The BWA World Congress shares dozens and dozens of languages and dialects and pray together, study the Bible together and sing the familiar songs of the faith simultaneously in their native languages. Attendees have suggested that the World Congress gives them a “foretaste of heaven” — even if it lasts for just five days every five years.
By Vicki Brown, Word & Way Associate Editor|
July 14, 2015
Missourians know Jean Carnahan for her contributions in the past. But to a host of young people and friends, Jean is an encourager and a mender of brokenness (everything from relationships to world problems) — two constant outgrowths of strong religious faith.
An old Sunday School register hangs on the wall in my church office. As much nostalgia as that register generates, many of us are beginning to ask if we need some new metrics to measure congregational life and health in the 21st century.