Don’t forget to register for the upcoming symposium! It will focus on the impact The Alabama Baptist has had on journalism, Baptists and Alabama over the years.
Lunch will only be provided for those who register by the end of the day today, but anyone can drop in without registering on Friday. Lunch options on campus for those who do not preregister include the university cafeteria and the university food court.
The symposium begins at 10 a.m. with two speakers before lunch, an hour break for lunch at noon, and two speakers after lunch. The day should conclude around 3 p.m. There will be Q&A time following each speaker and a panel with all four speakers at the end.
To register visit here.
The Alabama Baptist will be hosting a symposium titled “The Alabama Baptist: Reflecting on its Ministry” that will present scholarly papers on the newspaper’s contribution to journalism, theological controversy, life in Alabama, and the need for the paper’s continued ministry. The symposium is co-sponsored by Samford University and will be held on March 2nd in the Regions Room of Samford University’s Cooney Hall.
The event is free and open to the public.
Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the speakers beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Lunch will be provided for pre-registered participants.
Pre-registration deadline is February 28.
To pre-register, contact Mrs. Linda Harrison at 205-870-4720, ext. 109, or email LHarrison@TheAlabamaBaptist.org.
To learn more about the event or to view the speakers and topics covered, visit here.
Church libraries and associations all over the state of Alabama will be receiving complimentary copies of the book “The Alabama Baptist: Celebrating 175 Years of Informing, Inspiring and Connecting Baptists” thanks to generous donations.
Alabama Baptists all over the state have been purchasing the book for their homes.
We are excited that people across the state will be the chance to read our book and learn about the long history of The Alabama Baptist newspaper.
If you haven’t purchased your copy of “The Alabama Baptist: Celebrating 175 Years of Informing, Inspiring and Connecting Baptists” and are interested in getting one, visit here for paperback or here for hardcover.
The staff of The Alabama Baptist managed to have a little fun through all the planning and craziness of the 175th birthday party.
By Carrie Brown McWhorter
The history and future of The Alabama Baptist’s place in Alabama journalism will be the focus of a symposium March 2.
The symposium is co-sponsored by Samford University in Birmingham and the Alabama Baptist Historical Commission and will begin at 10 a.m. in the Regions Room of Cooney Hall on Samford’s campus.
Four talks are scheduled for the day, including:
• Journalism standards through the years by Steve Stewart, Troy University assistant professor of multimedia journalism.
• The Alabama Baptist’s role in theological controversies by Timothy George, dean of Samford’s Beeson Divinity School.
• The Alabama Baptist’s impact on Alabama Baptists and beyond by J. Mark Baggett, Samford associate professor in the areas of legal writing and English.
• The future of the ministry of The Alabama Baptist by Editor Bobby S. Terry.
The event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided for pre-registered participants.
Terry said of the event, “I am excited about the coming symposium and somewhat anxious about what those preparing papers will say about the contributions of The Alabama Baptist through the years.
“But every ministry has to be willing to stand transparently and be examined by others. This will be a learning time for The Alabama Baptist and for all who attend. We look forward to this event and hope many people will join us. And we are thankful Samford University and Alabama Baptist Historical Commission for sponsoring this symposium,” he said.
You’re invited to celebrate 175 years of The Alabama Baptist at a symposium on March 2 at Samford University.
Deadline to pre-registration is February 28.
For more information or to pre-register, contact Linda Harrison at 205-870-4720, ext. 109 or LHarrison@TheAlabamaBaptist.org.
Editor’s note: Carrie McWhorter is a contract special assignments editor for The Alabama Baptist.