A trailer for "Different Books, Common Word: Baptists and Muslims," an hour-long documentary produced by EthicsDaily.com in 2010.
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The issue of women’s roles, now a non-issue for American Baptists, remained a hot topic among Southern Baptists, Independent Baptists and National Baptists in the 1990s. Out of the SBC controversies of the 1980s, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship formed in 1990-91, deliberately affirming women in all aspects of Gospel ministry, including proclamation. By 1993 over […]Read More
Reform Party presidential candidate Pat Buchanan called on students, faculty and supporters at Bob Jones University to join his campaign, dubbed “Gideon’s army,” to take America back from moral decadence. In his first campaign speech since surgery in mid-August, Buchanan said, “I believe, and I hope, that one day we can take America back. That […]Read More
Contrary to glowing reports in family Christmas letters, many parents are struggling over their children. Why? Parents naturally have high hopes and expectations for their offspring. Often, however, these hopes go unmet. There are numerous causes of parental disappointment, among them health problems, educational failure, divorce, substance abuse. Whatever its source, when real life shatters […]Read More
One year after the SBC revised its “Baptist Faith and Message” in 1963, Addie Davis became the first Southern Baptist woman to be ordained to the ministry. Seven years passed before another SBC church ordained a woman minister, Shirley Carter. Numerous SBC men affirmed the ordination of women, but bitter opposition remained among some SBC […]Read More
Increasing numbers of independent and Southern Baptists were highly suspicious of Baptist women’s involvement in the broader women’s movement in America and Europe. Nevertheless, enough SBC men voted to accept women messengers with voting privileges in 1918, two years before passage of the 19th Amendment that enfranchised American women. Baptists in California hired Amy Lee […]Read More