Donald Trump's meeting with over 900 evangelical leaders Tuesday morning helped move the conservative evangelical needle in his direction, however, some prominent evangelicals are not ready to fully back the real estate mogul.
The 70-year-old Trump met with evangelical pastors and leaders in New York City for a "conversation" at the Marriott Marquis that was designed to allow the evangelical community to get to know the billionaire better, while allowing Trump to get to know the concerns of evangelicals better.
Ultimately, Trump participated in three different meetings with evangelical leaders Tuesday morning. First, Trump met with a small group of selected evangelical leaders at Trump Tower around 8 a.m. Then, he met with another small group of select leaders at the Marriott Marquis before he addressed the 900 other evangelical leaders in attendance for the large-group meeting at the hotel. more >>
Former Southern Baptist Convention President Dr. Ronnie Floyd is not endorsing any candidate for president despite agreeing to be on Donald Trump's religious advisory board.
Earlier this week the Trump campaign sent an email out to supporters announcing the creation of an evangelical executive advisory board. Dr. Floyd was among the names listed as being part of the advisory board.
A spokesperson for Floyd provided The Christian Post with a statement regarding the former SBC president's decision to join the board. more >>
Forgiveness is a lifestyle we need to practice every day, Pastor Rick Warren says.
Warren, who heads Saddleback Church in Orange County, California, said in his Daily Hope devotional that there are three main reasons why we as Christians need to forgive: because God forgives us, because forgiveness benefits our personal health, and because we need forgiveness every day.
The first reason to practice forgiveness is because God forgave us of our sins when he sent his only son to die on the cross and be resurrected. more >>
The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission received criticism from some members of the Southern Baptist Convention at the denomination's annual meeting on Wednesday for filing an amicus brief on behalf of a Muslim group seeking to build a mosque.
In May, the ERLC joined a diverse coalition of groups in an amicus brief to support the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge in its lawsuit against a New Jersey township that rejected its application to build a mosque.
At the SBC's annual meeting held earlier this week in St. Louis, Missouri, some of the messengers called for action to be taken against the ERLC for joining the amicus brief. more >>
The following speech was delivered by outgoing Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd at the SBC Annual Meeting, Tuesday, June 14, 2016. You can watch a video of the address here.
"The stakes couldn't be higher." These were the first words shared with us by the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Paul Ryan. When he walked into that small luncheon gathering on April 27th with a few evangelical leaders, sat down at the table with us and uttered these words, they did not just captivate me, but confirmed everything I have felt for the past year of my life. Listen to his words again: "The stakes couldn't be higher."
These words are relevant not just to America, but also for every church in America, including our Southern Baptists churches. more >>
The Southern Baptist Convention, America's largest Protestant denomination, met this week (June 14-15) in St. Louis in what turned out to be one of its most memorable annual meetings.
Southern Baptists, with nearly 15.5 million members in approximately 47,000 local congregations nationwide sent their messengers (elected representatives) from autonomous local congregations all across the land to St. Louis with a sense that they faced important decisions.
First of all, Southern Baptists were facing a moderate, but several year decline in conversions and membership for the first time in their 161-year history. more >>