066 THE BAPTISTS (newsdesk deep dive: SBC convention, history, gender, #metoo, voting)


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Conservatives take on Super-Conservatives. Major drama just went down at the annual convention for the nation’s most prominent Protestant “denomination,” the Southern Baptists. Who are “Baptists”? And how did Joe Baptist create the modern Baptist movement? What is happening with Moore and Moore? Brian interviews Leah and if you listen to this, you will have a decent starter kit to understanding Baptists.

Ruth Graham, New York Times, “Southern Baptist Vote Signals Further Fractures in American Evangelicalism”: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/16/us/southern-baptist-convention-evangelicalism.html

Anthea Butler, White Evangelical Racism: https://uncpress.org/book/9781469661179/white-evangelical-racism/

Shout-outs to scholars of Baptists:
Doug Weaver: https://www.baylor.edu/religion/index.php?id=931783
João Chaves: https://www.baylor.edu/religion/index.php?id=944632
Eileen Campbell Reed: https://utsnyc.edu/faculty/eileen-campbell-reed/
Andrew C. Smith: https://www.amazon.com/Fundamentalism-Fundraising-Transformation-Southern-Convention/dp/1621902277
James Byrd: https://divinity.vanderbilt.edu/people/bio/jimmy-byrd

Beth Moore leaves the Southern Baptists: https://religionnews.com/2021/03/09/bible-teacher-beth-moore-ends-partnership-with-lifeway-i-am-no-longer-a-southern-baptist

Beth Moore apologizes for supporting complimentarianism: https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2021/04/07/beth-moore-women-complementarianism/

Leaked Russel Moore letter: https://religionnews.com/2021/06/02/leaked-russell-moore-letter-blasts-sbc-conservatives-sheds-light-on-his-resignation/

Meet Ed Litton: https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/religion/2021/06/16/southern-baptist-convention-ed-litton-pastor-new-president-sbc/7713144002/

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