Sleeping With the Past: The Battle for the SBC

When it comes to race, the Southern Baptist Convention continues to wrestle with its past.

Dennis Sanders
7 min readJun 16, 2021

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President Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter at the 1978 Southern Baptist Convention in Atlanta, GA.

In the spring and summer of 1994, I had the chance to do some freelancing for Baptist Press, the news agency for the Southern Baptist Convention.

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Dennis Sanders

Middle-aged Midwesterner. I write about religion, politics and culture. Podcast: churchandmain.org newsletter: https://churchandmain.substack.com/