The old joke goes, “Baptists believe the Bible; they just don’t know what is says!” In my more mature years, I’ve stopped worrying whether or not people take the Bible literally and started asking if they take it seriously.
Charles Chandler can joke about preachers suffering from "Superman syndrome" since he portrayed the "Man of Steel" when Metropolis, Ill., claimed the status as the superhero's hometown. But while most ministers likely won't have Chandler's opportunity to play the part, often they fall into the
It’s emblazoned on the sign outside Gayton Baptist Church in Richmond. Belong. Believe. Become. Those three verbs — in various word orders — crop up frequently in discussions on evangelism and a congregation’s role in it. For some, it’s a promising harbinger of new