The shift over the last few decades in church has been noticeable — and that’s a good thing. We have gone from wearing suits and ties and dresses and skirts, to wearing our jeans and holding our iced lattes as we gather for Sunday service.
And gone are the days where we hear the explanations for last Sunday when we missed.
I smiled when I read the news that long-time Baptist journalist and longer-time friend of the family Bill Webb had decided to retire.
I did not smile because he was leaving Word & Way, or not even because he had chosen to retire and spend time with family and other pursuits of passion. I smiled because of the overwhelming gratitude that I felt watching him end this chapter of his vocation.