Donald V. Wideman, 95, passed away Wednesday (May 3) in Kansas City, Missouri. A leader in Missouri Baptist life, Wideman served as executive director of the Missouri Baptist Convention from 1987–1997 and was elected as second vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Dwindling attendance by an increasingly elderly congregation at a historic Alabama church has prompted the difficult decision to close its doors for good, with the final worship service held this Sunday after 182 years.
Under the theme “Swords into Plowshares: Achieving Enough for All & Pursuing Peace,” the Ecumenical Advocacy Days conference met for the twentieth year in a row to worship and mobilize advocacy on a number of domestic and international policy issues.
As we celebrate the second birthday of A Public Witness, this edition recounts a few articles whose importance and impact stood out, highlights some of the attention our work has received, and reveals what you can expect from us in the future.
A powerful Southern Baptist committee was looking to appoint a new leader Monday who could navigate controversies over its handling of sexual-abuse reforms and the ousting of churches with women serving as pastors.