Scott McConnell is executive director of LifeWay Research, the survey arm of the Southern Baptist Convention's LifeWay Christian Resources. Word&Way Editor Brian Kaylor interviewed McConnell in April during the annual convention of the Evangelical Press Association in Oklahoma City, Okla.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— “The work of reconciliation is challenging to preach, and even more challenging to practice,” said Erica Whitaker, senior pastor of Buechel Park Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky., as the 2019 General Assembly of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship opened Wednesday (June 19) with a
(RNS) — More than 14,000 Americans participating in the Ration Challenge for the first time this year — many, this week around World Refugee Day (June 20). The global challenge — organized in the United States by Church World Service — asks participants to live
NEW YORK (AP) — Charitable giving by individual Americans in 2018 suffered its biggest drop since the Great Recession of 2008-09, in part because of Republican-backed changes in tax policy, according to the latest comprehensive report on Americans’ giving patterns.
In 2 Kings 5, a self-righteous, important man had to humble himself and listen to others in a quest to find healing from leprosy. Humbly listening to those we normally wouldn’t listen to might be the recipe we need today.
Nearly two-thirds (63%) of U.S. adults say slavery’s legacy continues to negatively impact black Americans “a great deal” or “a fair amount,” according to a Pew Research Center data analysis published June 17.
TULSA, Okla. — Oh, Kenneth Hearrell has stories to tell. But ask the 87-year-old about his role as the “disaster deacon” for his church in Oklahoma, and he has less to say. It’s as if he can’t understand why anyone would need to ask why
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (RNS) — The Rev. Sarah Howell-Miller, a United Methodist minister, once opposed needle exchange programs for opioid addicts — a stance shared by legislators in some three dozen states. Then she fell in love with a drug user.
(RNS) — Like their sisters and brothers in the Southern Baptist Convention this week, Cooperative Baptists will gather in Birmingham next week and wrestle with many of the same questions that our SBC friends are. One question we won't be considering is whether God calls