Without question, the dominating concern of the last year has been the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Author: John Finley
Date: Spring 2021
From: Baptist History and Heritage(Vol. 56, Issue 1)
Publisher: Baptist History and Heritage Society
Document Type: Article
Length: 748 words
Lexile Measure: 1580L

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As with so many families, churches, and other non-profit organizations, the Baptist History and Heritage Society has been directly affected by this worldwide health emergency, which resulted in the cancellation of our 2020 annual conference, delays in publishing several issues of our journal, and a dramatic reduction in travel for the executive director. In spite of these challenges, the Society has forged ahead with the creation of new resources and social media, in addition to an enhanced online presence.

In late 2020, we released a new video on Baptist identity, featuring Dr. Bill Leonard, founding dean and professor emeritus of the Wake Forest University School of Divinity. Titled "Hopeful Apocalypse: Charting a Baptist Future," this free video examines many of the cultural changes impacting congregations in the twenty-first century, and is designed for individual study, Sunday School and small group discussions, and Wednesday night programs.

With the help of Lee Heidel, owner/design/development lead at Heideldesign, we developed a totally new BHHS website and then later adapted it for conference use as a virtual platform. This new online presence of the Society offers a more user-friendly experience through...

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