The Levellers Sought Equality, Religious Freedom

The 370th anniversary of a battle you may never have heard took place on Friday, Sept. 20, which offered me a good excuse to write about a group you may never have heard of. There is some value in knowing about the First Battle of Newbury (fought on Sept. 20, 1643)...

Roger Williams: Champion of Religious Freedom

February 5, 1631. That is the date on which the Lyon, a British ship, “anchored safe amid great and dangerous ice floes in Boston harbor.” On board that ship (which had set sail from Bristol, England, on December 1) were Roger Williams and his wife, Mary....

Living Into Our Legacy

A sermon delivered by Keith Herron, Pastor, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City Mo., on March 4, 2012. The Second Sunday of Lent Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 Slip off your shoes and socks and roll your pants legs up and step gingerly into the gently flowing waters of the...

Revive Our Commitment to Liberty of Conscience

Editor’s note: This is the first part in a series in which Bruce Prescott, executive director of Mainstream Oklahoma Baptists, examines the future of Baptist identity. At the CBF General Assembly last July, Bill Leonard, dean of the Divinity School at Wake...