LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Southern Baptists must consider racial reconciliation as important as abortion and same-sex marriage, said leaders and pastors at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary during a Feb. 17 forum. "Southern Baptists got [race issues] so wrong for so long that we have to deal honestly with it, because we do not have credibility," said Matthew J. Hall, vice president for academic administration and assistant professor of church history. The forum, which was held at the seminary's campus in Louisville, Ky., followed the SBC's Racial Reconciliation Sunday, ...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Six months after his parents moved from California to Uruguay with the International Mission Board in 1990, Steven Kunkel stopped speaking. His parents first thought their 1-year-old had culture shock, but they knew something else was wrong when he did not speak for nearly three years.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- The restaurant walls are covered with Scripture verses. A Bible and calendar with daily devotions sit on each table. The sign outside the building says Barry's Cheese Steaks -- a restaurant in Louisville, Ky. -- but the employees and managers leaving their stations to pray with customers indicate that people find more than a steaming hot sandwich at the West End eatery.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- He grew up in a society that was not particularly hostile. Baptists, Presbyterians and Methodists comprised the religious diversity a young R. Albert Mohler Jr. experienced in Lakeland, Fla. "That was the culture that I grew up in as a little boy. I don't think I knew anyone who didn't go to church," Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, said during a Heritage Week chapel service at the Louisville, Ky., campus.