“Free speech is under assault in America,” the president of the National Religious Broadcasters recently declared in a Washington, D.C. press conference, "And this is happening on the internet.”
While Dickens’s "A Christmas Carol" is not an overtly Christian story, the theme of starting over is. In Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians, he calls those in Christ “a new creation. The old has passed away; behold the new has come” (2 Cor. 5:17).
Important conversations are seldom easy to have. As a child transitions into adolescence, parents often dread “the talk.” Years later, roles shift and adult children are faced with starting another dreaded but critical discussion, one medical and legal professionals often call “the conversation.”
Feelings of "American exceptionalism" remain strong in the U.S., but the nation has become exceptional in "problematic ways," according to Philip Alston, United Nations special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights.
By Tim Ellsworth, Union University|
January 8, 2018
WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (BP) -- Jerry Walls has enjoyed three decades of a prosperous and peaceful pastorate of Southside Baptist Church in Warner Robins, Ga.
But with Alabama and Georgia colliding on Jan. 8 for the College Football Playoff National Championship, Walls and the Southside family are facing a challenge unlike any they've encountered together. It's a challenge some might think could threaten the harmony that has characterized the church.
AUGUSTA, Kan. (BP) -- For bivocational pastor Don Mayberry, it's not uncommon to go from counseling a vice president of the international auto supply company to sitting atop his horse and sharing the story of Joseph with local ranchers and cowboys -- all within a few hours.
By Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service|
January 4, 2018
WASHINGTON (RNS) — After lawsuits and a Supreme Court decision, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued a new policy extending disaster relief to churches, synagogues and other congregations.
(The Conversation) — Traveling in the new year? It is very likely there is a chapel or meditation room tucked away somewhere in one of the airports you’ll pass through. Sixteen of the country’s 20 largest airports have chapels, as do many more around the world.
By Kimberly Winston, Religion News Service|
January 3, 2018
(RNS) — The Lancaster Mennonite Conference, the largest group of Mennonite congregations in the U.S., has officially separated from the broader Mennonite community after a long-term disagreement over sexuality and the church.
The Baptist Home is involved in helping in the creation and strengthening of care for the aging, including overseas. In Feb. 2017, representatives of The Baptist Home Foundation worked alongside Nicaraguan leaders to develop strategic plans.
Which of these resolutions have you made for 2018?