Southern Baptist Convention membership slipped below 15 million in 2018: report

The Southern Baptist Convention experienced a decline in membership and worship attendance in 2018 but also an increase in financial giving, according to recently released numbers.

Photo: Ray Brantley, a messenger from Texas, front, prays for unity June 12, during the first session of the two-day Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, on June 12, 2018.

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3 debates surrounding the crucifixion

The crux of the Christian faith is the cross. This is the moment in history where Jesus Christ, the Son of God, voluntarily laid down His life so that humanity might be set free from sin and restored to life, Christians have believed through the ages.