LONDON — “We lit the flame and lit up the world.”
Doug Shaw had to smile a little when London 2012 chairman Lord Coe closed the Olympics with those words Aug. 12.
Because Shaw’s hoping that’s exactly what happened.
Is there such a thing as being too plugged in to your electronic gadgets?
Increasingly, the answer is yes.
Consider that we each receive an average of 400 texts a month; for teens, that number skyrockets
Most Baptist entities these days are challenged not only to be more effective but to be more efficient as they deal with shrinking income, whether they be state or national conventions, regional associations, ministry-specific agencies and organizations or the local church.
Gary Morgan, pastor of Cowboy Church of Ellis County, spoke from his pulpit about the damage sexual abuse can cause. He assured victims if they disclose abuse and seek proper help, "it can get better." Too often, he said, victims of sexual abuse have not
“It can be fun to do good for others,” says Jeff Scott, pastor of Northside Baptist Church in Mechanicsville, Va. That’s why the congregation is asking area voters, “Which presidential candidate is the most full of beans?” and using donations of canned beans to benefit
People perish without vision, and so do congregations. But churches may suffer when doctrine-deprived members only hear about vision within the context of fund-raising appeals, said Jeff Anderson, founder of Acceptable Gift and author of Plastic Donuts: A Fresh Perspective on Gifts.
Good stewardship demands churches prepare for financial challenges, said Sharon Blood and Robert Orr in a resource produced by the San Antonio-based Baptist Credit Union.