In response to needs of inmates in the 1940s some Virginia churches began filling stockings with toiletries and hygienic items and the Chaplain Service Prison Ministry of Virginia secured permission from wardens to give them to inmates at Christmas. For some it was the
"Singles" are not monolithic but fall across every age range and life spectrum. They are never married—like Belcher—divorced, separated and widowed. And they come in all ages, from very young adults just out of high school to senior adults who have lost a spouse after
While many churches reach out to meet the immediate needs of people who have lost jobs, Christians also are called to tackle underlying social issues related
Community development, strategic coalitions and sensitivity to others are keys in Central Baptist Theological Seminary's approach to prepare students for urban
Ministerial training isn't what it used to be. And much of it can't afford to be the way it was. Not if the intent is to train men and women to be effective ministers in a world that is as diverse and complicated
Students who serve in nontraditional ministry settings—whether a postmodern congregation, a cowboy church or something in-between—benefit from the foundation provided in a traditional seminary curriculum, some educators and ministry practitioners insist.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (ABP) -- One night after nine months in Colombia, Susanne Walker-Wilson poked her sleeping husband Greg to tell him a strange man was in their house, speaking aloud in Spanish.
Stacy Tucker-Potter has led women at her church to make handcrafted baby blankets for newborns of single moms as a way to show God's love while honoring her daughter, Lily. Lily, born prematurely with Down syndrome and a heart defect, died at two months old.
Retirement for Wyman Grindstaff of Springfield has meant trading one joy for another. For 36 years, Grindstaff took great joy in his career as a chemistry professor at Missouri State University. Now he finds that joy and fulfillment as treasurer, a cook, a teacher and
America’s divorce rate is the highest in the world, double that of Canada and triple either England or France, but most divorces don’t need to happen, marriage specialists Mike and Harriet McManus insist.