake of our witness to Jesus Christ."
Resolution 7 states: "With full respect of the autonomy of the local church, we call brothers and sisters in Christ who display the Confederate battle flag as a memorial … to consider prayerfully whether to limit, or even more so, discontinue its display. We urge fellow Christians to exercise sensitivity so that nothing brings division or hinders the unity of the Body of Christ to be a bold witness to the transforming power of Jesus." more >>
Orlando-based televangelist Paula White says presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump showed genuine concern and expressed interest in attending a prayer vigil for the victims of the Orlando massacre shortly after news broke of the tragedy on Sunday.
White, senior pastor of New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, northwest of downtown Orlando, told Time magazine during an interview that Trump, who is a longtime friend, asked what he could do to help shortly after her early morning Sunday prayer session was cut short by news of the massacre.
Deceased gunman Omar Mateen used an assault rifle to kill 49 people and injure 53 more at a popular gay nightclub called Pulse located just 20 minutes away from White's church. more >>
The government is failing to resolve issues like the achievement gap and economic stagnation because it is ignoring "politically incorrect" solutions, argues a scholar who specializes in education.
William Jeynes, a professor of education at California State University and senior fellow at the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton, recently spoke on these matters at the University of Antwerp in Belgium.
Titled "A Meta-Analysis on the Relationship Between Parental Involvement And Academic & Behavioral Outcomes," the presentation focused on parental involvement on student achievement. more >>
A nominee for the presidency of the Southern Baptist Convention who is not expected to be elected has stated that he is in the race because its "the right thing to do."
David Crosby, pastor of First Baptist Church of New Orleans, was nominated by former SBC President Fred Luter back in March.
The other two nominees are Pastor Steve Gaines of the Memphis, Tennessee-based Bellevue Baptist Church and J.D. Greear, pastor of The Summit Church in Durham, North Carolina. more >>
RICHMOND, Va. – Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's campaign stressed the theme of unity before a large rally of supporters in the capital of the swing state of Virginia.
Local Trump campaign leaders and supporters at the Friday evening rally spoke of the need to come together, with two of the featured speakers being noted as former supporter of U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas.
Joshua Macias, a Gulf War veteran who co-founded Vets for Trump and an attendee of the rally, told The Christian Post that unity was an important theme for the current direction of the campaign. more >>
In June, Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton made history as the first woman to be the presidential nominee for a major party.
While Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has vowed to continue his campaign to the floor of the Democratic National Convention, Clinton is expected to get the nomination.
The aforementioned nuance of her being the first major party candidate is important, as many women have headlined presidential tickets for third parties, going all the way back to when women in some states were not allowed to vote. more >>