What has happened to the Missouri Baptist Convention?Bob PerryI get that question often from family, friends and folks in the churches. Some of them know that I was active in the Missouri Baptist Convention during parts of three decades in the '60s, '70s, and '80s.
By Bill Webb Word&Way Editor Residents of Columbia mourned the death of a young police officer -- Molly Bowden -- earlier this month. She was fired on during a traffic stop on Jan. 10 by a gunman who later took his own life. She
By Bill Webb Word&Way Editor Among many Christian groups, Sunday, Feb. 13, is Racial Reconciliation Sunday. The name of the day suggests that this is not a day of celebration but a "work day" of sorts. Many have made progress in the area of racial
By Bill Webb, Word&Way EditorSpringfield -- The widow of a prominent Southern Baptist pastor gave insights into her own pain and into ministering with those experiencing pain in a message to the State Evangelism Conference Jan. 24-25 at Second Baptist Church, Springfield.Kathy Ferguson's husband, Rick,
Voters vote 3-1 against sales tax Jefferson City - The Baptist Building in Jefferson City is for sale once again after Cole County voters gave a resounding "no" to a sales tax increase to fund a new justice center on Feb. 8. The Missouri Baptist
By Vicki Brown, Word&Way News WriterWhen three Missouri Baptist Convention employees retired from their posts at the end of last year, they took a wealth of experience and commitment with them. Larry Thomas, Ken Mercer and Helen Schlup each said they were grateful God had