Suzii Paynter presents “Teacups, Tevye and the First Sixteen”

Suzii Paynter presents “Teacups, Tevye and the First Sixteen”

This is a podcast of the 2013 Religious Liberty Council Luncheon keynote address from Suzii Paytner, the Executive Coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. On June 28 in Greensboro, North Carolina, Paynter received the J.M. Dawson Religious Liberty Award from the Baptist Joint Committee, recognizing her work defending our first freedom. She recounts her road to religious advocacy in this speech, titled “Teacups, Tevye and the First Sixteen.” Listen to the podcast to hear Paynter talk about her encounter with famed atheist activist Madalyn Murray O’Hair, her understanding of justice and how a character from “Fiddler on the Roof” can provide a model for effective deliberation. Click here to visit the BJC’s iTunes channel and download the podcast. Click here to read more about the event. Click here to download a Word document with Paynter’s prepared remarks. Click here to watch a video of the entire luncheon. Suzii Paynter: Teacups, Tevye and the First Sixteen [ 21:41 ] Play Now | Play in Popup |...
Brent Walker: Religion and Politics: How did we do in 2012?

Brent Walker: Religion and Politics: How did we do in 2012?

In his third presentation for the 2013 Walter B. and Kay W. Shurden Lectures on Religious Liberty and Separation of Church and State, BJC Executive Director Brent Walker reflects on the 2012 election cycle and examines what the results show about the current relationship between religion and politics in America. The 2013 Shurden Lectures (centered around the theme of “Religious Liberty and Church-State Separation: Oh, What a Touchy Subject!”) were held on the campus of Stetson University in DeLand, Fla. For more information on the lecture series, visit www.BJConline.org/lectures. Click here to watch the video of this lecture. Visit the BJC’s iTunes channel for a downloadable version of this lecture and other BJC podcasts. Click here for the podcast of lecture #1: First Principles: God-given, but government protected. Click here for the video of lecture #1. Click here for the podcast of lecture #2: First Freedoms: Accommodate religion, but don’t advance it. Click here for the video of lecture #2. Click here for a complete wrap-up of the 2013 Shurden Lectures, from the April 2013 Report from the Capital. Brent Walker: Religion and Politics: How did we do in 2012? [ 42:02 ] Play Now | Play in Popup |...
Brent Walker: First Freedoms: Accommodate religion, but don’t advance it

Brent Walker: First Freedoms: Accommodate religion, but don’t advance it

Baptist Joint Committee Executive Director Brent Walker discusses how government accommodates religion without advancing it in his second of three presentations for the 2013 Walter B. and Kay W. Shurden Lectures on Religious Liberty and Separation of Church and State.  The entire 2013 series centered around the theme of “Religious Liberty and Church-State Separation: Oh, What a Touchy Subject!” The 2013 Shurden Lectures were held on the campus of Stetson University in DeLand, Fla. For more information on the lecture series, visit www.BJConline.org/lectures. Click here to watch the video of this lecture. Visit the BJC’s iTunes channel for a downloadable version of this lecture and other BJC podcasts. Click here for the podcast of lecture #1: First Principles: God-given, but government protected. Click here for the video of lecture #1. Click here for the podcast of lecture #3: Religion and Politics: How did we do in 2012? Click here for the video of lecture #3. Click here for a complete wrap-up of the 2013 Shurden Lectures, from the April 2013 Report from the Capital. Brent Walker: First Freedoms: Accommodate religion, but don't advance it [ 52:05 ] Play Now | Play in Popup |...
Brent Walker: First Principles: God-given, but government protected

Brent Walker: First Principles: God-given, but government protected

Listen to Baptist Joint Committee Executive Director Brent Walker deliver his first of three presentations for the 2013 Walter B. and Kay W. Shurden Lectures on Religious Liberty and Separation of Church and State. This lecture is titled “First Principles: God-given, but government protected.” The entire 2013 series centered around the them of “Religious Liberty and Church-State Separation: Oh, What a Touchy Subject!” The 2013 Shurden Lectures were held on the campus of Stetson University in DeLand, Fla. For more information on the lecture series, visit www.BJConline.org/lectures. Click here to watch the video of this lecture. Visit the BJC’s iTunes channel for a downloadable version of this lecture and other BJC podcasts. Click here for the podcast of lecture #2: First Freedoms: Accommodate religion, but don’t advance it. Click here for the video of lecture #2. Click here for the podcast of lecture #3: Religion and Politics: How did we do in 2012? Click here for the video of lecture #3. Click here for a complete wrap-up of the 2013 Shurden Lectures, from the April 2013 Report from the Capital. Brent Walker: First Principles: God-given, but government protected [ 36:51 ] Play Now | Play in Popup |...
Brent Walker on the ‘war on Christmas’

Brent Walker on the ‘war on Christmas’

In this podcast, BJC Executive Director J. Brent Walker discusses the so-called “war on Christmas” and how we can model the virtues of the season. You can find a version of these comments in his column in the November/December 2012 edition of the Baptist Joint Committee’s newsletter, Report from the Capital. Click here to see all of the Baptist Joint Committee’s podcasts. Click here to visit the Baptist Joint Committee channel on iTunes. Brent Walker on the 'war on Christmas' [ 6:56 ] Play Now | Play in Popup |...
Frank Lambert: Constituting the separation of church and state

Frank Lambert: Constituting the separation of church and state

This is the third and final lecture given by Purdue professor Frank Lambert at the 2012 Shurden Lectures. This lecture centers on the Federal Convention of 1787 and the state ratifying conventions that debated the draft Constitution. It explores the question of religion at those conventions within the context of trying to create a “more perfect Union.” It concludes that the delegates at the Philadelphia Convention separated matters of church and state both to solidify the union and to safeguard religion from government encroachment. This speech was the third of three presentations for the 2012 Walter B. and Kay W. Shurden Lectures on Religious Liberty and Separation of Church and State, held April 17-18 on the campus of Mercer University in Macon, Ga. Click here to watch this lecture on the BJC’s Vimeo channel. Click here to download this and other lectures from the BJC’s iTunes Channel. Click here to see photos from the 2012 Shurden Lectures. Lambert’s other two lectures are also available as podcasts: Click here to listen to lecture #1: America conceived as a Christian nation? The separation of good and bad history Click here to listen to lecture #2: A secular/sacred alliance in the fight for religious liberty Frank Lambert: Constituting the Separation of Church and State [ 45:02 ] Play Now | Play in Popup |...