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The Alabama Baptist and war

By Elizabeth Wells For almost 175 years, The Alabama Baptist (TAB) has reported not only current denominational news but also local, state, national and international information. Through the decades the paper became a mirror and a voice of life at … Continue reading

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The Alabama Baptist and women: Contributions of early Alabama Baptist women chronicled, praised

By Elizabeth Wells Even in the era of hoop skirts and big hats, even when the best way for them to get from one town to another involved a horse and buggy, even before they were given the right to … Continue reading

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Duty and privilege: Samuel Henderson: Southern pastor, editor

By Elizabeth Wells In November 1852, Samuel Henderson appeared as the new editor of the South Western Baptist. Chambliss sold the paper to “a stock company who promises to spare no pains or expense to make it all the denomination … Continue reading

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Advertising history: How TAB’s ad strategy has evolved with culture since 1840s

  By Elizabeth Wells The Alabama Baptist always had an advertising plan because subscriptions didn’t pay all the bills. The early paper depended on advertisements to keep it afloat. Advertisements — informative, educational, often entertaining — grab the reader, present … Continue reading

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Baptists Gather Together

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Publishing a paper

By Elizabeth Wells Any newspaper or periodical, including The Alabama Baptist (TAB), is concerned with presentation, size and cost. Until 1919 the newspaper was independently owned and operated. Editors were totally responsible for content, finances and printing the paper. When … Continue reading

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Alabama Baptists ask for a paper

    By Elizabeth Wells After gaining statehood Dec. 14, 1819, Alabama was a popular destination for pioneers moving westward. In 1820, 127,901 people resided in the state, many of whom were Baptists. These settlers had organized churches and associations … Continue reading

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The Alabama Baptist’s anniversary celebration is in full swing

By Bob Terry Editor, The Alabama Baptist The first issue of this publication was dated Feb. 4, 1843. That was a Saturday. Since that time The Alabama Baptist has continually provided information, inspiration, interpretation and involvement opportunities for readers across … Continue reading

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Help celebrate TAB’s 175th anniversary

By Bob Terry Editor, The Alabama Baptist By now you probably know The Alabama Baptist (TAB) will soon celebrate its 175th anniversary of continuous service to Baptists in Alabama and beyond. The first edition of the publication rolled off the … Continue reading

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Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief gearing up for ‘lengthy response’ following Irma

Read more… http://www.thealabamabaptist.org/disaster-relief-teams-respond-to-second-major-hurricane/

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