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Pam Durso

Baptists have long been known as strong, tireless defenders of religious liberty, believing that everyone should be free to accept God’s offer of salvation and free to worship or not to worship according to the dictates of conscience. […] Read More

Many strongly worded statements have been issued since the reporting of hundreds of victims of sexual abuse within Southern Baptist churches. But it’s time we listen to the victims, mostly women, and allow them to find their voice. […] Read More

Among my favorite collaborative partnerships has been one between Martha Stearns Marshall and Melissa Rogers. Martha and Melissa have worked together to amplify the voices of Baptist women preachers. You are thinking that I got this all wrong. Martha and Melissa lived in different centuries. They certainly never met. They had little in common – […] Read More

Churches around the globe paused earlier this week and remembered the courage of a man named Martin – and rightfully so. Martin Luther’s challenge of the Catholic Church on Oct. 31, 1517, reshaped the 16th-century Christian landscape, and it continues to influence Christian life in the 21st century. Soon, other voices joined Luther’s call for […] Read More

Pam Durso is executive director of Baptist Women in Ministry. 1. Where did you grow up? My father was a Baptist pastor so we moved several times during my childhood and teenage years. I was born in Big Spring, Texas, started first grade in Fort Worth, graduated high school in Beeville and went to college […] Read More

LEARNING FROM BAPTIST HISTORY Editor’s note: As part of an emphasis leading up to Baptists’ 400th anniversary in 2009, EthicsDaily.com is running a series of columns by staff of the Baptist History and Heritage Society about lessons from Baptist history and why they are relevant today. Ann Hasseltine Judson was an extraordinary woman, faithful Christian, […] Read More

Women have come a long way in moderate Baptist ministry in four decades, but groups like the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship need to do far more to match their walk with their talk when it comes to opening pulpits to female pastors, a historian told a state CBF gathering on Saturday. Women have always been part […] Read More

A missionary of love and hope to the entire world, Mother Teresa profoundly shaped my understanding of the Christian faith. She provided a model of what Christ calls each of us to be and do. Every day of her life, no matter where she was or what she was doing, she lived her faith. But […] Read More

The Mother of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. I love the family gatherings, the big meal with too much food to eat and the long afternoon of football games and napping. Like most Americans, I heard the story of the Pilgrims and the Indians and the dinner they shared together so I knew a […] Read More

The Mother of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. I love the family gatherings, the big meal with too much food to eat and the long afternoon of football games and napping. Like most Americans, I heard the story of the Pilgrims and the Indians and the dinner they shared together so I knew a […] Read More