History

This Month in SEC History: November 1994

by Mike Stroud When one mentions that a UCC congregation is "Open and Affirming" these days, one immediately recognizes that it is a place welcoming...

This Month in SEC History: October 1979

by Mike Stroud Women in the church have recently gotten an amazing, and long-overdue, amount of attention. But as recently as 50 or so years...

This Month in SEC History: September 1966

by Mike Stroud A large number of churches have come and gone through the Southeast Conference's doors throughout its nearly 58-year existence, most in the latter category. But the...

This Month in SEC History: August 1989

by Mike Stroud The SEC has always felt the need to speak up about injustice, even when there was opposition within its ranks toward doing...

This Month in SEC History: July 2005

by Mike Stroud Eighteen years ago this month, the Southeast Conference reached perhaps the pinnacle of its 39 years of being when Atlanta played host to...

A Prayer of Thanksgiving for the Southeast Conference

Written by Michael Stroud as part of the monthly historical article celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Southeast Conference. O Creator God, who brings into...

Memories of a Southern Sojourn

From Memories of a Southern Sojourn by Erston M. Butterfield, unpublished manuscript, October 2001 In the Spring of 1952, Dr. Thomas Tripp, Director of Town and...

Errand in the Wilderness: Congregationalism in Appalachia

Appalachia is an overlooked region of the United States, put bluntly. No one considers it even remotely glamorous, with its multitude of social and...

A Kudzu Pilgrimage: Liberal Congregationalism in the Southland

In the overall spectrum of American Christianity, Congregationalism has, for better or worse, occupied a liberal place on the theological and cultural registers. This...

German Evangelicals and Swiss Reformed Seek Zion in the Southland

The Southern U.S., for the most part, was in the 19th century most unlike much of the rest of the country in that it...