News - Word&Way



The Missouri Baptist Convention in December regained control of the property and facilities of Windermere Baptist Conference Center in Roach, Missouri, after nearly 20 years of fighting for the campground. However, in its announcement of the purchase through a newly-formed shell company, the MBC lied about its role in the purchase.

(RNS) — For Heather Thompson Day, an associate professor of communication and rhetoric at Colorado Christian University, if she shares her love of Taylor Swift and Chick-fil-A with her children, why wouldn’t she also share her love of Jesus? A viral tweet over passing along our faith has generated discussion.

WASHINGTON (BP) -- The use of technology is advancing and strengthening Christian persecution, Open Doors CEO David Curry said Wednesday (Jan. 15) in releasing the ministry's 2020 World Watch List of the 50 countries where such persecution is most severe.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is considering dramatically expanding its much-litigated travel ban to additional countries amid a renewed election-year focus on immigration by President Donald Trump, according to six people familiar with the deliberations.

LESOTHO (BP) -- IMB missionary Teresa Flora is praising God today for physical and spiritual transformation in the life of a family in Southern Africa.

(RNS) — A federal judge in Maryland heard arguments Wednesday (Jan. 8) in a lawsuit by three faith-based organizations against the U.S. government over a recent executive order allowing state and local officials to block refugee resettlement.

Nurses in the U.S. continue to receive high marks for honesty and ethics, according to a Gallup report published Jan. 6. Clergy perception improved three points to 40% from last year, placing them 10th in the list of 22 professions surveyed.

YAUCO, Puerto Rico -- "People are still very scared," Jonathan Santiago said of residents in Puerto Rico who endured a 6.4 magnitude earthquake early Tuesday morning (Jan. 7). The ensuing aftershocks and tremors have been ongoing.

In December 2019, Word&Way helped sponsor a communication and media training event in Venezuela as the first part of a partnership with Luminar Bautista (Baptist Light), the media arm of Convención Nacional Bautista de Venezuela (National Baptist Convention of Venezuela).

(RNS) — I do not, and will not ever, own a cat. Instead, I own a dog. In fact, as I type this, Lucy, my 7-pound Yorkshire terrier, is snoring next to me on my office chair. Why do I prefer dogs to cats? It could be because — along with being a social scientist — I am an American Baptist pastor. And like many other Christians in the United States, I’m more likely to own a dog than a cat.