The Southern Baptist Convention’s top expert on religious liberty concerns says the U.S. Supreme Court should uphold a New York town’s practice of opening its city council meetings with sectarian prayer.
The Southern Baptist Convention agency that provides insurance for denominational employees filed a lawsuit Oct. 11 claiming the Affordable Care Act violates the religious liberty of faith-based organizations that do not meet the government’s narrow definition of “religious employers” exempted from paying for birth-control coverage
A new program designed to make it easier to buy health insurance for small businesses has potential to become a major source of medical coverage for church staff and employees, says Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Church Benefits Board President Gary Skeen.
After a recent world-wind visit as part of a Jordan Tourism Board tour for religious journalists, I wrote about the experience of visiting briefly with Syrian families who have found refuge in Amman, Jordan. A few were middle-aged, others were young parents,
Retired maintenance worker Bill Allison of Puxico, Mo., was diagnosed with stage-four leukemia just over two years ago and, being in his 60s, was told his
Keeping the church facility in good shape and ministries vital costs money. Maintaining balance in budgeting for building maintenance and support for ministry is a choice faced through the ages by Christians who believe God is revealed both in beauty and in the impoverished. The
It may not feel like it to number-crunchers fine-tuning annual financial proposals, but church budgets are moral statements that reflect ethical priorities.
ROACH, Mo. — Experts from the Missouri missions community discussed differences between the beginning of the modern missionary movement and its
Pray that Christian people will show Christ's love and hope to Syrian refugees living in Jordan during their time of need. About 500,000 Syrians have escaped into Jordan since civil war has engulfed their native land.
AMMAN, Jordan — Sitting on cushions in an almost bare apartment in a crowded Palestinian neighborhood in Amman, Jordan, a family of Syrian refugees began to tell their story through