Stories by Travis Loller

Friday, May 30, 2014

Southern Baptist membership declines for 7th year

A new report by the Southern Baptist Convention puts total membership in the Nashville-based SBC at 15.7 million. That's down from 15.9 million in 2012.
By Travis Loller

Friday, Sept. 21, 2012

Movie questions hell as place of eternal torment

Filmmaker Kevin Miller believes the debate about the nature of hell is not academic. He believes our ideas about hell have a real-world effect on the way we live our lives.
By Travis Loller

Friday, Aug 3, 2012

Bible translation has new format

New Bible translation hopes to engage readers with screenplay format, modern language
By Travis Loller

Friday, July 20, 2012

Site fosters debate on evolution

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Biologos website provides forum for civil debate of evolution between evangelical scientists and Southern Baptists. 
By Travis Loller

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Southern Baptists elect first black president

NEW ORLEANS — The Southern Baptist Convention voted Tuesday to elect its first African-American president in one of its biggest steps yet to appeal to a more diverse group of believers.
By Travis Loller

Friday, June 15, 2012

Southern Baptists set to elect first black president

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Four months ago, two black pastors stood in a hallway of the Southern Baptist Convention's Nashville headquarters looking at a row of white faces.
By Travis Loller

Friday, June 8, 2012

Graham organization to take revival online

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association is looking to save souls through the Internet in a way that perhaps only such a large and established organization can.
By Travis Loller

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011

Southern Baptists studying name change

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Some leaders in the nation’s largest Protestant denomination say it’s an idea that needs to be considered for an evangelistic faith with declining membership.
By Travis Loller
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Defendant acquitted of top charges at rape trial
After less than two hours of deliberations, the jury acquitted Christopher Davis of rape and aggravated sodomy, convicting him only of aggravated assault, possession of a knife during the ...