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.
ASHLAND -- The Baptist Home Corporate Office announced they have been issued a $100,000 Challenge Grant from the J.E. & L.E. Mabee Foundation of Oklahoma for the construction of a new chapel on The Baptist Home-Ashland campus.
(RNS) — There’s a moment near the beginning of the documentary film “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” where producer Margy Whitmer muses, “We had a director who once said to me, if you take all of the elements that make good television and do the exact opposite, you have ‘Mister Rogers' Neighborhood’: low production values, simple set, an unlikely star,” she said.
“Yet it worked, because it was saying something really important.”
MCCREARY COUNTY, Ky. (BP) -- Tiny homes under construction spearheaded by a small Appalachian congregation will offer sanctuary and livelihood to people recovering from addiction and other life setbacks.
By Jana Riess, Religion News Service|
July 13, 2018
(RNS) — Referring to the Enneagram as “just” a personality test is to its aficionados like calling Beyoncé “just” a singer. It is a personality test, but it’s also so much more: a spiritual tool, a map of self-discovery and a discipline that will kick your butt with a new awareness of your shadow side.
We forget – it’s either a human flaw or a convenient habit. Our forgetfulness means we often repeat the mistakes of previous generations and we settle for what is easy or convenient to the moment, learning the same hard lessons over and over.
The top religious advisor to President Donald Trump defended his policies on detaining immigrant children, claiming Jesus never broke the law. Rather than an aberration, Paula White, the Florida megachurch “prosperity gospel” preacher, demonstrated the feel-good theology of too many Americans that prioritizes order over morality.
The church and organized religion ranked fourth in Gallup’s Confidence in Institutions report released on June 28, behind the U.S. military, small business and police.
Thirty-eight percent of respondents said they had a “great deal / quite a lot” of confidence in the church or organized religion, with 33 percent expressing “some” confidence and 27 percent “very little / none.”
By Grace Thornton, The Alabama Baptist|
July 11, 2018
MONROEVILLE, Ala. (The Alabama Baptist) -- One day Tommy Lee looked out the window and decided it was perfect plane-washing weather. He got the hose out and pulled the plane out of the hangar, but before he could do anything else, his phone rang.