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  • St. Patrick not 'a closet Baptist'

    March 17 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    St. Patrick not 'a closet Baptist'

    In William Cathcart’s Baptist Encyclopedia, a catalog of Baptist doctrines, organizations and individuals, there is a surprising entry under the letter P: “Patrick, Saint, the Apostle of Ireland.” Perhaps more surprising is that Cathcart, a 19th-century Baptist historian, was not alone in claiming Patrick for the Baptist tradition.

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  • Reformation distinctives addressed by scholars

    September 30 2015 by Andrew J.W. Smith, SBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    Reformation distinctives addressed by scholars

    With the approaching 500th anniversary in 2017 of Martin Luther’s nailing of the 95 Theses to the door of the church in Wittenberg, the signature moment of the Protestant Reformation, speakers at the 2015 Theology Conference emphasized the distinctiveness of the Reformed tradition from the Roman Catholic tradition.

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  • New book showcases Baptist history

    September 3 2015 by Aaron Earls, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    New book showcases Baptist history

    Three Baptist history scholars were not completely satisfied with the textbook options in their field, so they decided to write their own. In The Baptist Story, Michael Haykin, Nathan Finn and Anthony Chute sought to produce a narrative story that spans four centuries of Baptist history, but is approachable ...

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  • 1985 Dallas SBC: 'a watershed moment'

    June 12 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    1985 Dallas SBC: 'a watershed moment'

    “The 1985 annual meeting was a watershed moment in the conservative revolution in the convention,” said Gregory Wills, professor of church history at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. “Southern Baptist moderates mobilized all their resources to stop the conservative advance at the Dallas meeting. Their bid to regain the presidency failed.”

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  • Ohio’s rich Southern Baptist history

    April 13 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Ohio’s rich Southern Baptist history

    As Southern Baptists converge on Ohio this summer (June 16-17) for the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in Columbus, current State Convention of Baptists in Ohio executive director Jack Kwok said they will find a mission field that’s riper than ever.

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  • Discovery of Spurgeon’s Psalter a ‘treasure’

    March 5 2015 by T. Patrick Hudson, MBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    Discovery of Spurgeon’s Psalter a ‘treasure’

    Scholars at Midwestern Seminary have discovered, within the institution’s Spurgeon Library collection, a Psalter that 19th-century Baptist pastor Charles Spurgeon used in the compilation of his commentary on the book of Psalms, “The Treasury of David.” Many believe Spurgeon remains the single most important preacher to have ever graced Baptist history.

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  • Pilgrims & Baptists: the little known connection

    November 26 2014 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pilgrims & Baptists: the little known connection

    Pilgrims and Baptists both emerged from a movement in England known as Separatism and are related more closely than most people realize. Baptist John Smyth pastored a church where many future Pilgrims were members.

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  • Truett's religious liberty legacy celebrated

    July 8 2014 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Truett's religious liberty legacy celebrated

    On the 70th anniversary of George W. Truett's death, present and former pastors of First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas -- where Truett pastored for 47 years -- said his most famous sermon on religious liberty has implications for the advance of secularism, the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision and GuideStone Financial Resources' legal fight against the Obama administration's abortion/contraceptive mandate.

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  • Rapping mom delivers on Baptist history

    May 16 2014 by Shawn Hendricks, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Rapping mom delivers on Baptist history

    Ashley Unzicker stars in a YouTube video featuring a rap song that combines the theme music from the popular ‘90s television show “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” with the outline to a Baptist history course she took at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C.

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