James Dunn's place in Baptist history

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James Dunn's place in Baptist history

Postby Stephen Fox » Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:38 pm

Bill Moyers has weighed in over the years and Brent Walker and Aaron Weaver have done good jobs in their tribute bios of Dunn.

I like what Weaver did with Dunn's early inspiration from Stewart Newman;
Dunn just a boy of 16 when he took the January Bible Study class with Newman.

Last week I was reading a piece in Theatlantic.com, review of severalrecent books about Nixon, one by Even Thomas, Being Nixon. One of those analyses tookstronglook at a darker side of Nixon's legacy, the Southern Strategy of Harry Dent which in part was a piece of the troubles Helms, Pressler and Patterson engaged to make America a struggle for the likes of James Dunn.

I knew Dent's daughter at Furman. Dolly named her first son after Billy Graham, Graham is his name.

I've talked to her sisiter Ginny over the last several years about many facts of Baptist history of last 30 years.

Dunn was upaginst some big forces,from the anti Civilrights resentments of Pressler and Helms, to Nixon's legacy in the Southern Strategy and the pettifoggery of Billy Graha. Even now locally in Alabama Collinsville pastor John Morgan has abused the wintess of Obadiah Holmes unwittingly perhaps for Tea Party Gains in our small pocket of the world.

At furman in the early 90s I tried toset up a donversation between Dunn and Harry Dent. Dunn Wasn't pleased. I 've come to understand why. Maybe it was the timing but it woulda been an interesting conversation to have been on the record.

Maybe Moyers yet has a little time toshedsome morelight.

In the big picture, someknew George Truett. Some MartinLutherKingand DietrichBonhoeffer.In our lifetime many of us got to knowJames Dunn and we are better people for it; better Baptists for sure.
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Official BJC notice and tribute

Postby Stephen Fox » Mon Jul 06, 2015 6:55 am

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Re: James Dunn's place in Baptist history

Postby Neil Heath » Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:20 am

Stephen is your keyboard or spell check having issues today? Lots of missing spaces and other typos in that first post.
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Bill Moyers on James Dunn

Postby Stephen Fox » Mon Jul 06, 2015 6:50 pm

Neal, I will try to edit typos on a better computer soon. Meanwhile I hope you relish this link

http://www.christianethicstoday.com/cet ... &ArtID=122
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Dunn and Stewart Newman vs Criswell, Helms and Pressler

Postby Stephen Fox » Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:00 am

RNS writer Adelle Banks makes an allusive reference to my friend Stewart Nemwan in her piece on James Dunn

http://www.religionnews.com/2015/07/06/ ... n-dead-83/

I chimed in on RNS facebook wall to add more light on the high stakes of Dunn's Legacy as it entangled Nixon's Southern Strategy, to Pressler and Criswelll's dark side on Civil Rights
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I watched MemorialService Online

Postby Stephen Fox » Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:17 am

iT WAS glorious

Melissa Rogers read letters fro Presidents Obama and Carter

Bill Leonard's eulogy was excellent

Bill Moyers will give a lecture in Dunn's honor next fall at Wake Forest

The choir special Gather at the River was perfect as were the Scripture Readings.

Leonard said he and Dunn planed the service in 2003
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Memorial Service

Postby Stephen Fox » Sun Jul 19, 2015 8:21 am

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