Month: June 2018

NEWS ANALYSIS: Was SBC #MeToo resolution on abuse a band aid for larger issues?

The Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Dallas may have had only one fifth of the messengers as the previously largest SBC convened in the Texas stronghold, but when messengers unanimously passed a resolution on abuse, they failed to note lack of a clear…

Jesus followers ‘not exempt’ from power, money & sex addiction, exec warns

DALLAS (June 12, 2018) — Randy Adams, executive director of the Northwest Baptist Convention, in an article on his website June 7 has alleged there is a “serious erosion of cooperation and trust between the North American Mission Board (NAMB) and denominational partners.” “Many…

OPINION: The ‘MeToo’ movement deserves more than the SBC

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (June 9, 2018) — I should have said something. Tears flowed freely a few years ago when I sat at a table surrounded by women my age attending an event for veterans learning to engage in small business. We were surrounded by…

Patterson chief-of-staff tweets: Position ‘eliminated’

FORT WORTH (June 9, 2018) — Scott Colter, chief-of-staff for embattled former president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, June 9 said he learned June 8 his position with Southern Baptist’s largest seminary had been “eliminated.” “It has been one great…

UPDATED: Patterson attorney releases ‘facts’ in response to more accusations

 FORT WORTH (June 4, 2018) — As sure as I am a journalist, I have wondered in the past week few weeks how news media could have been so certain in their stories that they were reporting objectively. After all, initially there were no…

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