MINA, Nigeria — Easter Sunday turned violent in two cities in Nigeria's northern state of Niger, when young people presumed to be fundamentalist Muslims burned churches in Gwada, while Christian young people in the state capital of Mina defended a Baptist church from a similar
By Bill Webb Word&Way Editor Way back in the summer of 1969, I had the opportunity of taking what for a small-town 19-year-old was the trip of a lifetime. Fourteen other German-language students and I left the friendly confines of our southern Illinois community
By Bill Webb Word&Way Editor A couple thousand years ago — on what the Bible calls the third day — all heaven broke loose. The occasion was the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, the ultimate contrast to His agonizing death on a cross and
By Bill Webb Word&Way Editor Sunday is the most significant holiday on the Christian calendar, Easter -- or Resurrection -- Sunday. That is the commemoration of the day in history when God revealed the final detail of His plan for mankind, including victory over death.