Category Archives: History

The SBC Is In Continued Decline. Why?

Dave Miller, our illustrious editor at SBCVoices.com, where I also blog, wrote a post entitled, “The SBC Has Been In Decline Since Before I Was Born.” I started to leave this as a comment, but then it got so long that I thought it should be its own post. So, to understand this post, you… Continue Reading

Another View on Obama’s Comments on the Crusades, Slavery, and Jim Crow

As I wrote last week, President Obama was both right and wrong in his comments at the National Prayer Breakfast when he brought up Western Christianity’s involvement in the Crusades, Inquisitions, Slavery, and Jim Crow Segregation in America. He was right to say that all religions can be corrupted and affirm things that are inconsistent… Continue Reading

Obama’s Right/Wrong Statements About Religion and Violence at the National Prayer Breakfast

Sarah Pulliam Bailey, in her first byline this morning for the Washington Post, writes about President Obama’s speech at the National Prayer Breakfast where he addressed issues of religious liberty, free speech, and the ways that religion can often be used by those engaging in violence to others. I saw most of the speech this… Continue Reading

Growing Modernization Resulting in Religious Decline Proved Spectacularly Wrong?

I was doing some research a while back and I ran across this perspective by Bill Bishop in The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America Is Tearing Us Apart. Social scientists have been predicting for the past three centuries that religion would soon run its course and disappear. Sociologist Rodney Stark found he… Continue Reading

Standing in the Schoolhouse Door: The White Response to School Desegregation During the Civil Rights Movement

Standing in the Schoolhouse Door: The White Response to School Desegregation During the Civil Rights Movement   Alan Cross Pastor, Gateway Baptist Church Montgomery, Alabama   Presented at Auburn University at Montgomery Liberal Arts Conference – Southern Cultural Studies February 7-8, 2014 Session: The Ideal and Reality of Southern Education During the Civil Rights Movement… Continue Reading