Though traditionally viewed as a Catholic rite, increasing numbers of Baptists are discovering the discipline of Lent.
GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala — It was set up just like any other Baptist meeting. Pastors greeted each other with calls of “hey brother,” a keyboard player led participants in singing hymns and praise choruses, and food was available at every break.
By Jennifer Harris Word&Way News Writer First Baptist Church, Columbia, kicked off their 185th anniversary celebration with “Celebrate with Service” on Nov. 1. The congregation invited sister churches Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church, Second Missionary Baptist Church and
By Jennifer Harris Word&Way News Writer Inside a noisy, but remarkably clean shop, 85-year-old Mel West oversees the operations of the PET Project. Five members of First Baptist Church, Columbia, join the “regulars” at the volunteer organization to load 166 PETs, or Personal Energy
By Jennifer Harris Word&Way News Writer As flood waters begin to recede across the Midwest, home and business owners are left with the task of mudding-out and rebuilding. Baptists across the country are partnering to make sure those tackling such efforts aren’t alone. “The devastation
By Bill Webb Word&Way Editor The Southern Baptist Convention and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship usually hold their national meetings on back-to-back weeks. Few people from either group seem to take much notice of the other these days. With a few exceptions, speakers tend not to
By Bill Webb Word&Way Editor Burma was a blip that wasn’t even on the radar screen of Adoniram and Ann (Hasseltine) Judson when they set sail from New England as Congregational missionaries to India back in 1812. The young missionaries arrived in Calcutta as Baptists;
By Vicki Brown (ABP) – Various Baptist disaster-relief groups began mobilizing chainsaw teams and feeding units May 12 to assist victims of deadly tornadoes that tore across the Midwest and Southeast Mother’s Day weekend. The storms claimed the lives of
By Hannah Elliott and Robert Marus JACKSON, Tenn. (ABP) -- Baptist churches and organizations are both suffering and helping in the wake of deadly tornadoes that devastated the Mid-South Feb. 5-6. According to initial National Weather Service reports, more than 60 tornadoes
NEW YORK (ABP) -- The Celebration of a New Baptist Covenant meeting will feature some notable guests: Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Al Gore, Tony Campolo and John Grisham, to name a few. But after the star-studded dust settles, what will emerge from the convocation?