As a young athlete, Anthony Allen set his sights on winning the Mr. Spartan trophy, an award given by his junior high school to a three-sport athlete who excelled in competition. Now? “If that’s all there is to life, life can be pretty disappointing.”
Truth telling is not easy. Just ask the Old Testament prophets.
Threatened, beaten, chained, put into stocks, imprisoned in cells and cisterns, threatened with death, killed — “Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute?” Stephen asked the Sanhedrin right before they stoned him.
“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.”
Last year, I was in a meeting with Rev. Paul Msiza, the South African pastor who is president of the Baptist World Alliance. In a Q&A session with some church leaders, he mentioned that pastors in the U.S. might want to consult the Kairos Document (KD) issued in 1985 by a group of mainly black South African theologians in response to the vicious and demeaning policies of apartheid.
By Aaron Earls, LifeWay Christian Resources|
March 21, 2018
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (BP) -- The Virginia Cavaliers began the regular season unheralded and unranked. They ended it as the No. 1 team in the country and a favorite going into this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament -- with many giving credit to their faith-fueled coach.
RICHMOND, Virginia—International Mission Board missionaries Dr. Randy Arnett, 62, and Kathy Arnett, 61, died March 14, 2018, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Missouri-native missionaries served as theological education strategists for Africa.
LAS VEGAS (BP) -- Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., and Denver were named America's loneliest cities in a recent study, but pastors in those cities are not surprised. They say the transient nature of modern life, along with selfishness and technology contribute to people feeling alone despite being surrounded by people.