On average a pastor has two or three hours a week to speak directly to church members built on hours of prayer and study. Pastors who find a way to share some of that research and insight through a writing ministry have an opportunity to connect with church members and those outside the church.
By Andrew Woodrow, Illinois Baptist|
August 7, 2018
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (BP) -- In an Illinois town proud of its Route 66 heritage, thousands gather every year to celebrate what John Steinbeck called "the Mother Road." For more than 20 years, Edwardsville's annual Route 66 festival at City Park has offered visitors fun, food, and classic cars.
What was missing, realized church planter Rayden Hollis, was a gospel opportunity.
(RNS) — Author Shane Claiborne notes that, with America’s next two executions scheduled for this month, there couldn’t have been a better time for Pope Francis to wholeheartedly denounce the death penalty — and for Christians worldwide to double down on their commitment to end it.
OGALLALA, Neb. (BP) -- A grieving father's Scripture-laden plea for mercy led to a lenient 180-day jail sentence for the truck driver who killed a missionary family of five in an auto accident last year.
NASHVILLE (BP) -- Teens who report high-frequency digital media use are twice as likely to develop attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reports. Christian mental health practitioners say excessive screen time can damage the soul as well.
By Brandon Elrod, North American Mission Board|
August 1, 2018
REDDING, Calif. (BP) -- California Southern Baptist Disaster Relief chaplaincy teams have begun providing spiritual and emotional counseling to survivors of Northern California's Carr fire, which started on July 23 and rapidly grew over the weekend to consume more than 98,000 acres.
Luke, the lone Gentile gospel writer, displays a heightened sense of excitement as Jesus “set his face to go to Jerusalem” (v. 51). The very concept of God sending his Son into this world to die for us was totally foreign to the world of that day. The simple words of Jesus foreshadow a goal the world still has trouble understanding.
(RNS) — Nearly half of the estimated 14 million American youth going to camp this summer will be attending Christian camps to escape from home, play games with new friends, unplug from technology and seek God in nature.
ISTANBUL, Turkey (RNS) — A Turkish judge ruled on Wednesday (July 25) that Andrew Brunson, an American Presbyterian pastor and missionary facing terrorism charges, be moved from prison to house arrest.
For many in Turkey, it has little to do with his faith or his work as a missionary, and everything to do with how Washington addresses the concerns of Ankara.