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When Your Legs Won’t Reach the Floor

Theologically, our legs are like Anna’s: they’re often just a little bit too short. We sit in this place of worship—this sanctuary of God—and our feet, theologically, will just not quite reach the floor. We dangle in this space between belief and doubt, certainty and uncertainty. [button link=”http://bit.ly/JnzJI0″]Download MP3 Audio File[/button]

Oral History Project: Frances Stevenson

On Saturday, 17 August 2013, Dr. Wayne Flynt sat down with Ms. Frances Stevenson, member of Auburn First Baptist Church since 1961, to record her history as it relates to AFBC. The Oral History Project is an endeavor of the 175th Anniversary Committee in celebration of our Church’s rich history, and one which we hope…

Oral History Project: Bob Stevenson

Earlier this afternoon, Dr. Wayne Flynt sat down with Mr. Bob Stevenson, member of Auburn First Baptist Church since 1961, to record Bob’s history as it relates to AFBC. The Oral History Project is an endeavor of the 175th Anniversary Committee in celebration of our Church’s rich history, and one which we hope will become…

All in the Family: The Golden Age, 1945-1960

When asked to name Auburn First Baptist Church’s golden age, long time members often mention the years from the end of World War II to the 1960s. America’s most formidable global economic competitors lay in ruins. People discovered new and profound meaning in their families. They sought religious renewal. Baptist evangelist Billy Graham launched a…

Important Intersections at Auburn First Baptist

Intersections can be figurative or literal, destructive or constructive. Sometimes, they can be both. We are the church at the corners of Glenn, Gay, and College. But in 1900 we also occupied intersections of a new century, a failed pastorate, a phenomenally successful new pastorate, a period of growth unprecedented in church history, a strong…

Settling In: The Antebellum Years

The years between the beginnings of Auburn First Baptist and the Civil War were like those of most new institutions: short-term leaders; slow development of patterns, traditions, and practices; financial challenges; some eccentric people. For instance, the mother of the second pastor dreamed three nights in succession that she would birth a son, who would…

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