Phil Rodgerson, retired from the Virginia Baptist Mission Board, has identified classic options churches often consider when facing their own demise. Unfortunately, 58 percent of the time, the church chooses to remain and do nothing—an approach that almost guarantees an inglorious end.
Is a church’s death inevitable? Who can give congregations permission to die? Should church members feel guilty for closing their facility’s doors?
WASHINGTON (ABP) -- On the eve of a bipartisan summit on health-care reform in the nation's capital, thousands of people of faith signed a letter urging the White House and Congress to "complete the task at hand on behalf of the millions who are left
WASHINGTON (ABP) -- U.S. foreign policy is hampered by a secular bias that causes policy makers to underestimate the role of religion in world affairs, a Midwestern think tank said in a 100-page report released Feb. 23.
Missouri Baptist Convention executive director David Tolliver will not be deposed before the MBC's litigation against the Missouri Baptist Foundation moves forward. The MBF is one of five formerly affiliated entities included in a lawsuit the convention filed in August 2002.
Every 10 years, I write a column reflecting on making it to an age that ends in zero. By the time the current issue of Word&Way is delivered to the home of each subscriber, I will have reached what some irreverent little smarty pants might
North American Mission Board missionary Vivian McCaughan enters Hidden Valley Estates in Wentzville
Southwest Baptist University tennis coach John Bryant was one of 15 individuals and two teams inducted into the Missouri
For as long as she can remember, Katie Goldstein has been drawn to help people. Even in high school, the St. Louis native found ways
A congregation once primarily recognized as a “university” church, attracting professors and students, is more often seen today as “the church committed to its community.”