By Bolivar Herald-Free Press (Curated)|
December 13, 2018
A group of five Southwest Baptist University students spent their Thanksgiving break working on seven projects in Florida, helping those who were still affected by Hurricane Michael in October. The group served alongside a member of the Missouri Baptist Disaster Relief.
The proposed tax plan drafted by Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives contains a provision that would repeal the so-called “Johnson Amendment,” according to a Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty (BJC) email sent out Dec. 11.
The sole Gentile gospel writer, Luke, records that on the night of Jesus' birth an angel appeared with a message to shepherds in the sheep pastures outside Bethlehem. The pioneer missionary Paul presents this dramatic message of hope for all the world, using an image familiar to both the Jewish and Gentile world. On this fourth Sunday of Advent we focus on the grace of God offered to all people through which we become God's children.
By Aaron Earls, LifeWay Christian Resources|
December 11, 2018
NASHVILLE (BP) -- Most Americans -- but suignificantly less than four years ago -- want more religious meaning to the Christmas season, and for some that includes the seasonal greetings we say to each other.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (RNS) — Bob Terry, the longtime editor of both The Alabama Baptist and Word&Way, is known for his journalistic excellence, his personal integrity in the midst of church controversies and his unflagging calls for the Christian mission to build God’s kingdom.
But when he retires at the end of this year, Terry’s most lasting legacy in the hearts of Alabama Baptists is likely to be the vulnerable honesty with which he shared his grief after the sudden death of his first wife in 1998.