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Beneath the Skin

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

Martin Luther King Jr. appeared on the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary campus in Louisville, Kentucky, on April 19, 1961, having been invited by Henlee Barnette and several other professors to deliver the prestigious Julius Brown Gay lectures. King’s SBTS visit and lecture came near the center point of his involvement in the civil rights movement […] Read More

Three documentaries will be shown at the Baptist World Congress in Durban, South Africa, in July. Thousands of Baptists from around the world will gather that week for the congress of the Baptist World Alliance that is held every five years. Under the theme of “Jesus Christ, the Door,” attendees will experience the diversity […] Read More

Two documentaries will air on television networks in March. Since announcing a more intentional focus on providing faith content for television, three documentaries have aired more than 20 times combined on Soul of the South TV network (SSN) and National Religious Broadcasters Network (NRBN). Now, these networks have decided to rebroadcast two of […] Read More

Three documentaries that aired this summer are coming back for an encore on an expanding network focused on African Americans. Documentaries on prisons, racism and immigration – all hot-button issues in the news – will air in December on Soul of the South Network (SSN), headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas. announced in June […] Read More

Soul of the South Network (SSN) will begin airing “Beneath the Skin: Baptists and Racism” at 8 p.m. CST July 28. A special 47-minute version of’s award-winning documentary will be broadcast multiple times in addition to the initial airing. Air times include at midnight July 29 and at 8 p.m. Aug. 1 followed by […] Read More is coming again to your television, this time courtesy of a new network that focuses on African Americans. “Beneath the Skin: Baptists and Racism,”’s award-winning documentary, will be broadcast multiple times in late July and early August on Soul of the South Network (SSN). These broadcasts will be followed later in August with […] Read More

One of the real pleasures of documentary filmmaking is getting to spend some intentional time with people – that is, directed moments together that can include conversation, observation, contemplation. People of all ages have impressed me, but perhaps no group more so than those with decades of experience. Age affects each of us differently, but […] Read More

Several stories about athletes being the target of racial slurs have arisen recently. In response, college athletics might assess penalties if certain words are used during a game. I applaud the governing forces for looking into the problem. The comments from former college and professional players in these reports reveal that racial slurs from the […] Read More

Baptist World Alliance (BWA) General Secretary Neville Callam declared that Baptists need to take a resolute and strong stance against racism. Callam, who delivered the second annual Sam Sharpe Lecture on “The Deconstruction of Race” in the United Kingdom in October, said the notion of race is a social construct not based on scientific reality. […] Read More