The Bible offers the key ingredient Christians — laypeople, ministers and church leaders alike — need to help them learn to lean upon one another. Each believer is a necessary and vital part of the body of Christ.
Charles Chandler can joke about preachers suffering from "Superman syndrome" since he portrayed the "Man of Steel" when Metropolis, Ill., claimed the status as the superhero's hometown. But while most ministers likely won't have Chandler's opportunity to play the part, often they fall into the
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — The churches are “busy at work…being God’s hands and feet at work,” declared Robin Stoops, executive minister for the American Baptist Churches of Nebraska.<br
Rhonda Myers admits she has attempted to be “Superwoman” most of her adult life. Now a fight with colon cancer is putting her relationships with others and her
It is Tuesday (Sept. 24), and my ecumenical tour group has completed upwards of two days of travel to reach the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. As I write, we are en route to our first stop in the northwestern corner of the nation.
WACO, Texas — The founding dean of the school of theology at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Mo., H.K. Neely Jr., passed away Sept. 22 in
"I wish he would just die!" my colleague bellowed.
It has been more than 35 years since the rest of us in the community newspaper's tiny office heard this occasional (sometimes frequent) angry litany. But it's a reminder that sometimes we have
When you hear about big organizations whose websites are attacked and customers’ private information is compromised, isn’t it a relief to know that no nefarious foreign hacker would care about your blog or website?
Then it happens to you.
The world is a messy place. Just look at the national and international news. Natural disasters continue to abound, of course. Always have and always will. In what many of us might regard as one of our most pristine and
Gene and Karen Stewart know what it means to live and teach in the City of St. Louis — and they know the difference an