April 4, 2017
Did you know that the American Baptist Historical Society owes its existence to manufacturing pioneer Samuel Colgate (1822-97) and members of the Kraft and Rockefeller families who noticed in the mid-1800s that no one was collecting records of Baptist mission work? The archives dates to 1853. Colgate collected 30,000 documents in his day.
Colgate saw those documents as reflecting the early work of the church in the post-civil war frontier and the role of the church in educating new...
March 20, 2017
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/20/17)—Why are most churches still segregated by race and culture? Is it possible to build intercultural churches? What are the challenges, strategies, and possibilities for ministry in an intercultural context? Editors Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Jann Aldredge-Clanton explore these questions and more in Intercultural Ministry: Hope for a Changing World.
Intercultural Ministry is a call to move toward the biblical ideal of...
February 10, 2017
For Black History Month in February, American Baptist Churches USA is lifting up and celebrating the lives of some of the denomination’s significant leaders through history.
Dr. Charles Emerson Boddie: Influential Scholar Who Bridged the Black/White Divide
Rev. Dr. Charles Emerson Boddie (1911-1997) was the first African American to become a staff secretary of a national agency of American Baptist Churches (then the American Baptist Convention),...