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Noel Erskine

Though revered and claimed as an inspiration by people with a wide range of religious and political commitments, Martin Luther King Jr., as he often reminded audiences, was nurtured in the black church. King demanded justice for the powerless and advocated on behalf of the voiceless while a pastor in the black church. When he […] Read More

Noel Erskine is professor of theology and ethics at Emory University in Atlanta. Noel’s articles that have appeared on are available here, and his interview at the 2013 BWA annual gathering is available here. 1. Where did you grow up? Jamaica. 2. What is your favorite Bible verse, book or story? Why? Psalm 31:15a: […] Read More

The name, William Carey, is well known as he founded the Baptist Missionary Society and preached his inaugural sermon in 1793. What is not equally well known is that another Baptist, George Liele, began his mission work in Jamaica 10 years earlier. He arrived in January 1783 with his wife, Hannah, and their four children. […] Read More