Panel recalls Elliott controversy

Faculty at Midwestern Seminary reflect on what one panelist called among the top-five all-time SBC controversies.

Read More

Conference marks 200 years of missions

McAfee School of Theology — in collaboration with the American Baptist Historical Society, the Baptist History and Heritage Society, Baptist Women in Ministry and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship — will host "The Judsons: Celebrating 200 Years of Baptist Missions, Learning from the Past and Looking to the Future" Nov. 14-16 in Atlanta.

Read More

Slavery’s blot still stains city, panel says

150 years after the Civil War, racial reconciliation remains elusive in the former capital city of the Confederacy.

Read More

Scholar says faith prompted Emancipation

The Emancipation Proclamation is remembered for its impact on ending slavery, but often overlooked is the insight it gives into President Lincoln’s shifting views on religion, says a Yale Divinity School scholar.

Read More

Branch Davidian impact felt after 20 years

While neighbors in nearby West, Texas, reeled from a deadly fertilizer plant explosion, scholars gathered in Waco to discuss the lasting impact of the siege and raid on the Branch Davidian compound 20 years ago.

Read More

University recalls Baptist roots

George Washington University, a private institution of higher learning in Washington, D.C., got its start as Columbian College, founded by Baptist leaders including missionary Luther Rice.

Read More
Members of the Mochida family awaiting evacuation bus. Identification tags are used to aid in keeping the family unit intact during all phases of evacuation. Mochida operated a nursery and five greenhouses on a two-acre site in Eden Township. He raised snapdragons and sweet peas. (Photo/Wikipedia Commons)
Members of the Mochida family awaiting evacuation bus. Identification tags are used to aid in keeping the family unit intact during all phases of evacuation. Mochida operated a nursery and five greenhouses on a two-acre site in Eden Township. He raised snapdragons and sweet peas. (Photo/Wikipedia Commons)

Video recalls ‘forgotten’ Pearl Harbor

“A Church Stands With Its People” tells the story of American Baptist missionaries who swam against the tide of public opinion by reaching out to persecuted Japanese-Americans caught up in World War II hysteria.

Read More

Recipient of free campus has Baptist roots

A for-profit Christian university named new owner of a Massachusetts campus founded by legendary evangelist D.L. Moody previously acquired a debt-ridden university originally started by Southern Baptists.

Read More
The W.E. James complex is one two California Baptist University buildings supposed to be original to a former retirement home reputed to have been an insane asylum. (CBU photo)
The W.E. James complex is one two California Baptist University buildings supposed to be original to a former retirement home reputed to have been an insane asylum. (CBU photo)

Baptist ghost story called urban legend

A legend that California Baptist University is built upon a former insane asylum over haunted catacombs is being challenged by a website that believes in ghosts.

Read More

Be true to religious liberty, Baptists urged

“What will become of our commitment to religious liberty now?” historian Bill Leonard asks Baptists about the loss of Protestant privilege in American life.

Read More