FALLS CHURCH, Va. (ABP) -- A Baptist minority in the South Caucasus country of Azerbaijan continues to face run-ins with police. In the latest, reported by the Baptist World Alliance April 2, charged three Baptists with "illegally spreading Christianity and other faiths."
ST. LOUIS — With 12,000 theatre seats, 12 galleries and museums and more than 1,500 cultural events each year, St. Louis’ Grand Center is an art-lover’s dream. In the heart of the historic downtown neighborhood stands Third Baptist Church, a church dedicated to be
Some Baptists stress evangelism, and others emphasize the social gospel. Some believe Christ died for all people; others say Christ died only for the elect whom God predestined to salvation. Historically, some defended slavery; others championed civil rights.
Some Christians before 1609 held what many refer to as distinctively Baptist beliefs. Baptists in 1609 practiced believer’s baptism, but they didn’t immerse. Even so, most church historians agree Baptists emerged as a distinct movement 400 years ago.
From their beginning, Baptists have been characterized
Baptists around the world are celebrating 400 years of Baptist contributions throughout 2009. This issue of Word&Way tips a hat to Baptist significance and heritage over these centuries of influence and service. The New Voice Media Group — Texas Baptist Standard, Virginia Religious Herald, Associated
The result of a meeting of representatives from Kansas City-area Baptist groups will be a Baptist Border Crossing April 2-4 at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Liberty. According to a press release, the event is to further efforts begun by the New Baptist Covenant
By Vicki Brown Word&Way Correspondent CALIFORNIA — “Will you be a dead rock or a living stone?” Derald Harris challenged members and guests at a celebration on Sept. 6 marking the 175th anniversary of First Baptist Church, California. The director of communications for the Missouri
By Bill Webb Word&Way Editor COLUMBIA — The Missouri Baptist Foundation board of directors feted their president of 15 years during a banquet held in conjunction with their regular meeting Aug. 4-5 at the Stoney Creek Inn in Columbia. James “Jim” Smith’s 15th anniversary with
By Charlie Warren and Robert Marus LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (ABP) — A man fitting the description of a suspect who shot and killed the chairman of the Arkansas Democratic Party Aug. 13 menaced employees at the nearby Arkansas Baptist State Convention headquarters shortly thereafter.