‘The BJC is prepared to strongly defend religious liberty’

Throughout her life, Reba Cobb has learned that religious liberty and separation of church and state are a critical part of Baptist identity. But, it wasn’t until she heard James Dunn speak during seminary that she first learned of the work of the Baptist Joint...

District court rules against clergy tax break

By Bob Allen, Associated Baptist Press, with BJC Staff Reports
A federal judge said that an IRS rule allowing clergy to avoid paying taxes on a part of their income designated as a housing allowance violates the constitutionally mandated separation of church and state.

From the January 2014 Report from the Capital

A Baptist commitment to freedom and evangelism

By Brent Walker, Executive Director
A pastor friend recently asked me to write a short piece on the importance to Baptists of church planting. I agreed to do it, but only in the context of a larger discussion about the relationship between freedom and evangelism.

From the January 2014 Report from the Capital

BJC supports strong legal standard in contraceptive mandate cases

By Holly Hollman, General Counsel
The Obama administration’s contraceptive mandate — the requirement, under the Affordable Care Act, that most employer-provided health insurance plans cover all FDA-approved methods of contraception — continues to stir controversy and spawn new lawsuits at a dizzying rate.

From the January 2014 Report from the Capital