Jamie Dean

Jamie is WORLD’s national editor based in Charlotte, N.C. Follow Jamie on Twitter @deanworldmag.

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Reckoning with the past

Race Issues | The Southern Baptist report on slavery reveals tragedy but offers Christian hope
by Jamie Dean
Posted 12/17/18, 12:52 pm

The four men who founded the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS) in 1859 owned a sizable amount of property—and people. The four founders together held more than 50 slaves.

It’s one of the many grievous facts recounted in a 71-page report SBTS leaders released last Wednesday.

Seminary president Al Mohler commissioned the report a year ago to document formally the role slavery and racism played in the school’s beginnings and its growth into the 20th century. Six current and former faculty members served on a commission to write the report.

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Advent journalism

Faith & Inspiration | Luke’s orderly account of Christ’s birth and life is inspiration for Christian reporting and other God-glorifying endeavors
by Jamie Dean
Posted 11/30/18, 12:27 pm

With the first day of Advent arriving on Sunday, it’s a worthy moment to think about the journalism of Advent. Not the advent of journalism—but the kind of journalism that Advent encourages. 

The book of Luke opens with the most oft-cited account of Jesus’ birth, but it also begins with a note from the author. We know that Luke was a physician and a companion of the Apostle Paul, but in the first four verses of his gospel account, Luke also sounds like a journalist. 

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A Psalm for sorrows

Grief & Suffering | Finding Biblical balm amid mass shootings and other tragedies
by Jamie Dean
Posted 11/17/18, 11:47 am

Another outbreak of mass shootings in recent days, including an attack on a bar in Southern California that ended with 13 dead last week, leaves communities across the country lamenting life in a broken and sinful world.

How do we navigate it?

For the Christian believer, an Old Testament book offers a needed liturgy for suffering: The Psalms give fertile ground for deep sighs and groans before the Maker of heaven and earth. 

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