Not that long ago, many Baptist youth ministers warned students about the dangers of interdenominational dating. After all, it could lead to marrying a Methodist, and would a child from that home be sprinkled or immersed? Today, ministers to students are more likely to raise
PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. -- Understanding, intentionality and service were three themes that surfaced repeatedly in a dialogue among Baptists and Muslims April 20 as adherents of the two faiths shared a meal and their hearts.
In the 10 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks there have been signs of hope for the future of interfaith relations. But along with progress has come polarization—threats of Quran burnings, protests of proposed mosques and fears of Islamic law in the U.S. legal system.
In a post-9/11 bid to better relations with local Muslims, Pastor Bob Roberts invited Muslims to his NorthWood Church in Keller, Texas, for question-and-answer sessions, a cooking club and to help on a few home remodeling projects. The result: Roberts lost "a bunch of church