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The SBC Isn’t Handling Its ‘Abuse of Faith’ Megascandal

Reading Time: 9 minutes SBC-lings like to imagine that their denomination is a loose federation of churches that govern the denomination from the bottom up. Yep, they’re all just big ol’ Jesus-ers who Jesus together — and, coincidentally, pool material resources to convert and control the whole world. The opposite is actually the case, as the EC demonstrated in spades that week.

Posted inReligion

The SBC’s 2021 Book of Reports Is Out!

Reading Time: 6 minutes As is our wont each year, we now turn our gaze to the 2021 Annual Report of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). These reports — as biased, uneven, and spin-doctored as they always are — are of great importance to anybody keeping tabs on evangelical Christians. They give us a great deal of information. Not only do these reports cover the previous year, but they also give us hints about evangelicals’ strategies for the year(s) ahead. They even reveal the various stresses on evangelical leaders’ minds! So today, let’s check out this year’s report for some basic stats.

Posted inReligion

Russell Moore: Not Really a Hero

Reading Time: 8 minutes In these two letters, Moore tries very hard to portray himself as a man of deep principles and great morality: a hero in every sense of the word, fighting hard against the enemies of good in the halls of power in his denomination. Alas, his actual behavior doesn’t quite support that portrayal. Today, we’ll see how Russell Moore fits into his own self-presentation as a big damn hero.

Posted inReligion

How the SBC Lied for Jesus With Their 2021 Annual Report Sneak Peek

Reading Time: 9 minutes It’s fascinating to me to see how the SBC’s Dear Leaders spin-doctor their decline to the flocks, not to mention how they keep trying to reverse (or at least bottom out) their decline. And friends, they outdid themselves with a shockingly-dishonest press release about their 2020 numbers. Today, I want to show you how the SBC’s leaders misrepresented the truth about last year’s numbers with their 2021 Annual Report sneak peek.

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