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Russell Moore on Sex (Answers to the Questions You Didn't Ask)
Originally Posted: 08/01/2014 - 4:42pm | Type: Blog

Issues of the kind that belong on the therapist's couch are the kinds of topics that frequently crowd the inbox of Russell Moore, who recently marked his first anniversary as the Southern Baptist Conventi ...

Southern Baptists Pray for 'Favorable' Hobby Lobby Ruling
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 5:26pm | Type: Blog

Southern Baptists prayed Wednesday that the Supreme Court would rule in favor of the Green family, the evangelical owners of the Hobby Lobby craft chain that challenged the contraception mandate in the Afforda ...

World Vision Reverses Decision on Same-Sex Marriage, Calls It 'A Mistake'
Originally Posted: 03/26/2014 - 7:14pm | Type: Blog

Christian relief organization World Vision has reversed its decision after announcing this week that it will no longer define marriage as between a man and a woman in its employee conduct manual. ...

World Vision and the State of American Evangelicalism
Originally Posted: 03/26/2014 - 10:27am | Type: Blog

In our waywardness, we are willing to withhold our money to make a political point. And we justify it by saying this is an issue of “the Gospel.” But in the words of Brian McLaren, “If the Gospel we preach is ...

U.S. Evangelicals on the Defense Over Uganda’s New Anti-Homosexuality Act
Originally Posted: 03/04/2014 - 5:52pm | Type: Blog

American evangelicals are denouncing a new Uganda law that criminalizes homosexuality, reiterating a position that many have held for years but which has nonetheless drawn scrutiny and skepticism from critics. ...

Religious Leaders' Near-Unanimous Support for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 01/22/2014 - 10:05am | Type: Blog

I do have a layman's interest in the theological justifications being offered in support of (and, perhaps surprisingly, against) comprehensive immigration reform. But for now, I will focus mostly on the p ...

Boo! You're Saved
Originally Posted: 10/30/2013 - 2:23pm | Type: Blog

Can you be scared into salvation? Can you be scared into salvation? For the past 41 years, Liberty University’s “ Scaremare ” has attracted thousands to its haunted attractio ...

Respond, But How? What We're Missing On Syria
Originally Posted: 09/05/2013 - 1:28pm | Type: Blog

The jump we often make from just causes and moral cases to military actions reveals our dependence on old habits of war as our only response to conflict and injustice. It also reveals our lack of imagination f ...

The Evolution of Southern Baptist Ethicist Russell Moore
Originally Posted: 07/23/2013 - 10:26am | Type: Blog

Russell Moore, the new chief ethicist for the Southern Baptist Convention, has Jesus in his heart, Wendell Berry on his bookshelf, and Merle Haggard on his iPod. Russell Moore, th ...

Catholics, Baptists Push Back on Obama Administration's Final Contraception Mandate Rules
Originally Posted: 07/02/2013 - 5:55pm | Type: Blog

Just days after the Obama administration issued final rules to religious groups for its contraception mandate, a broad coalition spearheaded by Catholic and Southern Baptist leaders is pushing back. ...

4 Things Religious Conservatives Might Do After High Court Rulings:
Originally Posted: 06/27/2013 - 5:06pm | Type: Blog

The twin Supreme Court rulings on Wednesday that further opened the door for gay marriage in the U.S. were not entirely unexpected, and the condemnations from religious conservatives angry at the verdicts were ...

Christian Leaders Respond to DOMA Decision
Originally Posted: 06/27/2013 - 10:36am | Type: Blog

“DOMA is dead.” “DOMA is dead.” Such were the chants heard outside the United States Supreme Court yesterday when it was announced that the highest judicial body in the nation ...

Growing list of American Evangelicals calling for Congress to pass immigration reform
Originally Posted: 06/25/2013 - 4:35pm | Type: Press

June 25, 2013 Sojo in the News Staff Reporter ...

Do Republicans Have an Evangelical Problem?
Originally Posted: 06/13/2013 - 10:40am | Type: Blog

The vast majority of evangelicals have voted with the GOP in recent elections. In fact, despite some qualms about his Mormon faith, 79 percent of evangelicals voted for Republican nominee Mitt Romney in 2012, ...

SBC leader appears in immigration ads
Originally Posted: 05/30/2013 - 2:51pm | Type: Press

May 30, 2013 Sojo in the News Bob Allen ...