Have you ever woken up, trying to remember that great idea that you had during the night — only to find out it was the result of indigestion more than inspiration? If so, you’ll understand the inspiration of the annual Bad Burrito Awards for “What
Celebrating the Messiah’s birth is important in worship, to be sure. But it also carries the opportunity/responsibility/risk of walking and acting in the Jesus way in the daily moments of life. It means not even withholding Christ from those who might seem unlikely to embrace
As a student who began writing stories for my daily newspaper in the summers when I was fresh out of high school, I have always enjoyed good-news pieces, especially those with dramatic or even surprising endings. This morning I spotted a story
A century and a half after the Civil War divided Baptists in America into separate congregations predominantly black and white, a diverse group of U.S. Baptists is exploring ways to cross boundaries of identity, doctrine and ethnicity to collaborate in community service.
The angel Gabriel was working overtime back in the first chapter of Luke. It was his job to deliver the top two birth announcements in Christendom to (1) the priest Zechariah, whose wife Elizabeth was to become pregnant and bear a son, John, who would
A federal judge said Nov. 23 that an IRS rule allowing clergy to avoid paying taxes on a part of their income designated as a housing allowance violates the constitutionally mandated separation of church and state.
Each year as Thanksgiving approaches my family is reminded of the death of Dad. It is hard to believe that it has been 25 years since Robert Que Webb, a lifetime resident of my hometown of Mt. Vernon, Ill., died on Nov. 8, 1988.