Category Archives: Race Relations

Southern Baptists moving from sinful past into a bright future

The ethnic diversity of the Southern Baptist Convention is rapidly growing. African American churches affiliating with the SBC and culturally diverse church plants account for most of this growth. According to the North American Mission Board, between 1998 and 2013, membership in mostly non-white churches increased by 116 percent. In 2014, more than 58 percent […]

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Haynes example of how contending for the faith transforms society

Guest article from Curtis Woods, associate executive director of the Kentucky Baptist Convention African-American evangelicals have been passionate about social justice and biblical reconciliation since the late 18th century. Allow me to introduce you to Lemuel Haynes (1753-1833), an American patriot and abolitionist intellectual. Haynes was born in West Hartford, Conn., to unmarried biracial parents. […]

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THE PURGE

Guest post by Curtis Woods, Associate Executive Director of the Kentucky Baptist Convention The movie entitled “The Purge” is not that farfetched in light of human depravity. For those who don’t know, the film’s theme centers on a citywide decree that all crime, no matter how grotesque, would be forgiven for a 24-hour period. In […]

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Guest Post: How Our Church Overcame the Race Barrier

This guest article from Jared Lafitte. He blogs at jaredlafitte.wordpress.com. I went to college in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, and I loved it. Rooting for the Bears and the Cubs, eating pizza at Giordano’s and Gino’s East, hanging out downtown on the weekends… it was all a blast. But as I spent time exploring […]

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