One of the most fundamental tenets of American democracy, the separation of church and state, is facing new assaults on the public-school front in Missouri.
Critics of a Missouri House bill that would allow elective courses on the Bible raise sectarian concerns and whether the bill is needed.
President Trump has embraced proposals in six states to offer classes in biblical literacy. Let me state, at the outset, that this is a bad idea -- in practical terms, and for political reasons.
A wave of “Bible literacy” bills emerging in state legislatures would allow more students in public high schools to study the Old and New Testaments.
Fred Stroman, longtime bivocational minister from Lees Summit, Mo., recently received his high school diploma in a ceremony at South Houston High School in Pasadena -- an unfinished accomplishment from 1965.
An expert in church-state issues says recent remarks by vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan show even after 50 years, many Americans misunderstand a landmark Supreme Court ruling that banned mandatory prayer recitations in public schools.
Almost exactly two years after a devastating earthquake killed thousands in Haiti, Baptists on the island nation and their international partners dedicated a building housing a school and orphanage for children impacted by the disaster.
Three Kansas pastors believe the church must be actively engaged in discipleship and Sunday School can continue to play a vital role -- but Bible knowledge must be applied to life.