In a spring filled with illness and death, here are a few hard-earned “lessons before dying.”

A second memorial service is being planned at a later date in Louisville, Ky., where the pioneering Baptist ethicist taught 20 years before moving west to Fuller Theological Seminary in 1997.

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A longtime Southern Seminary professor who led a generation of ministers to embrace peacemaking as an aspect of the gospel message succumbed to cancer over the weekend.

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Monday, 24 March 2014 14:15

Former WMU leader Willene Pierce dies

The founder and recently retired executive director of Native American LINK died unexpectedly at the Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City.

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While known for anti-gay rhetoric that most find offensive, Westboro Baptist Church didn’t become a household name until church members hit on the idea of picketing at military funerals.

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Thursday, 20 March 2014 15:13

CBF leaders remember Tom Cleary

Memorial services are scheduled March 22 for Tom Cleary, a pioneering CBF missionary who died Wednesday at age 76.

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Cleary served the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship both in Eastern Europe and Florida before retiring in December 2002.

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Friday, 17 January 2014 17:45

Longtime missions prof Bryant Hicks dies

Bryant Hicks, who taught missions and world religions at Southern Seminary for more than 40 years, died Jan. 12 at age 88.

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The first black president of the Austin school board and a pastor for 42 years at the city’s landmark Ebenezer Baptist Church died Dec. 25.

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Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00

William Hull, scholar, author, dies at 83

A professor and administrator at two Baptist institutions of higher learning, Hull continued to write despite being debilitated by Lou Gehrig’s Disease since 2007.

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