Denominations
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Southern Baptists on Wednesday approved a resolution condemning the “alt-right” white supremacy movement as “antithetical to the gospel of Jesus Christ.” The resolution won nearly unanimous support after a tumultuous 24 hours of debate among delegates to the denomination’s annual convention and the wider evangelical community. The furor started Tuesday when the resolutions committee declined to forward to delegates a measure submitted by Cornerstone Baptist Church pastor Dwight McKissic.

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Battering the gates

Q&A | Christians are not called to run to the hills
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 4/27/17, 04:07 pm

Trevin Wax is a Gospel Coalition blogger and the author of a new book, This Is Our Time: Everyday Myths in Light of the Gospel. Here are edited excerpts of a March interview in front of students at Patrick Henry College. (For more from this interview, see “Millennial mission” and “Preaching to millennials.”)

Many Christians say we’re headed for trouble and hard times. How should we react?

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Officers of the church

Religion | Does a church need its own police force?
by James Bruce
Posted 3/24/17, 05:11 pm

Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Ala., is pushing for the Alabama Legislature to pass a law allowing it and other churches to have their own police departments. Many colleges and universities, including religiously affiliated ones, have their own forces, but Briarwood’s would be a church-first in Alabama and apparently in the United States. A cathedral in York, United Kingdom, has had its own police force since 1106.

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