SBC president Ed Litton announces task force to oversee Executive Committee abuse review


(RNS) — Southern Baptist Convention President Ed Litton has appointed a seven-member task force to look into accusations the denomination’s Executive Committee mishandled allegations of abuse. The task force includes four Southern Baptist pastors, a lawyer, a social worker and the head of a Mississippi social service agency that works with children. Abuse advocate and … Read more

Christian musician Matthew West deletes ‘Modest Is Hottest’ YouTube video after pushback


(RNS) — Christian musician Matthew West thought he was poking fun at overprotective dads with a new song “Modest Is Hottest.” Instead, he stepped into a firestorm about evangelical purity culture.   The song, which he posted on his YouTube channel, featured lyrics like “Modest is hottest, the latest fashion trend. It’s a little more … Read more