NEWS FEATURE: Ties unwinding between schools and Southern Baptist state conventions

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c. 1997 Religion News Service UNDATED _”Blest Be the Tie That Binds”is a favorite hymn to celebrate Christian fellowship in Baptist circles. But the ties between some Southern Baptist-affiliated colleges and their state conventions are gradually unwinding, a casualty of the ongoing struggle between moderates and ultraconservatives that has polarized the nation’s largest Protestant denomination […]

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