Anderson University to host lecture Sept. 26 commemorating 500th anniversary of Protestant Reformation

Timothy George, dean of Beeson Divinity School and a widely published church historian, will speak on “The Heart Yearning for Grace: Martin Luther’s Road to Reformation Faith” as part of Anderson University’s celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. The public lecture will be Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 7:00 p.m. in the university’s […]

Letter: Is ‘Nashville Statement’ necessary?

I just read the Nashville Statement and I agree with its 14 articles. I simply ask: Why is this necessary? In June 1997, the Southern Baptist Convention (the denomination to which I belong), voted to boycott Disney — its theme parks, its films, and its TV channel (they own ABC and ESPN). How’s that working? […]

Mohler defends ‘Nashville Statement’ in Washington Post op-ed

R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, writing in a Sept. 3 “Perspective” piece in the Washington Post, addressed “the vitriol” in response to the Aug. 29 Nashville Statement signed by a group of evangelical Christians and reaffirming traditional Christian values on sexuality. “One of the most intense lines of criticism was […]

Authors of new books have S.C. Baptist connections

Two books have recently been released by authors who have South Carolina Baptist connections. Brian Saxon, pastor of Second Baptist Church of Lancaster, and Kimberly Sowell, president of Kingdom Heart Ministries for women, have co-written “One Life, Two Paths: Life Lessons from a Fallen King.” The book is an interactive Bible study based on the […]

Southeastern awards degrees to S.C. seminarians

South Carolina students recently received advanced degrees from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Doctor of education: Donald Paul Sapp of Dillon. Master of arts in Christian studies: Jeremy Lawson Tamer of Travelers Rest. Master of arts in biblical counseling: Jeremy Daniel Walters of Hardeeville. Master of arts in Christian education: Ashley Lynn Faulkenberry of Rock Hill. […]

Panel to explore S.C. Baptists’ history in missions, education

An Oct. 8 panel discussion in Columbia will explore the history of South Carolina Baptists’ efforts in missions and education. The free event, sponsored by the History Committee of the South Carolina Baptist Convention and Charleston Southern University, will feature a panel of Baptist pastors and historians. The event will be held from 4 to […]

Obituary: David White Jr.

David Franklin White Jr., of Anderson, died July 12, 2017. He grew up in Richmond, Va., and earned degrees from the University of Richmond, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Johns Hopkins University. From 1957-1966, he served as a professor of philosophy and religion at the University of Richmond. In 1966, he accepted a similar position […]