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Emerging Voices | Building Bridges in New Cultures

By LaLeita Small | October 15, 2018

Experiencing life in a new culture is a reminder of how importance it is to build bridges to forge new relationships. We must show respect, open-mindedness, love, hope and grace as we exemplify Christ’s heart toward humanity.

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Aundreia Alexander, then national coordinator for refugee resettlement and immigration services at American Baptist Churches USA, highlights biblical stories about migrants and sojourners -- and discusses why advocacy for immigrants and refugees matters today.

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Through the Door: A Documentary about Faith and Prisons

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Looking Back at Baptist Women: Great Awakenings

By Carol Ann Vaughn | June 6, 2000

Baptist women participated in both the First and Second Great Awakenings in America. Both revival movements produced many Baptist women preachers, prophets, educators and missionaries. From Freewill Baptists, Mary Savage and Sally Parsons preached to New England crowds in the 1790s. The press touted revival evangelist Clarissa Danforth as the “sensation preacher of this decade” […]

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An ‘Idolatrous’ Revision of Faith

By Bob Setzer Jr. | June 6, 2000

Nowhere did Jesus limit women to a subordinate role in his kingdom. In fact, quite the opposite. At every turn, he lifted them up. But there is a far more serious revision in the “new” Baptist Faith and Message (a confessional statement first adopted in 1925). The revision removes Jesus Christ as the “criterion for […]

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The Celtic Way of Evangelism

By Robert Parham | March 28, 2000

The model of Celtic Christianity offers Western church leaders a way forward into the 21st century. Celtic Christianity stands in contrast with the early church’s mission to “Romanize” and “Christianize” other peoples. Early Christians, Protestant reformers and 20th century mission leaders believed barbarians first must be civilized before they could be christianized. Another example arose […]

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A Personal Struggle with Soul Freedom

By Will D. Campbell | September 1, 1995

We all know that the most vain of mortals are those who make a career of humility lest their true vanity be unmasked. Exhibitionism is tacky, and vainglory is the cardinal sin, another reason to be judicious with superlatives when reporting on one’s own pilgrimage. I have perceived over the years, however, that the only […]

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The Penrose St. Amant Lectureship on the Baptist Vision Established

By Walter B. Shurden | January 1, 1995

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