As First Baptist Church in Columbia, Missouri, celebrates its bicentennial, the church dedicated its worship service on Sunday to truth-telling and lament regarding its founders who practiced and defended slavery.
A large stained-glass depiction of Jesus in a progressive Baptist church in Louisville, Kentucky, shone in the Gothic-style sanctuary on Sunday with a new look. The church had darkened a White image of Jesus to provide a more accurate look.
This issue of A Public Witness visits universities that are honoring those enslaved by their founders with major memorials in prominent locations in order to provide a guide for Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Al Mohler, and others to think more seriously about what it means
In episode 95 of Dangerous Dogma, Peter Jarrett-Schell, rector of Calvary Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., talks about his book Reparations: A Plan for Churches. He also discusses his work as chair of the Reparations Task Force of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington.
In episode 92 of Dangerous Dogma, William Yoo, a professor of American religious and cultural history at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia, talks about his book What Kind of Christianity: A History of Slavery and Anti-Black Racism in the Presbyterian Church.
This issue of A Public Witness will coach you up about a recent controversy regarding women in ministry at Saddleback Church and then consider how moments like that are connected to the same way of reading the Bible that got the whistle blown at Texas
Word&Way Editor-in-Chief Brian Kaylor reflects on two memorials to an enslaved man on the campus of Samford University, and what this could teach us about telling the truth about the histories of our institutions and churches.