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Author Emmanuel McCall

The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) adopted the “Statement on the Crisis in the Nation” in June 1968. This action was championed by state and national denominational SBC leaders. It called on the churches and people of the SBC to repent of past racism and pledge to go forward in improving race relations. Five SBC auxiliaries […] Read More

It is well known that Martin Luther King Jr. had a brilliant mind, especially about spiritual and theological matters. That influence was stimulated by his father, grandfather, uncles and the preachers of stature that he met – especially Benjamin E. Mays and William Holmes Borders. The last two names epitomized the best in both intellect […] Read More

I came to the Home Mission Board staff of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) in July 1968. In the previous month, at its annual meeting, the SBC passed a “Statement On The Crises in Our Nation.” SBC agencies were charged with implementing its recommendations. The Home Mission Board (HMB), Christian Life Commission (CLC), Woman’s Missionary […] Read More