Protesting students at the University of Missouri — bolstered when black members of the Mizzou football team joined the protest — secured their demand Nov. 9 that UM System President Tim Wolfe vacate his office.
An increasing number of Baptists engaged in disaster relief monitored weather reports coming out of the Charleston, S.C., area early in October. They stood ready for requests to respond to the devastating flooding that wreaked havoc on the area.
I’m a baseball fan. In fact, since my earliest years, I have been a St. Louis Cardinals fan. Where I grew up in southern Illinois was only about an hour away from St. Louis, so we didn’t cheer for either of the Chicago teams (Cubs
John Gibson, a New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary professor, couldn’t bear the shame days after hackers exposed the names of millions of people — including Gibson — who had signed up for Ashley Madison, a site notorious for people seeking affairs.
Photos of two smiling young adults — one a TV news reporter and the other a cameraman — showed two people who appeared to be vibrantly alive. The headline above their pictures told something different: “Virginia TV reporter, photographer killed in shooting during live interview.”
Within a week’s time, a multi-car accident and a condominium fire claimed the lives of eight young people in central Missouri.
Surely the widely circulated story caught the eyes of a lot of Baptists. It seems a coalition of U.S. Muslim groups launched a fundraiser to rebuild predominantly black churches targeted with arson following the Charleston, S.C., shooting in which nine members were killed by a
Let’s hope the people of America never stop being shocked and disturbed at racially motivated violence like what happened June 17 at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.
My guess is that Internet stories with themes like devotion, compassion and sacrifice receive a lot of hits. Sure, cuteness, trivia and no-emotional-investment shallow topics garner their share of attention, too. But principled actions and reactions strike particular chords within most of us. The headline
My wife, one of our sons, the family Golden Retriever and I took a hike along the Katy Trail over Memorial Day weekend. The midway of the east-west trail created on an old rail-bed brushes along the northern edge of the Missouri River across from