With this column I am formally announcing my retirement later this year as Word & Way editor after more than 20 years of service.
When asked why he gave up microbiology and academia for a pastor’s life, Dwight Stinnett always responds: “God has a tremendous sense of humor!”
Frank Fain, director of educational services at The Baptist Home in Arcadia Valley, Mo., likens retirement to the biblical concept of Sabbath, when believers should take the time to strengthen their relationship with God; give renewed attention to their relationship to family, friends and others;
"There is no such thing as retirement in relation to God's purposes. One may retire from a job, but never from life, never from ministry," Howard Hendricks, former chair of the Center for Christian Leadership at Dallas Theological Seminary, once said. He
Richard Land, Southern Baptists’ top public-policy spokesman recently reprimanded for plagiarism and racially insensitive rhetoric on his radio show, has announced he will retire next year.