Baylor University: Preacher Archives Add New Element to Baylor University’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project

Baylor University: Preacher Archives Add New Element to Baylor University’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project. “The Black Gospel Music Restoration Project at Baylor University is preserving more than just gospel music. In the past few years, Baylor journalism professor and former Billboard gospel music editor Robert Darden and his team have undertaken the project of restoring and preserving recorded sermons from black preachers in addition to the gospel music. While both are equally important to preserve, finding sermons to preserve comes with a unique set of challenges.”

Tennessean: How social media changes the way serpent handling pastors spread the gospel

Tennessean: How social media changes the way serpent handling pastors spread the gospel. “Social media can serve as a window into the lives of the latest generation of serpent handling pastors spreading the gospel throughout Appalachia. Author and journalist Julia C. Duin explores that idea in her newest book, ‘In the House of the Serpent Handler,’ which was published recently by The University of Tennessee Press.”