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Bush, Rubio To Speak Before Southern Baptist GroupRepublican presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio hope to connect Tuesday with Christian conservatives, a key group of voters in the early primary states of Iowa and South Carolina.
Southern Baptists Oppose Gay Boy ScoutsThe Southern Baptist Convention approved a resolution Wednesday expressing its opposition to the Boy Scouts of America's new policy allowing gay Scouts, though it doesn't explicitly call for churches to drop all ties with the organization.
Theological Debate Simmers Ahead Of Texas ConventionThe debate over the Christian concept of Calvinism is about 500 years old. That's not stopping it from causing division in the nation's largest Protestant denomination.
Southern Baptists Elect 1st Black PresidentAt the end of the day Wednesday, the presidency of the Southern Baptist Convention will pass to an African American pastor for the first time.
Southern Baptists Meet During Rough TimesSouthern Baptists may elect their first African American president when they meet Tuesday as they consider how to attract more believers in a country that is more diverse than ever.
Southern Baptists Set To Elect 1st Black PresidentRev. Fred Luter Jr. is the man poised to become the first African American president of the nation's largest Protestant denomination when convention delegates vote next week.
Southern Baptist Leaders OK 'Great Commission'Leaders of the nation's largest Protestant denomination have endorsed an optional alternative name for the Southern Baptist Convention: Great Commission Baptists.
Southern Baptist Panel Recommends Add-On To NameSouthern Baptists first considered changing their name in 1903. Leaders have seriously proposed it at least 13 times since then.
Southern Baptists See Drop In Members, BaptismsThe Southern Baptist Convention baptized fewer people in 2010 than any time since the 1950s and also saw declines in overall membership and attendance, according to internal figures released ahead of the denomination's annual meeting in Phoenix.
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