Rather than just giving Christmas presents to the needy, two Kansas City-area church churches are giving the gift of giving and helping parents or guardians to pick and give their own presents to their children.
Baptist disaster relief volunteers are modern-day “Good Samaritans,” always prepared and ready to reach out to people whose lives have been turned upside down. These trained volunteers donate their time and energy, go to the communities most in need, work and share God’s love in tangible ways.
Saint Francis of Assisi is remembered as one who valued creation as a mirror of the Creator. He once wrote, “If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.”
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (RNS) — Bob Terry, the longtime editor of both The Alabama Baptist and Word&Way, is known for his journalistic excellence, his personal integrity in the midst of church controversies and his unflagging calls for the Christian mission to build God’s kingdom.
But when he retires at the end of this year, Terry’s most lasting legacy in the hearts of Alabama Baptists is likely to be the vulnerable honesty with which he shared his grief after the sudden death of his first wife in 1998.
Isaiah's message in today's study is a dramatic contrast to Jeremiah's writings we studied last week. Isaiah's “book” can be divided in half: the first 39 chapters are called “first Isaiah” and the last 27 chapters are called “second Isaiah.” This week's passage marks a profound difference with a word of comfort and hope. Has God changed his mind about these selfish people?
By Brian Kaylor, Word&Way Editor|
December 5, 2018
As a result of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last year in the case Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, In. v. Comer, Missouri taxpayers are footing the bill for new playground surfaces at churches and Christian schools — and that likely means some public schools and city parks did not receive funding.
An annual tradition of this column calls attention to the kind of religious inspiration that religion didn’t necessarily request. Suspecting that the cause of these decisions were due to indigestion rather than inspiration, I’ve named them the Bad Burrito Awards.
(RNS) — The Rev. Mark Harris, a Southern Baptist pastor turned aspiring congressman, is facing allegations of election fraud in North Carolina, where authorities are investigating whether an operative for his campaign paid workers to take absentee ballots from voters illegally.
By Diana Chandler, Baptist Press|
December 3, 2018
DEAD SEA, Israel (BP) -- The Dead Sea has been receding for decades, with some experts predicting its total demise by 2050. But a $1.5 billion plan to resurrect the biblically prominent sea is nearing fruition, NBC News reported Nov. 29.
HOUSTON (AP) — George H.W. Bush, a World War II hero whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that led voters to turn him out of office after a single term, has died. He was 94.