Fred Luter: Head of the Southern Baptist Church: A Reader

Fred Luter: Head of the Southern Baptist Church: A Reader July 12, 2012

On June 19, 2012, the Southern Baptist Convention elected Rev. Fred Luter of New Orleans, Louisiana as its 57th president. He becomes the first African American to hold that position in the group’s history, dating back to 1845 when the group split with other Baptists because it defended slavery as biblical. Much has been said and written about this historic event and we thought we would capture some of the commentary here.

1. Southern Baptists, Righting Own Racist History, Denounce Civil Rights For Gays

2. Baptist debates reflect lasting legacy of Landmarkers

3. Fred Luter: A Groundbreaking Selection by Southern Baptists

4. Your Congregation Needs to See Fred Luter

5. Rodney King, Rev. Fred Luter, the Southern Baptist Convention, and “Can We All Get Along?”

6. Southern Baptists Return to Roots

7. Fred Luter: The Extraordinary Man Behind the Office

8. Southern Baptists cleanse past

9. Racism to Revival: Luter’s Vision for So. Baptists

10. Stain of racism is finally fading in America

11. Racial Tensions Overcome As Southern Baptist Convention Elects First Black President

12. The thundering voice leading Southern Baptists

13. Southern Baptist president touts Gospel’s modern role

14. Strong new voice leads Southern Baptists

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