Yesterday, my alma mater, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, released the results of a one-year study—”Report on Slavery and Racism in the History of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.”
It is a severe and sobering thing to consider:
My formal theological education (and therefore a significant part of my ministry) was built on the backs of slaves.
Without them, my alma mater would have failed long before I arrived.
This grieves me.