Caleb Borchers planned to preach on the biblical Book of Haggai as he met with his five-year-old church in Asa Messer Elementary School in Providence, Rhode Island. In the end, the sermon on Sunday (March 15) was one of the few things that turned out
When you sit at the feet of Jesus you discover that God loves you and that he wants to bless you. The gift of eternal life cannot be earned even if you work as hard as Martha.
After the pastor of a black Baptist church in Virginia tested positive for COVID-19, the church attacked local media for reporting on his case and how he may have put others in the community at risk. The pastor joins a number of clergy members across
As the coronavirus pandemic grows around the world, numerous countries are enacting new restrictions that impact the lives of Baptists in those places. For Baptists in the Scandinavian countries of Denmark and Norway, Baptists are adapting how to do worship since large in-person gatherings are
Early spring coincides with at least three major religious holidays — Easter, Passover and, this year, the beginning of Ramadan. All three — or at least public events surrounding them — could be disrupted by the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus.
Global coronavirus quarantines have meant staking out parcels of online space to define a new, more mutable sense of congregation. Prayers in ones and zeroes merge, as believers look for something holy, or at least wholly human, in that shared pool of data.
On Sunday (March 15) , Alabama’s largest church stopped its in-person worship services. By Tuesday, it started hosting drive-through coronavirus tests in one of its parking lots.
Individual and communal acts of charity in these times are certainly necessary and good. But I’m not so sure that imagining our society’s economic and health care needs as one massive GoFundMe campaign is how we will get through this
What is a church to do in the time of the coronavirus pandemic? For many religious traditions, gathering for worship is not just a friendly suggestion.
Twenty-five years after a hopeful vision for addressing gender inequities around the world was adopted, progress has been made, but impacts have been uneven, and persistent inequalities and human rights abuses remain.