Religious bodies, including denominations, are changing. But where are they headed?
DETROIT (ABP) -- Much of the global unrest that keeps political cauldrons boiling across the world emanates from a religious center, so Baptist peacemaker Dan Buttry taps the peace traditions of various faiths to bring factions to non-violent resolution.
Proponents of the multicampus church option cite flexibility, stewardship and the “spark” that newness can bring to ministry. But stewardship is also a key element of the model’s draw.
The number of commitments by African youth to sexual purity through True Love Waits International stands at more than 959,000 since LifeWay Christian Resources launched its strategic initiative there in summer 2007.
OAKLAND, Calif. (ABP) -- A Baptist church noted for its internationally acclaimed HIV/AIDS ministry is taking a festive approach to a somber occasion -- World AIDS Day observed annually Dec. 1.
Baptism and local church membership have been inextricably linked historically in the minds of many Baptists. But that view is shifting as a decline in denominational loyalty and the easy movement of American Christians among churches of all stripes have created what writer Phyllis Tickle
Baptists generally prefer to handle violations of religious freedom through quiet diplomacy instead of media headlines denouncing “persecution” of Christians, said a freedom-and-justice specialist for the Baptist World Alliance.
By Jennifer Harris Word&Way News Writer If Christians don’t learn to engage the popular culture that surrounds them, they will drown in it, experts insist. Christians tend to hear the words ‘popular culture’ and react as if spitting something yucky from their mouths,”
For Bill Crouch, it was one of the greatest outreach moments he has seen in almost 50 years of membership at Kirkwood Baptist Church. The Saturday event, called Hands On Kirkwood, mobilized nearly 300 church members (82 percent of the church’s average attendance) in