Many religious leaders believe it is past the time when racial discord should have been resolved. The faith community can lend a prophetic voice as legislative remedies are formulated and proposed. They can make sure they and their congregations demonstrate acceptance and support themselves. Churches
For most people, the day of thanksgiving may bear little resemblance to the earliest days of gratitude for a good harvest celebrated almost as long as times of harvest in rural settings in cultures that long predated America itself.
While the Missouri Baptist Convention annual meeting was light on business, this year's rendition praised longtime worker -- Raymond R. "Bob" Kenison for his 36 years of dedicated service to children and youth through the Missouri Baptist Children's Home.
Word & Way is officially a Baptist newspaper covering Baptist life not only in Missouri but the adjacent Midwest. It tells Baptist stories originating in places like Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Iowa and Illinois in the spirit of finding common ground among cooperating Baptists.