Advisers tapped to help guide the White House’s revamped faith-based office say their role still is evolving as the initiative expands its portfolio and tries to find its footing in the young Obama administration.
WASHINGTON — The White House announced 10 new appointees April 6 to a diverse panel that will advise President Obama on issues related to government partnerships with religious and other community-service organizations.
By Bryce Chapman Missouri Baptist University Somewhere in the seemingly endless sea of black caps and gowns, a single mother waited to walk across the commencement stage. Cynthia Grochowski’s husband died unexpectedly a month before their youngest son was born. It was that unforeseen tragedy
By Jennifer Harris Word&Way News Writer Four Missouri marathoners all say the endurance sport provides an avenue for deepening their faith, giving them time to focus on God and helping them enhance other areas of life. One of them, Hugh Emerson, member of First Baptist
December 9, Luke 1:46-55 By Vicki Brown, Word&Way Associate Editor Mary must have been excited and thrilled at the prospect of her firstborn's birth. Most soon-to-be moms usually are. But Mary also faced some tremendous obstacles — ridicule, ostracism, outrage — perhaps
By Bill Webb, Word&Way EditorShe was supposed to be the little girl who couldn't do much of anything. Born with spina bifida — her spine was exposed — and a cleft palate.But a record eight wins in her wheelchair category in the Boston Marathon, two
By Bill Webb, Word&Way EditorJefferson City — Missouri's new governor says faith was an important part of his life as a youngster, but he has sought to make it an even more important part as an adult in public service."I was like a lot of
By Vicki Brown Word&Way News Writer Marcus Reynolds can't stop talking about Jesus. And with an infectious smile and non-stop "praise-God" attitude, he wants to take as many people with him as possible on a joyous Christian adventure. Living for God is an adventure,