Digital Library of Georgia: Issues of the Mission Messenger Now Available Freely Online

Digital Library of Georgia: Issues of the Mission Messenger Now Available Freely Online. “19th and 20th-century issues from the journal of the largest group of Protestant women in the world have just been digitized. Mercer University Special Collections and Archives have partnered with the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) to digitize Mercer’s run of the Mission Messenger from 1895-1921, published monthly by the Woman’s Baptist Missionary Union of Georgia (WBMU), more commonly known today as simply the Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU).”

The Alabama Baptist: Church leaders faced with more decisions on how to handle masking, distancing as Delta variant spreads

The Alabama Baptist: Church leaders faced with more decisions on how to handle masking, distancing as Delta variant spreads. “With the CDC’s latest recommendation that all people, vaccinated or not, wear masks indoors (see updated coronavirus-related guidelines released July 27), Alabama Baptist churches are again faced with decisions about how to handle masking and social distancing. And church leaders across the state are assessing the situation in their local communities to make decisions about how to proceed.”

Around the State: Standard digital archive project continues (Baptist Standard)

Baptist Standard: Around the State: Standard digital archive project continues. “More than 2,315 digitized issues of the Baptist Standard—including some dating back to 1920— now are accessible online here. The digital archives project is made possible through a partnership involving Baylor University Libraries, the Baptist General Convention of Texas and Baptist Standard Publishing, and it is funded through the gift of an anonymous donor.”

20 years, 700 victims: Southern Baptist sexual abuse spreads as leaders resist reforms (Houston Chronicle)

Houston Chronicle: 20 years, 700 victims: Southern Baptist sexual abuse spreads as leaders resist reforms. “In all, since 1998, roughly 380 Southern Baptist church leaders and volunteers have faced allegations of sexual misconduct, the newspapers found. That includes those who were convicted, credibly accused and successfully sued, and those who confessed or resigned. More of them worked in Texas than in any other state.”

Digital NC: Partner Wake Forest University contributes 19 new newspaper titles

Digital NC: Partner Wake Forest University contributes 19 new newspaper titles. “Thanks to our partner, Wake Forest University, there are 19 new newspapers added to DigitalNC. Dating from 1857 to 1925, these newspapers were written for Christian communities from the mountains to the Piedmont to the coast of North Carolina. Most of the newspapers are affiliated with the Baptist denomination, and their audiences vary in size and geography. Some were published for specific churches, like the Broad Street Worker “Devoted to the interests of Broad St. Baptist Church” in Winston, N.C. Others were published for a wider audience by regional, state, or national organizations, like the North Carolina Baptist Missionary Worker and The Gospel Herald published by the Boards of the Baptist State Convention, and the Conflict published by the Anti-Evolution League of America.”