Denominations
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SBC leader proposes reforms to address sexual abuse

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 2/19/19, 12:22 pm

The leader of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) on Monday announced proposed changes following an investigative report published last week finding widespread sexual abuse by pastors, staff, and volunteers in the denomination. “Brothers and sisters, there is a problem,” SBC President J.D. Greear said during prepared remarks at a two-day meeting of the denomination’s executive committee. “This is not a fabricated story made up by people with a secular agenda.

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Passing the baton

Religion | Denominations elect new leaders at summer assemblies
by Alex Duke
Posted 7/05/18, 01:14 am

The big news from this year’s Southern Baptist Convention gathering in Dallas concerned two presidencies.

On Tuesday, June 12, nearly 70 percent of the 10,000 “messengers”—delegates—elected J.D. Greear the denomination’s new president. The election of Greear, the senior pastor of a multisite megachurch in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., marks a key change for America’s largest Protestant denomination.

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Passing the baton

Evangelicalism | The SBC and the PCA elect new leaders at summer assemblies
by Alex Duke
Posted 6/18/18, 01:38 pm

The big news from this year’s Southern Baptist Convention gathering in Dallas concerned two presidencies.

On Tuesday, June 12, nearly 70 percent of the 10,000 “messengers”—delegates—elected J.D. Greear the denomination’s new president. This election of Greear, the senior pastor of a multisite megachurch in Raleigh and Durham, N.C., marks a key change for America’s largest Protestant denomination.

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