On a recent weekend, my wife, son and I were readying what will be our retirement home in our native state of Illinois. We have not lived in the southern part of the state since traveling off to seminary 39 years ago. We’ll live closer
Revelation is written in a style that fits into the fashionable entertainment of our day: sci-fi, mythological creatures at war and strange beings from another dimension, connected
The Apostle Paul in Ephesians 4:1-3 listed five key Christian lifestyle practices. The first three lifestyle guides are to “be completely humble, be gentle and be patient.”
The fourth key
Today we will consider how our giving can create joy within us as well as in others. No, this is not a gimmick. It's a lesson on
The stereotype of millennials, those born between the early 1980s and 2000, is of young adults who dream big but yet seem reluctant to take risks and
John Howell, an original faculty member of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas, Mo., was remembered fondly following his death at 92 on Sept. 6 after a
Few pastors throw their hat into a political race. But many engage in politics in other ways, both in the public square and in church sanctuaries.
“Ministry is not a vocation, it’s not an occupation, it's a calling,” states a senator from Oklahoma. Others see running for office as part of the process of living out their faith.
In case you haven’t noticed, we’re coming down the final stretch of an election year.
Participate in the process and affirm you are exercising the right —
American Baptist Churches of the Great Rivers Region (Missouri and Illinois) upended the traditional tithe of 10 percent by giving 90 percent