One stitch at a time, the prayer shawl ministry at First Baptist Church of Madison, N.C., has created a network of love and blessing that has touched more than 1,250 people since its modest beginnings six years ago.
Christ’s parable of the judgment of sheep and goats as recorded in Matthew’s Gospel deals more with justice than charity, said Nicholas Wolterstorff, professor emeritus of philosophical theology at Yale University.
By Bill Webb, Word&Way Editor It used to be that any mention of stewardship in a Baptist church seemed to deal with money alone. That was in churches that broached the subject. Thankfully, the expansion of the concept of stewardship has given us a
By Bill Webb Word&Way Editor We stand at the threshhold of a brand new year. And no one knows what that will mean internationally, nationally, locally or personally. It is impossible to know what will transpire in 2005 on the political, economic or social fronts
Editor's Note: This final installment of Word&Way's seven-part series on conflict between the Missouri Baptist Convention and five of its related institutions examines some attempts at reconciliation. Few real attempts at reconciliation have been made between messengers' mandate in October 2001 to "take all
Editor's Note: The sixth in Word&Way's seven-part series about the ongoing conflict between the Missouri Baptist Convention and five related entities takes a look at general insurance practices and the role insurance may play in covering legal costs. Missouri Baptist Convention executive director David