Scholar says faith prompted Emancipation

The Emancipation Proclamation is remembered for its impact on ending slavery, but often overlooked is the insight it gives into President Lincoln’s shifting views on religion, says a Yale Divinity School scholar.

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Branch Davidian impact felt after 20 years

While neighbors in nearby West, Texas, reeled from a deadly fertilizer plant explosion, scholars gathered in Waco to discuss the lasting impact of the siege and raid on the Branch Davidian compound 20 years ago.

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University recalls Baptist roots

George Washington University, a private institution of higher learning in Washington, D.C., got its start as Columbian College, founded by Baptist leaders including missionary Luther Rice.

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Members of the Mochida family awaiting evacuation bus. Identification tags are used to aid in keeping the family unit intact during all phases of evacuation. Mochida operated a nursery and five greenhouses on a two-acre site in Eden Township. He raised snapdragons and sweet peas. (Photo/Wikipedia Commons)
Members of the Mochida family awaiting evacuation bus. Identification tags are used to aid in keeping the family unit intact during all phases of evacuation. Mochida operated a nursery and five greenhouses on a two-acre site in Eden Township. He raised snapdragons and sweet peas. (Photo/Wikipedia Commons)

Video recalls ‘forgotten’ Pearl Harbor

“A Church Stands With Its People” tells the story of American Baptist missionaries who swam against the tide of public opinion by reaching out to persecuted Japanese-Americans caught up in World War II hysteria.

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Recipient of free campus has Baptist roots

A for-profit Christian university named new owner of a Massachusetts campus founded by legendary evangelist D.L. Moody previously acquired a debt-ridden university originally started by Southern Baptists.

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The W.E. James complex is one two California Baptist University buildings supposed to be original to a former retirement home reputed to have been an insane asylum. (CBU photo)
The W.E. James complex is one two California Baptist University buildings supposed to be original to a former retirement home reputed to have been an insane asylum. (CBU photo)

Baptist ghost story called urban legend

A legend that California Baptist University is built upon a former insane asylum over haunted catacombs is being challenged by a website that believes in ghosts.

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Be true to religious liberty, Baptists urged

“What will become of our commitment to religious liberty now?” historian Bill Leonard asks Baptists about the loss of Protestant privilege in American life.

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Chilean miner credits God for rescue

Trapped in a mineshaft in Copiapó, Chile, in 2010 with 32 other miners, Jose Henriquez experienced firsthand God's provision during 69 days of waiting and praying for rescue. Read More

James Robison hopes for rebirth of Religious Right

A Southern Baptist evangelist who orchestrated the first gathering of what became known as the Religious Right in 1980 is now seeking to mobilize a new coalition of Catholic, Protestant and evangelical voters to save America’s economy. Read More

Civil War changed Southern Baptists, historian says

The American Civil War affected Baptists in the South in profound ways that still reverberate more than 150 years after the first shots were fired on Fort Sumter, says a new book by a Baptist historian.

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