“I do not need to tell this church the church of the West has had a horrible history of racism,”..
Southern Baptist president says racial insensitivity shows disregard for the gospel
by: Adelle M. Banks BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 10, 2019 (RNS) — Speaking at a black church Sunday (June 9) in a city that is nearly 75% percent African American, theRead More
Showing how faith and forgiveness healed Charleston church shooting survivors
Wheaton College screens new documentary ‘Emanuel’
By Tom Siebert WHEATON, Ill., June 11, 2019 — Gun massacres are a common occurrence in American life. During this year alone in the United States, there have been moreRead More
Author Jennifer Berry Hawes interview
Mother Emanuel’s forgiveness narrative is ‘complicated,’ says reporter-turned-author
by: Adelle M. Banks June 6, 2019 (RNS) — Four years ago on June 17, when Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church became national news, Jennifer Berry Hawes was oneRead More
Southern Baptist to meet June 11-12 meeting in Birmingham, Ala.
Southern Baptists report condemns ‘epidemic’ of abuse, looks at ways to assist victims
by: Adelle M. Banks June 8, 2019 (RNS) — A new Southern Baptist Convention report on sex abuse, filled with the voices of survivors, acknowledges numerous ways the denomination hasRead More