K. Hollyn Hollman

K. Hollyn Hollman

K. Hollyn Hollman is general counsel for the Washington-based Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty.

Friday, 28 June 2013 08:10

An enduring promise

Religious liberty is what we all have in common.

When Baptists in America study their history, they typically respond with pride. The denomination’s longstanding witness on behalf of religious liberty can be traced to the first Baptists in England, who boldly proclaimed that God alone was the ruler of conscience. As Thomas Helwys put it to King James, the king is not God, but a mortal man, with no power over the souls of his subjects.