White Gen X and millennial evangelicals are losing faith in the conservative culture wars


(The Conversation) — Since the 1970s, white American evangelicals — a large subsection of Protestants who hold to a literal reading of the Bible — have often managed to get specific privileges through their political engagement primarily through supporting the Republican Party. In the 1980s, President Ronald Reagan symbolically consolidated the alliance by bringing religious … Read more

A guide to what’s at stake at the Southern Baptist Convention’s historic annual meeting


(RNS) — The annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention begins Tuesday (June 15) with more than 17,000 “messengers” arriving in Nashville, Tennessee, to chart the future of the largest Protestant denomination in the U.S. This year’s meeting, the first since 2019 due to COVID-19, has riveted national attention as the Southern Baptists face decisions … Read more

Anne Graham Lotz: ‘I just have to follow the Lord and what he’s called me to do’


(RNS) — After speaking at Houston’s Second Baptist Church on Mother’s Day, Bible teacher Anne Graham Lotz got an email from one of the congregation’s 83,000 members. “He said that morning, during the message, he was revived and brought back to the Lord, in confession of sin and repentance and just a recommitment to love … Read more