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  • Reprint of ex-slave’s book opens ‘underexplored vista’

    February 19 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Reprint of ex-slave’s book opens ‘underexplored vista’

    Reprinting a theology book by a former slave “offers a window” into the “underexplored vista” of African-American theology, says the Southern Baptist Convention officer who has rediscovered the work. Originally published in 1890 by Charles Octavius Boothe, Plain Theology for Plain People was reprinted last year at the prompting of Walter Strickland.

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  • African American missions movement highlighted at SEBTS

    February 13 2018 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    African American missions movement highlighted at SEBTS

    The history of the African American missions movement was the primary focus of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary’s fourth annual Black History Celebration Lunch. “If we only hear about a particular narrative of the American Christian story, our assumption is that God is only working amongst those people,” said Walter Strickland.

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  • Black Southern Baptist history said to be ‘at a crossroads’

    February 6 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Black Southern Baptist history said to be ‘at a crossroads’

    In 1845, at the Southern Baptist Convention’s founding, approximately 1 in 3 Southern Baptist church members was African American. By 1900, there were virtually no black Southern Baptists. Today, about 1 in 5 Southern Baptist churches is predominantly non-Anglo, including some 3,400 predominately African American congregations.

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  • Baptist leaders remember Martin Luther King Jr.

    January 9 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Baptist leaders remember Martin Luther King Jr.

    Pastor James Dixon calls it “otherness,” loving others enough to die for their benefit. That’s what he credits to the late Martin Luther King Jr. nearly 50 years after the civil rights leader’s death. “He allowed his life to enter into the lives of others and not leave them the way he found them,” Dixon said.

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  • ‘MLK50’ conference set on anniversary of King’s death

    April 6 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘MLK50’ conference set on anniversary of King’s death

    A racial unity conference on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. has been announced by the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and The Gospel Coalition. The event will focus on the status and pursuit of racial unity in the American church and culture.

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  • Black history & the SBC: Need for more study noted

    February 27 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Black history & the SBC: Need for more study noted

    Black History Month gives Americans a yearly spotlight on such key figures in U.S. history as Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass and Martin Luther King Jr. Few Southern Baptists, however, have considered key African American figures in Southern Baptist Convention history like Garland Offutt, Emmanuel McCall and Fred Luter.

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