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Southern Baptist Theological Seminary penned a 70-page report on the seminary’s shameful complicity in slavery, Jim Crow and white supremacy. While the clear-eyed report is not enough, it is a strong start. […] 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

In August 1979, the day that my wife, Debra, graduated from Mercer University in Georgia, we moved to Louisville, Ky., for me to begin seminary education at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. We would spend the next seven years in Louisville while I pursued first the master of divinity and then the doctor of philosophy degrees. […] Read More

A victims’ advocacy and support group on Monday asked Southern Baptist Convention leaders to seek input from outside experts and victims in developing a denomination-wide response to sexual abuse by clergy. In June SBC messengers referred a motion to the SBC Executive Committee requesting “a feasibility study concerning the development of a database of Southern […] Read More