A sweeping recent statement about racial theory from Southern Baptist leaders has prompted at least four Black pastors to publicly break from the denomination and has triggered high-level, urgent meetings about whether Black evangelicals have a place in the Southern Baptist Convention.
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When did the theological architects of American slavery develop the moral character to tell the church how it should discuss and discern racism? When did those who have yet to hire multiple Black or brown faculty at their seminaries assume ethical authority on the subject
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Last week’s statement from the presidents of six SBC seminaries opposing critical race theory isn’t good for the denomination. I don’t think they understand how problematic it is to have six White men meeting to discuss race without having anyone of color in the room
All six presidents of Southern Baptist Convention seminaries signed a joint statement released Monday denouncing Critical Race Theory. The statement purports to add to the SBC’s confessional document, adding yet another doctrinal layer for affirmation at the schools.
Author Robert P. Jones calls it "The White Christian Shuffle." The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary did it Monday when its board of trustees took a small step toward reconciliation by voting to set up a $5 million scholarship endowment for Black students. But it may have taken a step or two backward
Trustees for Southern Baptist Theological Seminary followed the request of SBTS President Al Mohler and voted against renaming buildings that honor the school’s enslaver founders. But while Mohler and SBTS insist names are important, they keep ignoring some names: those enslaved by the founders.
After months of some Black Southern Baptist leaders urging Southern Baptist Theological Seminary to remove names of enslavers from campus buildings and programs, trustees at the school in Louisville, Kentucky, unanimously voted Monday (Oct. 12) not to change the names.