The Baptist Story: From English Sect to Global Movement
This volume provides more than just the essential events and necessary names to convey the grand history. It also addresses questions that students of Baptist history frequently ask, includes prayers and hymns of those who experienced hope and heartbreak, and directs the reader’s attention to the mission of the church as a whole. Written with an irenic tone and illustrated with photographs in every chapter, The Baptist Story is ideally suited for graduate and undergraduate courses, as well as group study in the local church.
confronted Norris in the latter’s church office, Norris shot Chipps dead. Norris was indicted for murder but was acquitted in 1927. Norris claimed that Chipps had threatened him. Norris thought (incorrectly, it turns out) that Chipps had a gun, so he shot Chipps in self-defense. The jury agreed. Though Norris was acquitted, the media enjoyed painting the controversial pastor as a reckless and violent character. Journalists called him a “Shooting Salvationist” and fighting “gundamentalist.”
Baptist Confessions are not to be lenses through which The Baptist Faith and Message is to be read. The Baptist Faith and Message alone is our expression of common belief. Excerpted from “Truth, Trust and Testimony in a Time of Tension” (2012). Calvinism led to conflict in many Southern Baptist churches and associations, especially when Calvinistic pastors were called to lead non-Calvinistic churches. In 2007, the Building Bridges Conference brought together Baptist Calvinists and
Arminianism and claimed their views represented the majority of Southern Baptists. That same year Frank Page, president of the SBC Executive Committee, appointed a task force to make recommendations about how Calvinists and non-Calvinists could better cooperate in the SBC. The resulting document, titled “Truth, Trust and Testimony in a Time of Tension,” focused on theological commonality and called for Southern Baptists on all sides of the debate to cooperate around the Baptist Faith and Message
innovative in their evangelistic methods, evidenced by the introduction of the chapel train car in 1891. The idea for using a railroad car as an evangelistic tool—complete with pulpit, pews, stained glass, and an organ—originated with the American Baptist Publication Society in conjunction with a number of Baptist railroad executives, including Colgate Hoyt and John D. Rockefeller Jr. Evangel, the first of seven chapel cars, began its inaugural trip in Cincinnati, Ohio, with Boston Smith as its
altogether. To prevent future challenges to biblical authority, Southern Seminary elected Basil Manly Jr., author of the Abstract of Principles, as Toy’s replacement only two days after his resignation. In 1888, Manly published The Bible Doctrine of Inspiration Explained and Vindicated. Not all Baptists who embraced progressive thought went as far as Toy. Many were more circumspect in their teaching and their conclusions. Alvah Hovey, professor and later president at Newton Theological Seminary,