Historians say Southern Baptist women paved way in improving race relations

While much history is written about the role of organizations such as the Christian Life Commission in leading the Southern Baptist Convention to repent of its racist past, a panel of historians says black and white women had been working together as partners for many years.

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A portion of the genocide memorial in Armenia. (Creative Commons photo)
A portion of the genocide memorial in Armenia. (Creative Commons photo)

Like pope, recent Baylor symposium called Armenian massacre ‘genocide’

“Remembering Genocide,” a symposium to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the slaughter of more than 1 million Armenian Christians, used the same term that landed Pope Francis in hot water with the Turkish government, which denies the killings were genocide.

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SBC controversy reverberates for second, third generation ‘exiles,’ book says

A new book by communications professor Carl Kell tells the story of the 1980s SBC “holy war” through the eyes of sons and daughters of moderates disenfranchised by the fray.

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SBC leader says Honeycutt’s ‘holy war’ sermon was destined to fail

Aug. 28 marked the 30th anniversary of one of the most memorable sermons in a long-running struggle between factions vying for control of the Southern Baptist Convention in the late 20th century.

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“Annie Armstrong” welcomes WMU visitors to her home church. (ABPnews/Herald photo by Bob Allen)
“Annie Armstrong” welcomes WMU visitors to her home church. (ABPnews/Herald photo by Bob Allen)

A picture worth 500 words: WMU’s 125th anniversary prompts a lively visit

Shifts in the Baptist landscape took on new meaning recently when WMU members touring Annie Armstrong’s Baltimore home dropped in on a once prominent Southern Baptist Convention church.

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Church holds final service before demolition for stadium

A historic African-American congregation in Atlanta is saying goodbye to its home of 143 years to make way for a new NFL stadium.

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Pressler says SBC controversy started in Houston church

“Conservative resurgence” co-founders Paul Pressler and Paige Patterson passed on stories about the early days of the struggle to students at Midwestern Seminary.

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Festival to mark 300 years of Baptist witness in Virginia

Event marks the arrival in 1714 of an English “messenger” who organized the first Baptist church in the colony.

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2013: The year in deaths

The year 2013 witnessed the passing of several high profile Baptists.

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2013: The year in quotes

Following are some memorable quotes from news and commentary articles published by ABPnews in 2013.

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