J.D. Greear, who was nominated last week as a candidate to become the next president of the Southern Baptist Convention, is sharing seven tips for pastors to follow before preaching about homosexuality.
In a blog post on his website titled "7 Points to Consider When You Preach About Homosexuality," authored by Brad Hambrick, pastor of Counseling for the Summit Church of Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, where Greear serves as lead pastor.
"The tone of the pastor will be the tone of a church and the emphasis of the pastor will be the emphasis of a church," wrote Hambrick. more >>
Leading Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore says Christians should vote for third-party or write-in candidates rather than settle for the "lesser of two evils."
Moore, who is the president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, wrote an op-ed published by Christianity Today on Wednesday addressing one of the most frequent questions that he has been asked during the current election cycle.
The question: Should Christians Vote for the Lesser of Two Evils? more >>
Conservative Christians in America are going to be facing a "fundamental rethinking" about the government if the choice for president in November is between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, a Southern Baptist leader warned.
"At the very least this is going to require of conservative Christians in America a fundamental rethinking of what we believe about the purpose of government and the character of political leadership," said Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
"We are going to have to be thinking through and praying through how Christian faithfulness, biblical fidelity, gospel faithfulness, can be channeled into very real but finite political choices that are going to be presented to the American people on the presidential ballot form this coming November," he added, according to Baptist News. more >>
Leading Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore is encouraging pastors not to perform wedding ceremonies for couples who are not Christians and those who are living in sin simply because members of their families belong to their church or their congregation is pressuring them to do so.
Moore, who is the president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, spoke at a conference on "The Church and Sexuality" that was held at the First Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, by the state's Baptist and Southern Baptist leaders on Monday.
Alabama.com reports that Moore told the crowd of about 500 people that pastors cannot hold non believers and those already living in sin accountable to their wedding vows if they are already not living their lives by God's design. more >>
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas took some time off the stump Sunday to visit megachurch Pastor Ronnie Floyd's Cross Church in Springdale, Arkansas. Floyd, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, was quick to point out, however, that the visit was not indicative of an endorsement.
Floyd explained to congregants and media that Cruz's presence should not be mistaken for his (Floyd's) support, and that the church would welcome any candidate of any party to attend its services, Arkansas Online reported Sunday.
Perhaps in an effort to tamp down speculation that he is backing Cruz, the church preemptively issued a statement days ahead of the senator's Feb. 28 visit. more >>
Chick-fil-A restaurants that display the American flag are flying them at half-staff in memory of recently deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
The fast food chain that specializes in chicken sandwiches and headed by a conservative Southern Baptist family asked their restaurant managers to lower the American flag in remembrance of Scalia, who died Saturday of natural causes.
"Anytime the president orders the flag be flown at half-staff, Chick-fil-A restaurants do so — as is the case with honoring Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia," read a statement sent to The Christian Post by the fast food company. more >>