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In the US, lawsuit against McLean Bible, David Platt dismissed

US McLean Bible Church David Platt

RNS A year-long legal battle over a contested election at a prominent Washington, DC-area church appears to be over for now. On Friday, a Fairfax County, Virginia, judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by dissident members of McLean Bible Church who sought to overturn the results of an election for church leaders, known as elders. Those […]

In the US, McLean Bible Church leaders hope a new church election will resolve lawsuit

US McLean Bible Church David Platt

United StatesRNS Leaders of a prominent Washington, DC-area congregation hope to end an ongoing conflict by redoing a contested church election. That election is the subject of a lawsuit pending in Virginia state court. Several current and former members claim McLean Bible Church leaders failed to follow the church’s constitution during an election for church […]

US Christian author Josh McDowell apologises for comments about Black, minority families

RNS A best-selling Christian author and speaker denounced the idea of systemic racism at a national gathering of Christian counselors, saying Black Americans and other minorities were not raised to value hard work or education. Josh McDowell, best known for his book Evidence that Demands a Verdict and other books defending the Christian faith, gave […]

Southern Baptists pick president who worked for racial unity

US SBC Pastor Ed Litton

Nashville, Tennessee, USAP The Southern Baptist Convention tamped down a push from the right at its largest meeting in decades on Tuesday, electing a new president who has worked to bridge racial divides in the church and defeating an effort to make an issue of critical race theory.  Ed Litton, a pastor from Alabama, won […]