Magazine articles • Issue 126 • May 8, 2018

From outlaws to patriots

The early story of Baptists in America

Magazine articles • Issue 126 • May 9, 2018

March to freedom

African American Baptists forged a strong identity in the face of oppression

Magazine articles • Issue 126 • May 9, 2018

Multiplying by dividing (again)

Baptists wrestle with fundamentalism and liberalism

Magazine articles • Issue 126 • May 10, 2018

“That’s where I used to go to church”

Black Baptists and white Baptists shared something important in the twentieth century: a penchant for splitting

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Baptists in America

Baptists in America: Diverse, evangelistic, and thriving, they have shaped the faith, culture, and political history of America more than you may know.

Today in History
Quote of the day

“Our unbearable political and economic situation is the fault of the bishops and their huge wealth.”

Date from: The History of Gustavus Vasa, King of Sweden. Extracts from His Correspondence. London, 1852. Quote from: an earlier Christian History Institute article.


John the Baptist Was a Light (1886)

“He was a burning and shining lamp, and you were willing to rejoice for a while in his light,” spoke our Ble...