Southern Baptist Convention

Pastor Fred Luter (AP Photo)

Southern Baptists re-elect first black president

HOUSTON (AP) — The Southern Baptist Convention re-elected its first black president, the Rev. Fred Luter Jr., at its annual meeting Tuesday. Luter was first elected in 2012. His presidency comes at a time when […]

06/11/2013

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500 years later, theological debate still simmers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Is God’s saving grace free to anyone who accepts Jesus, or did God predestine certain people for heaven and hell before the beginning of the world? That’s a 500-year-old question, but […]

06/09/2013

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Study: Immigration bill would help Social Security

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan immigration bill pending in the Senate would strengthen the Social Security trust fund by adding millions of workers to tax rolls, and provide a boost to the overall economy, according […]

05/09/2013

Evangelical churches refine message on gay issues

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Rev. Robert Jeffress has changed the way he talks about homosexuality from the pulpit. The pastor hasn’t stopped preaching that homosexual sex is sinful, but he no longer singles it out for special condemnation.

01/31/2013