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Completely Baptist Education Offered in Appalachia

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Jerome, Feb 28, 2018.

  1. Jerome

    Jerome Well-Known Member
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    Oneida Baptist boarding school graduates now provided with incentives to continue their learning at Clear Creek Baptist Bible College and the University of the Cumberlands:

    Grade School to Grad School - Unique Partnership Provides Discounted Education

    "It is not unusual for a student to complete grade school, undergraduate and graduate education in one state, but what if a student could do that with a Christian education? Because of the generous giving of Kentucky Baptist churches through the Cooperative Program, Oneida Baptist Institute, Clear Creek Baptist Bible College and the University of the Cumberlands are able to offer a unique partnership to students to provide a Christian education. OBI graduates can attend Clear Creek for $100 per credit hour and Clear Creek graduates can earn a Master of Arts in Christian Services from UC for $299 a class....Thank you, Kentucky Baptists, for investing in Christian education through your Cooperative Program giving!"
     
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    Some of my ancestors were deeply involved with ending the Baker-Howard feud and bringing all parties together in agreement "to build a school to teach our children to love each other". I contributed to the support of OBI for many years when I was working.

    The Crucible: A Tale Of The Kentucky Feuds for the story.
     
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    Oneida Baptist Institute

    "OBI is a coeducational Southern Baptist boarding school in Oneida, Kentucky, affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention. Oneida Baptist Institute was founded by James Anderson Burns with the intent of bringing an end to the culture of feuds and violence in Clay County, Kentucky. Burns aimed 'to teach the children of the hostile clans to love each other and not fight,' believing that a combination of education and Christian love would cause their feuds to 'stop automatically'."
     
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    Dawn Comes to the Mountains actually goes into greater detail concerning the history and the clans that were involved in coming together, under the efforts of Burns, to end the feuds and build the school. I've read the book, Dad has it and identifies with several of our kin listed in it. It also tells how, in the very beginning, it was agreed by all parties to NOT identify with the Primitive Baptists (several of the original participants were PBs) but embrace the new school ways in running the school and it's curriculum.

    The Story of James Anderson Burns and Oneida Baptist Institute
    "James Anderson Burns (1865-1945), the youngest son of a Primitive Baptist preacher, grew up in the hills of West Virginia where families produced their own food, clothes and housing. At fourteen, in addition to working the family farm, he hunted and sold ginseng roots to buy books so he could attend the first school in a nearby settlement. He quickly mastered the school's curriculum and, eager to see and learn more, decided to visit his father's homestead in Clay County, Kentucky...."
     
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