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What You Can Learn from John Ruskin’s ‘Scandal of Grace’

By Leroy Seat | January 24, 2020

John Ruskin was an influential British writer and social thinker in the last half of the 19th century. His most important literary work highlighted what has been called “the scandal of grace,” drawing praise from Gandhi to Tolstoy.

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"No. 2: Tonya" is the second installment in a short-film series highlighting female Baptist pastors. This film, produced jointly by Baptist Women in Ministry and

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Songwriting as Storytelling: An Interview with Kate Campbell

By Jodi Mathews | January 15, 2002

“Write what you know.” This bit of knowledge came to Kate Campbell early in her music career, and it is something she said has become a rule for her songwriting. This bit of knowledge came to Kate Campbell early in her music career, and it is something she said has become a rule for her […]

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Criswell Supported Peace Conference, Played Pivotal Role in Baptist Peacemaking

By Robert Parham | January 15, 2002

W.A. Criswell wanted Southern Baptists to take the biblical call to peacemaking more seriously and prayed for a solution to the waste spent on armaments. At dusk on Jan. 2, 1979, I met with Dr. Criswell in his private study at the First Baptist Church of Dallas. His disarming warmth and total concentration on his […]

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Fred Shuttlesworth and Racial Justice: An Old Perspective for a New Millennium

By Andrew M. Manis | January 14, 2002

The Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday affords Americans a built-in opportunity to revisit the issue of racial justice. It is also a window through which we may re-view the lives of others who, like King, pushed America toward becoming a “beloved community” of racial justice. If our other patriotic holidays memorialize those who have fought […]

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A Faithful Remnant: Southern White Supporters of the Civil Rights Movement

By Mel Hawkins | January 14, 2002

To tell the story of the American Civil Rights Movement is to tell, largely, an African-American story. The movement originated in the African-American community, the leadership of the movement was overwhelmingly African-American and most of the foot-soldiers were African-American. When you look at the South, the African-American presence—and the white absence—is even more striking. Very […]

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Martin Luther King and Selma’s 1965 Voting Rights Campaign

By Cliff Vaughn | January 14, 2002

On Jan. 2, 1965, Martin Luther King Jr. led a “mass meeting” at Brown Chapel in Selma, Ala. This meeting kicked off the involvement of King’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in Selma’s voting rights campaign. King had already survived the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955-56 and the brutal Birmingham demonstrations of 1963. He had […]

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