A Southern Baptist seminary that in February lamented its historical ties to slavery is unwilling to make monetary reparations to a nearby historically black Baptist college, according to the seminary’s president and trustee chairman.
“The paschal mystery is that through dying comes new life. Resurrection life always takes on new form, and Central knows that well.”
“I do not like to be called a Christian magician,” David Garrard, a retired children’s minister and magician from St. Matthews Baptist Church in Louisville, says. “I’m a magician who is a Christian.”
The Spirit of God keeps blowing where it will. Baptist women are now serving as pastors and associate ministers in all kinds of different settings and situations.
A panel at a historically black college in Louisville, Kentucky, said a December report on the history of slavery and racism at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is meaningless as long as the school continues to perpetuate the flawed theology behind the founders’ slaveholder religion.
“Battle for the Minds” is not only a historical record of a tumultuous time at a leading Baptist seminary, but also serves as a cautionary tale about the ongoing misogyny within the Southern Baptist ecclesial tradition.
A Southern Baptist Convention agency head and former colleague suggests renaming the chapel at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary after its current president, Albert Mohler. “Southern Seminary has a list of presidents who are renowned – James P. Boyce, E.Y. Mullins,…
Celebrating Albert Mohler’s 25th anniversary as president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, former Southern Baptist Convention president James Merritt recalled the journey’s rocky start. “When he came here, there were very few exceptions, almost everybody hated Dr. Mohler,” Merritt, lead…
I am sick to death of decades of our ceaseless inability to avoid personal, spiritual and communal schism in our churches and ourselves. Truth to tell, however, 2,000 years of Christian history illustrate that the same Jesus Story that unites all Christ’s church often drives it apart. I’ve often teased that “Baptists multiply by dividing.” It’s not funny anymore. Never was.