Posts with the category “religious-liberty”

Religious Liberty (Part 4)
by Caleb Fleming on May 29th, 2024
This is part four of a series of articles addressing the Baptist distinctive of religious liberty. In the last two articles, we have explored how the Baptist distinctive of religious liberty became an American ideal, preserved in the First Amendment of the Constitution. Furthermore, we considered Thomas Jefferson’s contribution to religious liberty with his letter to the Danbury Baptist Associatio...  Read More
Religious Liberty (Part 3)
by Caleb Fleming on May 22nd, 2024
This is part three of our series on religious liberty and the Baptist tradition. In this article, we will explore a significant exchange between the Danbury Baptist Association and President Thomas Jefferson. This exchange, for right or wrong, formed our modern understanding of religious liberty through the concept of the separation of Church and State.   Read More
Religious Liberty (Part 2)
by Caleb Fleming on May 17th, 2024
This is part two of a series addressing the Baptist distinctive of religious liberty through a historical lens. In this article we see religious liberty become an American ideal through the influence of significant Baptists, such as Roger Williams. The purpose of this article is to further develop an understanding of religious liberty in America from its Baptist origins.  Read More
Religious Liberty (Part 1)
by Caleb Fleming on May 8th, 2024
I love Baptist history. I have learned so much about my Baptist convictions through studying Baptist history. One such conviction is the principle of religious liberty or the idea that every man has the right to worship his God as he sees fit. This conviction is at the bedrock of the earliest Baptist movement.  Read More