(Washington, D.C.) — Violence is exploding in our cities, schools and churches. Racism is tearing us apart. The Supreme Court is poised to rule against Biblical marriage. Americans have murdered 57 million children through abortions and there is no end and sight. Marriages and families are imploding all around us. Poverty is growing. Drug and alcohol use is epidemic. And that’s just here at home. Abroad, Iran is closing in on The Bomb. ISIS is exploding across the Middle East. The Kremlin is growing more aggressive. Our politicians are abdicating their Constitutional responsibilities.And many Americans seeing no reason to go to church or put their hope in Jesus Christ.
In this context, thousands of Southern Baptist pastors and lay leaders gathered in Columbus, Ohio, this past week for their annual convention. But this was not business as usual. They gathered to do some serious soul searching.
The good news: the number of SBC churches is growing, rising from 46,000 to more than…
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