Southern Baptists Take Action to Address Church Sexual Abuse--Joe Carter
During the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) annual meeting this week in Birmingham, Alabama, Southern Baptists took several significant actions to address the crisis of sexual abuse in Southern Baptist churches.
Representatives at the convention, known as “messengers,” voted to adopt one resolution and approve two changes to SBC governing documents that deal with sexual abuse.
Died: Lloyd John Ogilvie, Celebrated Preacher and Senate Chaplain--Kyle Rohane
Acclaimed author, speaker, and preacher Lloyd John Ogilvie—who pastored historic First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, California, for 23 years and served as chaplain of the US Senate from 1995 to 2003—died last week at age 88.
This 15th-Century Russian Icon is a Window Into the Holy Trinity
As we approach the great feast of the Most Holy Trinity, which falls on the Sunday after Pentecost, we may fittingly meditate on this most fundamental of all of the mysteries of the Christian faith with the aid of Russian iconographer Andrei Rublev’s Trinity icon, completed sometime between 1411 and 1427, at the same time Fra Angelico was painting his first masterpieces in the vicinity of Florence.
My Eyes Have Seen Your Salvation--Michael Pakaluk
Here’s a sign that we don’t sufficiently grasp our religion as salvation: someone who has been rescued never ceases to give thanks. But we do not flock to the Eucharist (lit. “thanksgiving”) to express our gratitude, unceasingly.