What is a regular activity for most Baptist institutions is new territory for Word&Way, now in its 115th year. We publicly launched the Truth Matters financial campaign on Sept. 30. It is our first bona fide capital campaign.
When evangelist Billy Graham, social activist Jim Wallis, pastor Rick Warren, theologian Al Mohler and author Brian McLaren all can fit under the umbrella term “evangelical,” some theological and cultural observers wonder if the term has lost its meaning.
Are Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and Mainstream Baptists evangelicals? The answer is yes and no.
Truth mattered when Sanford M. Brown established Word&Way in 1896. And truth still matters, several individuals declared Sept. 30 at the public launch of the newsjournal's capital campaign -- Truth Matters.
WASHINGTON (ABP) – Directors of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, meeting in Washington Oct. 4-5, discussed the tenuous state of religious freedom in America and heard of the organization’s continuing search for property on Capitol Hill.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (ABP) -- After opposing the building of a mosque near Ground Zero in New York City, the Southern Baptist Convention's chief spokesman on public policy has come out in support of Muslims seeking to build a new Islamic center in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Rural churches, particularly those within driving distance of a seminary or denominational college or university, often become training grounds for ministerial staff.
Rural churches in America face a host of challenges as they seek to continue ministry in their communities. Loss of members through population shift from rural areas to urban centers can drain rural churches.
America’s rural churches were built upon and grew from a strong sense of community. Although many rural congregations now are in decline, that community reliance may be the key to spiritual renewal and to thriving ministry.
Brand New Church in Arkansas and Fairy Baptist Church in Texas are examples of rural churches that follow different worship styles and appeal to different kinds of people.