Last evening local CBS affiliates aired, "Life Together Centennial Celebration." I have it recorded to watch this evening. We were downtown feeding the homeless in OKC. I received a reminder with the following ending paragraph,
Oklahoma Baptist history began when one Native American, two Caucasians and three African Americans founded the first Baptist church near Muskogee, Okla. Through the years Oklahoma Baptist churches have increased to more than 1,700 congregations and 750,000 members worshipping in nearly 40 languages.
Re-reading this before pitching it in File 13, I thought of Paul’s post from today. He quotes Ron Sider to offer some perspective on just how we should understand ourselves in a global context when it comes to following Jesus. What would our perspective be were the make-up of Baptist churches in Oklahoma comprised of multi-ethnic congregations?