A Baptist Who Embodied the Spirit of Lottie Moon

If you grew up in a Southern Baptist church, you know Lottie Moon. She was a missionary to China for 40 years and has come to personify the missionary spirit of Southern Baptists. My friend, Mike Lee, pastored a church in Scottsville, Virginia, that was founded by...

Was Missions Work Liberating for Women?

Was missionary work liberating for women? It depended. “Multiple freedoms and multiple opportunities reinforced each other,” writes historian Jane Smith in “The Gospel of Gentility,” “and [female missionaries] described themselves as...

Lottie Moon Defied Male-Dominated Southern Baptists

For almost a century, Lottie Moon has been a major icon for fundraising for bold mission efforts by the Southern Baptist Convention. She is hailed as a late 19th- and early 20th-century pioneer for efforts on the foreign mission field, particularly to China. She was...

Lottie Moon: The Facts and Myths about Her Life

While many individuals are held in high esteem in our denomination, Southern Baptists have only one saint and her name is Lottie Moon. Of course, we don’t refer to her as “Saint Lottie,” but the legend that has arisen around her life story qualifies...