• Gaines backs call to relocate Confederate statue

    September 15 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Gaines backs call to relocate Confederate statue

    Steve Gaines, president of the Southern Baptist Convention and senior pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova, Tenn., signed a letter to the Tennessee Historical Commission, along with more than 150 Memphis-area religious leaders, expressing support for a call to relocate a Confederate statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest.

    READ MORE
  • Seminary Reformation tours leave pastors inspired

    September 8 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Seminary Reformation tours leave pastors inspired

    Renewed commitments to expository preaching and teaching theology were among pastors’ takeaways this summer from Reformation tours of Europe led by Southern Baptist seminaries. “After going and seeing the tour of Martin Luther [sites] – all ... the risks he took – why would you ever do anything other than preach the Bible?” said Clint Pressley.

    READ MORE
  • Pew: Reformation theology waning among Protestants

    September 7 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pew: Reformation theology waning among Protestants

    Five hundred years after the start of the Protestant Reformation, a majority of U.S. Protestants reportedly reject the Reformation doctrines of sola fide (the belief men and women are saved by faith alone) and sola scriptura (the belief scripture is the only infallible guide for faith and practice).

    READ MORE
  • Reformation panel planned for annual meeting

    September 5 2017 by BR Staff | with 0 comments
    Reformation panel planned for annual meeting

    As North Carolina Baptists prepare for the annual meeting of the Baptist State Convention of N.C. (BSC), the BSC Historical Committee plans to offer a panel on the Reformation as well as a film on the topic. “Christians ... need to reflect on the fact that Christianity is a historical religion,” said Don Wright.

    READ MORE
  • WWII ship’s discovery prompts survivor to ‘praise the Lord’

    August 25 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    WWII ship’s discovery prompts survivor to ‘praise the Lord’

    When Edgar Harrell learned about the recovery of the U.S. Navy destroyer whose sinking he survived 72 years ago, his first reaction was “praise the Lord!” The U.S.S. Indianapolis’ discovery was announced by Paul Allen, an entrepreneur whose research ship located the wreckage 3.5 miles below the surface of the Philippines Sea.

    READ MORE
  • Biologists analyze 900-year-old Gospel of Luke

    August 15 2017 by Julie Borg, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Biologists analyze 900-year-old Gospel of Luke

    Scholars study old manuscripts by analyzing linguistics and writing styles to learn about the authors and the world in which they lived. But researchers are missing a wealth of information they could glean from biological materials in the texts because libraries prohibit invasive sampling of rare and precious books.

    READ MORE
  • 400 years: Pocahontas conversion discussed

    August 2 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    400 years: Pocahontas conversion discussed

    Four hundred years after the death of one of the most well-known Native Americans in history, scholars say Pocahontas’ profession of faith in Christ is among the few facts known with certainty about the famed daughter of a Virginia Algonquin chief. Yet her conversion is absent from some contemporary portrayals of Pocahontas’ life.

    READ MORE
  • Do Baptists spring from Anabaptist seed?

    July 5 2017 by Ben Hawkins, Missouri Baptist Pathway | with 0 comments
    Do Baptists spring from Anabaptist seed?

    At one Anabaptist museum in Austria, visitors can see the chains with which Anabaptist women were shackled to their homes. Without their husbands’ consent, these women had accepted the Anabaptist message and were baptized. Yet, in these instances, the women were allowed to live, since their husbands needed them to raise their children and tend to their homes.

    READ MORE
  • ‘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.

    READ MORE
  • 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.

    READ MORE
  • 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.

    READ MORE
  • Billy Graham exhibit opens at N.C. museum

    November 16 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    Billy Graham exhibit opens at N.C. museum

    The day before Billy Graham turned 97, the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh opened a 5,000-square-foot exhibit honoring the life of the famed Baptist evangelist. The free, privately funded exhibit opened Nov. 6 and will be on view through July 10, 2016.

    READ MORE
  • Billy Graham exhibit to honor state’s ‘Favorite Son’

    October 6 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    Billy Graham exhibit to honor state’s ‘Favorite Son’

    The North Carolina Museum of History will open a special exhibit to honor the life of Billy Graham Nov. 6, the day before the famed evangelist’s 97th birthday. The exhibit will include memorabilia, displays and multimedia that document his early days as a farm boy in Charlotte …

    READ MORE
  • 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.

    READ MORE
  • 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 ...

    READ MORE
  •  |<  <  1 - 2 - 3 - 4  >  >| 
    Displaying results 16-30 (of 50)