In the book “Hurting with God: Learning to Lament with the Psalms,” Old Testament scholar Glenn Pemberton notes the absence of laments in modern hymnals when compared to
Many experts scoff at the calculations used to pick “Blue Monday,” which would be January 16th this year. However, the seasonal concepts behind the idea — like colder weather, post-holiday letdown and less daylight — can often lead to people feeling down this time of
The address for Union Mound Baptist Church says Elkland, Mo. Like many rural churches, one needs to know how to get there before leaving the
The church has used the arts to share God's story. Believers today still use the transcendence of creative expression in worship.
People need prayer, and they need it as an integral part of worship. That philosophy keeps access to prayer open during all worship services at Gold Hill Baptist church in
Use apps to enhance your worship experience, but don't let them interfere with your or others' ability to meet God at church.
In light of criminal tragedies in houses of worship — the shooting death of Pastor Fred Winters in Maryville, Ill., in 2009, and the recent shooting incident at First Baptist Church in Norwood, Mo. — many congregations have beefed up security.
Terms like “silence and reflection,” “creating space” and “getting in touch with yourself” were absent from Chad Kerr’s Baptist upbringing in Georgia. But they’ve since become central to his ability to cope with the demands of life as a bank president, husband and father
The increasingly popular contemplative worship approach sits comfortably with historic Baptist values, according to several advocates of this ancient worship style.
As members grapple with their church's future one suggestion inevitably emerges: It's time to start a contemporary worship service. Is it always the answer?