The paths of two New York City churches diverged this week — one reopened and one stayed closed. But they have shared a tragic fate, together losing at least 134 members of their mostly Hispanic congregations to the coronavirus.
As a social scientist Thomas Reese confesses he is very pessimistic that we can change in time to save ourselves. As a Christian, he knows he must believe in the power of the Spirit to lead us to conversion, for conversion is what we need.
PARIS (RNS) — The last flames have been extinguished. It’s now up to the experts to assess how much Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has been damaged and how many years, maybe decades, it will take to repair it.
A 12-member Baptist General Convention of Texas disaster recovery team recently spent a week in Sendai, Japan, providing follow-up care to Japanese tsunami victims. Rebuilding has been slow, they report, and pain, sadness and suffering linger among survivors.
Japan received relief in the wake of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, but many residents affected by the disasters still need to recover. The BGCT disaster recovery has scheduled a June 19-26 trip to help.
WASHINGTON (ABP) -- Baptist groups associated with the North American Baptist Fellowship are pouring into areas affected by deadly spring tornadoes and floods, at the same time they make longer view assessments of how best to help victim families rebuild -- both in the United