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5 observations about younger Southern Baptists

In previous decades, some might have seen the SBC as irrelevant to broader evangelicalism. But today the SBC includes some of the largest seminaries in the world, employs a stunning international mission force, and oversees the world's largest Christian resource provider. What about younger Southern Baptists? What does the future of the SBC look like? Read more

Marijuana's potency & what churches can do

President Obama's recent comments about marijuana are very troubling. Having smoked marijuana myself for many years as a teenager and young adult, I can say that the president's claim that marijuana is less dangerous than alcohol is an inadequate comparison. Read more

Stronger together -- state Baptist conventions & the SBC

Fall brings the opening of the new school year, the energy of the season of autumn and, for Southern Baptists, the meetings of the state Baptist conventions. In coming weeks, most of the state conventions will be holding their annual meetings. Pastors and laypeople will gather from local churches and assemble as a convention of Baptist churches. Read more

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