Ronald Pollard

After an election, reconciliation?

Daniel of the Year | In our latest issue we look at the political results but also the perseverance of John Perkins, who grew up in Mississippi, fled from it because of racism—and returned to help his former neighbors, stand up to oppressors, and glorify God
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 11/05/20, 04:56 pm

This is WORLD’s 23rd year of choosing a Dan of the Year, which began as a way to honor someone very different from the power-graspers Time used to celebrate as Man of the Year (now Person of the Year). Our honorees have included persecuted Christians in China and Syria, 21 Christians martyred by ISIS on a Libyan beach, and American teen believers forced to consider a question: “What would you say if someone put a gun to your head and asked, ‘Do you believe in God?’”

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Southern Baptist Theological Seminary rejects building renaming bid

Higher Education | The seminary’s board of trustees voted unanimously to retain the names of founders on its college and facilities, despite links to slavery
by Charissa Koh
Posted 10/14/20, 11:23 am

Trustees of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS) voted on Monday to keep its founders’ names on seminary buildings, despite accusations from some black Southern Baptists that doing so celebrates slaveholders.

SBTS trustees had gathered virtually for their annual fall meeting and addressed whether to remove the names of the seminary’s founders from buildings on campus and the undergraduate school. Some Southern Baptists have been calling for the change: The seminary’s founders were slaveholders and active supporters of the Confederacy.

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IN-famous doctrines

Theology | Let’s give two cheers for diverse intersectionality
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 10/08/20, 04:01 pm

In ¡Three Amigos!, a funny 1986 movie, one particular word puzzles Dusty Bottoms (Chevy Chase): “What does that mean? Infamous?” Ned Nederlander (Martin Short) responds, “Infamous is when you’re more than famous! This guy El Guapo is not just famous, he’s IN-famous!”

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