According to this Baptist Press article, “SBC Executive Committee President and CEO Ronnie Floyd said he was ‘deeply saddened’ to learn of the burning.”
In this Washington Post article, “Prominent evangelical church is the first to sue D.C. over covid-19 worship limits,” Michelle Boorstein writes:
The suit comes at a complicated time for Capitol Hill Baptist, which has no online ministry and says in its suit that worshiping together in person is required for a “biblically ordered church.” The 132-year-old, largely White, conservative congregation has spent much of the year in intense internal conversation about racism, politics, the overwhelming White evangelical support for President Trump, and what it all means for the Christian witness. There have been church book groups discussing White privilege, and clergy this week are launching a teaching series on how to remain close amid disagreements on race and politics.
In this post, Brad Green writes, “Current revolutionary activity is a manifestation of a kind of religious faith, even if this faith is—on Christian terms—ultimately a form of unbelief.“