By Bill Webb, Word&Way Editor A Freewill Baptist church in a small Kentucky town made big news recently when it voted 9-6 against allowing interracial couples to become members or to participate in worship leadership. Gulnare Free Will Baptist Church
As Christmas approaches, many Joplin residents still struggle with the aftermath of a devastating tornado that ripped through the city's heart on May 22. But Bob Barker, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Missouri disaster relief coordinator for the area, sees God's hand in partnership and in
Evangelist Billy Graham returned to his North Carolina home Dec. 6 after a six-day stay in a nearby hospital where he was treated for pneumonia. Graham, 93, responded well to antibiotics and grew stronger and more mobile after physical therapy, said Mark Hellrich, the
Two churches in Mount Airy, N.C., have withdrawn from the local Surry Baptist Association in response to its dismissal last July of an affiliated church which called a woman as pastor. Piney Grove Baptist Church voted unanimously Nov. 30 to leave the 66-church association,
When Angel Food ministries ceased operations in September, leaving thousands of client families around the country without access to affordable food, Trinity Baptist Church in San Antonio decided to launch its own Bountiful Blessings ministry to meet that need locally.
WASHINGTON (ABP) – Church-state observers expressed surprise at the Supreme Court’s Dec. 5 refusal to hear an appeal of a ruling that New York City has the right to bar the use of public school buildings for worship when school is not in session.