Since 1994, Sports Crusaders has served more than 47,000 campers, distributed more than 50,000 Bibles and seen more than 5,600 professions of faith in U.S. camps at more than 400 churches. Additionally, they have held camps in more than a dozen other countries.
On Aug. 13, 2002, the Missouri Baptist Convention filed its first lawsuit against five Baptist institutions that shifted to self-perpetuating boards. Fifteen years and several million dollars later, 40 percent of the cases remain unresolved.
For the past eight years, First Baptist Church in Kearney, Neb., has been in new construction mode. Land was purchased, plans were in hand and the congregation had voted to start building. And then God opened the door to an unexpected opportunity.
By Kimberly Winston, Religion News Service|
October 5, 2017
(RNS) Fall is when reading turns serious again, after the light-as-a-breeze books of the summer. This list of new and recently released books reflects that return to seriousness, as many ask big questions to which there are few (if any) answers.
By Fredrick Nzwili, Religion News Service|
October 4, 2017
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) – This commuter train takes its passengers to work, but the preacher aboard hopes it will also take them to God.
Starting in the suburb of Ruiru, about 19 miles north of Nairobi, the train for the past five years has informally hosted a growing number of self-styled pastors and a makeshift, moving congregation eager to hear the gospel.
By Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service|
October 2, 2017
(RNS) — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has been a minister, a politician and a broadcaster. He’s combining all those roles in a new talk show on Trinity Broadcasting Network that is set to feature President Trump on its Oct. 7 premiere.
How do you keep your digital information safe? My advice has always been to install updates, use antivirus software and backup your data. Those who don’t, risk attracting malware that can corrupt files, access your personal information or use your computer to send out spam and more malware.
By Carrie McWhorter for Word&Way|
September 27, 2017
In 2001, the first draft of the human genome was published in the journal Nature. The research effort sought to identify all the genes in human DNA and to determine the possible sequences of the chemical bases that make up human DNA.
The completion of the Human Genome Project raised a significant question in Christian circles: Who are Adam and Eve in light of the conclusions?
For Christmas 1942, my parents gave me a book, “Hurlbut’s Story of the Bible.” For the first time, I could read the Bible for myself. You can well imagine a first grader would have difficulty reading the Bible. This book was written with children in mind, and I could read and understand.
Sports Crusaders is a sports-based ministry that has reached almost 48,000 campers in sports camps, in addition to international ministry in a dozen countries, an at-risk camp and a weekly radio program. Executive Director Tricia Alberts is interviewed in the September issue of Word&Way.
How much interest do you have in the 500th anniversary of the Reformation this month?