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SBC FAQs

By | April 17th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , |

With the annual Southern Baptist Convention approaching  Dr. Walter Strickland and SEBTS Director of Communications Amy Whitfield answered a series of the most important questions concerning denominational life and how the SBC works. Here is an excerpt on the importance of this content  from the book SBC FAQs: A Ready Reference, Amy Whitfield co-authored with Dr. [...]

National African American Missions Conference

By | April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

1. What is the goal of the goal of the conference and how long has it been around? The conference has been around since 2013. The focus for the conference is to minister to the hearts of African Americans who have a passion for cross-cultural missions and provide networking and resource opportunities. NAAMC offers Missions-driven, powerful, [...]

Language and Identity: The Pressure to Switch Dialects

By | March 14th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

“Normal” speech is determined by our families and local communities. Our assumptions about verbal communication are challenged and expanded when we enter new environments – this is especially true of our educational journeys.  In college and seminary, we gain a new theological lexicon and are faced with the challenge of communicating the gospel “down home” and “on [...]

Bagged Lunch Series: Ministering in the #MeToo Era & How All Christians Should Respond to Sexual Abuse

By | March 12th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

There is never a lack of news that either makes our day or makes our day worse. Whether good or bad, we tend to share news within our circle of friends which are likely to be people who look or think like us. While this is not inherently wrong it could be enabling our blind spots. [...]

Hidden Figures Series: Missie Branch, Assistant Dean of Students to Women

By | March 12th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

It’s often the case that the hidden figures of history turn out to be pillars on which we stand. This reality was brought to the forefront in recent years through movies like "Hidden Figures" where many learned for the first time that the first successful American orbit around the moon in 1969 was indebted to the [...]

Liberation and Reconciliation: A Black Theology, A Critical Review

By | March 5th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

The Black Power Movement in the late sixties sought to ascribe dignity and self-worth to black people that impacts all areas of life. The revolution liberated black people from the crushing effects of racism socially, economically, and psychologically by using violence if necessary. The religious implications of the Black Power movement allowed J. Deotis Roberts to [...]

Can Minority Christians Thrive in White Evangelical Spaces?

By | March 2nd, 2018|Categories: Blog, Videos|

Dr. Walter Strickland discussing with Dr. Carl Ellis Jr. about the question "Can Minorities thrive in White Evangelical Spaces?"   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtIcB4i2kIE

The Christianity of Frederick Douglass

By | February 14th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

“I love the religion of our blessed Savior. …” (My Bondage and My Freedom) Frederick Douglass is a seminal figure of American history. His writing and oratory skill has etched his name into the annals of the all-time great communicators. While Douglass is arguably the most important black leader of 19th century American history due to [...]

Top Resources from the African American Faith Tradition

By | February 12th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Black history month is regarded by many as an ironic designation for the month of February. While the history of African Americans including their stories, accomplishments, and contributions are worthy of celebration, the existence of the month reminds us of the segregated historical accounts our societies operate under. When the American history timelines touted by academic [...]

Black History Month Spotlight: Frederick Douglass

By | February 7th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

"A Narrative of the Life, Bondage, and Freedom of Frederick Douglass" In Talbot County, Maryland was born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey around the year 1818. His heritage would become one of the sticking points of his life for biographers, contemporaries, and Douglass himself. He knew his mother’s name was Harriet Bailey but was raised primarily by [...]