Edgar Young Mullins (1860-1928) served as the fourth president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s first seminary, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Mullins’ book Baptist Beliefs (1912) is one of his most popular writings. His commentary on the Calvinistic New Hampshire Declaration of Faith found at the end of Baptist Beliefs gives an interesting historical perspective on the [...]
Here is a letter recorded in the 1857 SBC Annual, as the Choctaw brothers were pleading for help from the Baptists. A short time since we received a petition, signed by five Choctaws, praying for more missionaries. We give it place here:
A Special Thanks to Robert Vaughn for finding this letter and putting this article together. You can read his other guest post here. Robert blogs at http://baptistsearch.blogspot.com. Francis Wayland was a long-time president of Brown University in Providence, RI. According to Albert Mohler, he was “… one of the most significant educators in antebellum America…” He was [...]
While reading Henry Sheet’s A History of the Liberty Baptist Association, I came across an interesting historical parallel of the Primitive Baptist movement and the recent New Traditionalist movement within the Southern Baptist Convention.
Death of Rev. Isaac McCoy. The following extract from the Baptist Pioneer, will communicate the mournful and unexpected event of the death of a brother, who for many years continued the steady friend of the red men of the forest: Departed this life, after an illness of twenty-one days, at his residence in this city,”at 9—30m. P. M , on [...]
“The Board being so pressed I have declined two months’ salary. This I do very cheerfully, though it presses me. I have lived with sufficient comfort in some things, but have used and am using a very strict economy, foregoing many things that I think few brethren would wish or expect me to do.”- [...]
Many had some things to say about the SBC in New Orleans earlier this week. You heard from me in the previous post, here are a few others. Click on his name to read his comments. Alan Cross- He nominated Dave Miller, the 2nd VP of the SBC. Albert Mohler- President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary [...]
What an amazing weekend at the Southern Baptist Convention in New Orleans, LA! If you were unable to attend, you missed a great weekend of fellowship, food, and fun. I was able to take part in some amazing conversations with some big names in the SBC and was thoroughly pleased with the results of the [...]
We are loading the families up and headed to NOLA for the SBC Annual Meeting! Blog posts will be scant or non-existent until we return, but be sure to follow me on twitter here and Josh here as we will be constantly tweeting from the floor. If you are looking for constant updates on #sbc, [...]
Dr. Scott Culpepper is Assistant Professor of History at Louisiana College and he is the author of Francis Johnson and the English Separatist Influence. He is married to Ginger and the father of 3. His education includes: Ph.D., Baylor University M.A., Northwestern State University M. Div., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary B.A., Louisiana College Why did John Smyth take such a [...]
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