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In the US, chaos erupts over SBC legal filing in Louisville abuse lawsuit

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United StatesRNS Abuse survivors, along with some members of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee and the SBC’s abuse reform taskforce, have denounced a Kentucky court filing by Southern Baptist entities aimed at limiting their liability for sexual abuse claims. A brief filed earlier this year by lawyers for the Executive Committee, Southern Baptist Theological […]

Jesus saved Beth Moore’s life. Twitter blew it up. A new memoir will tell the story.

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RNS For the past few years, Bible teacher and best-selling author Beth Moore has been one tweet away from disaster. Moore, perhaps the best-known ex-Southern Baptist in the country, will recount her Twitter battles, her split with her former denomination and, more importantly, her lifelong journey with Jesus, in a new memoir titled All My […]

Southern Baptist publishing arm, LifeWay, announces cuts due to COVID-19

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RNS LifeWay Christian Resources, the publishing entity of the Southern Baptist Convention, has announced it will cut roughly 10 per cent of its operating budget through staff reductions, a hiring freeze and salary cuts. The move comes after five consecutive weeks of steep revenue decline in the wake of the coronavirus and the expectation that […]

Not just churches: In the US, camps are also prone to child sexual abuse

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RNS Day and overnight camps are a staple of summer, a welcome relief for working parents.  But they can also present opportunities for sexual predators. Last week, Noah Paradis, 19, a staffer at a LifeWay camp in Arizona, was arrested on five counts of inappropriate touching.  PICTURE: Liam Macleod/Creative Commons The abuse allegedly took place during CentriKid Camp, which was held at […]

Updated: US chain LifeWay to close all stores in 2019

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Last updated: 22nd March, 2019RNS LifeWay Christian Resources announced on Wednesday it will close all 170 of its brick-and-mortar stores in the US this year. That comes as LifeWay, the publishing arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, shifts its resources online, according to the announcement on LifeWay’s Facts & Trends website. It will continue to offer resources […]