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.