Despite the importance many place on this book, even by those outside the church, studies continue to show a woeful ignorance of what's between the covers. In 2007, a book on religious literacy gave Americans an "F" in religion. A 2009 United Kingdom survey concluded
Pragmatism and tradition have stood alongside biblical and theological principles in shaping Baptist ordination practices, church historian Karen Bullock told the B.H. Carroll Theological Institute colloquy.
ABILENE, Texas — The beloved community — an ideal that shaped the American civil rights movement — was built upon the Bible, Emmanuel McCall stressed during the annual Maston Lectures at Hardin-Simmons University's Logsdon School of Theology.