Last Father’s Day I received a gift from my wife and children more precious than I can describe. Without my knowledge, they had repurposed some wood from
An advent reflection by Blake McKinney, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Lee's Summit, Mo.
Ordinary couple. Young people. Nearly married. Expectant parents. Gentle Mary. Pregnant virgin. Pregnant virgin!? Round
Today is THE day! Hallelujah! From your facial expression, although you are at church, you look stressed, exhausted and not in a “hallelujah” mood. You have gotten
Please don't misunderstand me. The Christmas story is not a childhood fantasy, a concocted mixture of a little prince who grows up in poverty, is rescued from
Paul Gibson, executive minister for the Great Rivers Region of American Baptist Churches, reflects on "What Christmas Means to Me."
An advent reflection on the viral image of Omran Daqneesh, a dazed five-year-old boy found in the rubble in Aleppo, Syria.
Light land, hope illumined enthuses the refugee soul.
Forgotten spaces at highway's end host sojourners cast out of home.
My colleagues and I awoke Nov. 29 in Nashville, Tenn., to startling news and video of fire ravaging homes and resort structures toward the east in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge in the Great Smoky Mountains. When messengers to the Tennessee Baptist Convention held their annual
David O. Moore, 95, former chair of the religion department at William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo., died Oct. 28.
As voters in Missouri chose a new slate of statewide elected officials on Nov. 8, they elected a Baptist layman for the state’s second highest office.
Words like privilege, entitlement and equal access have suddenly taken on enormous significance in our culture. Until recently, I viewed myself as very egalitarian. But on board