Some Christians before 1609 held what many refer to as distinctively Baptist beliefs. Baptists in 1609 practiced believer’s baptism, but they didn’t immerse. Even so, most church historians agree Baptists emerged as a distinct movement 400 years ago.
Starting a new year causes people to attempt new projects and engage in general self-improvement endeavors. That must be why National Clean Off Your Desk Day, New Years Resolution Week and Family Fit Lifestyle Month all fall in January.
Baptists around the world are celebrating 400 years of Baptist contributions throughout 2009. This issue of Word&Way tips a hat to Baptist significance and heritage over these centuries of influence and service. The New Voice Media Group — Texas Baptist Standard, Virginia Religious Herald, Associated
One word changed Darryl Burton’s life. “Guilty.” Before the word fully registered, Burton was being escorted to the Jefferson City Correctional Center where he spent 24 years studying the law and trying to prove his innocence. “I was one step from death row, I like