Rev. Dr. Angela Yarber is Pastor for Preaching and Worship at Wake Forest Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Rev. Yarber has penned an open letter to Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy in the wake of his media storm-causing comments to Baptist Press. Below is the full-text of Rev. Yarber’s letter: An Open Letter to Dan Cathy […]
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Dr. Glenn Jonas is a Professor of Religion and Chair of the Department of Religion at Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina. Jonas is also the author of a fine new book chronicling the rich 200-year history of First Baptist Church of Raleigh, North Carolina. Established in 1812, FBC Raleigh has gained a reputation […]
The Southern Baptist Convention has consistently opposed the inclusion of gays and lesbians in the military. In 1993, Southern Baptists adopted a resolution titled “On Homosexuality, Military Service and Civil Rights.” That resolution resolved: Be it further RESOLVED, That we oppose all effort to provide government endorsement, sanction, recognition, acceptance, or civil rights advantage on […]
Today, there are two interesting columns on the new Gallup poll showing that a record-low 41% of Americans self-identify as “Pro-Choice.” Just last July, 47% of Americans embraced the “Pro-Choice” label. Meanwhile, 50% of Americans call themselves “Pro-Life.” This stat is down just one-point from the record-high in 2009 of 51%. Over at Washington Post’s […]
[For background, please see my last post: Richard Land the Plagiarist: Top SBC Ethicist Stirs Up Controversy With Someone Else's Rant.] In the last post, I revealed that Richard Land passed off as his own – plagiarized – two separate columns during his March 31st radio program. I received more than a few e-mails asking […]
Richard Land is the President of the ETHICS & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. A controversy began to brew on April 2 when Associated Baptist Press reported on Richard Land’s comments regarding the Trayvon Martin tragedy – “Land says activists using Trayvon Martin” – on his Nashville radio program Richard Land Live […]
Alliance of Baptists Celebrates 25th Anniversary, Proposes Statements on Trayvon, Transgender Victims & More// Apr 09, 2012
The Alliance of Baptists will meet later this week in Austin, Texas to celebrate the small progressive denomination’s 25th anniversary: We began as a dissenting voice in Baptist life 25 years ago. Today we are the many voices of progressive Christians around the world seeking to respond to the continuing call of God in a […]
Below is a round-up of my recent blog posts here at the BDW Blog: Video: People of Faith Against North Carolina’s Anti-Gay Amendment One (3/30) Jimmy Carter Backs Abortion-Reduction and Restricting Abortion Rights (3/29) Robert George Replaces Richard Land on U.S. Commission on Religious Freedom (3/28) My Thoughts on Al Mohler’s interview of former President […]
Check out this video titled “People of Faith Against Amendment One” produced by the Coalition to Protect North Carolina Families. The short-video features several North Carolina Baptist pastors among other Christian and Jewish clergy.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter recently called on the Democratic Party to back abortion-reduction efforts and restrictions on abortion rights. On a media tour promoting his latest and most unique book – NIV Lessons from Life Bible: Personal Reflections with Jimmy Carter – the former President had this to say about abortion during an interview […]