LEADERSHIP LINK: Prophets: champions of compassion

Prophets are rare today. Traditionally, they expose our blind spots, unclog our deaf ears and rub raw our calloused hearts. This challenging prophetic function is largely unappreciated by the church and the world. As a result, prophets often fight their friends and love their enemies. Read More

EDITORIAL: Parting words

As I write this I am sitting at Williamsburg Baptist Church, where I am serving as interim pastor. Outside the window a large red-tailed hawk stands like a sentinel. I couldn’t help but wonder at her lonely vigil and her patience as she waited ... and waited. A part of me can identify with that hawk. Read More

HERITAGE: An overlooked story

Lynn Blue, minister of music at Poplar Springs Baptist Church near Richmond, is interested in his family’s history and shared with the Virginia Baptist Historical Society an overlooked story about his great-great grandfather, Daniel Fowler Leach, who in 1870 came South from New York as a missionary. Read More

At Women's Get-Away, participants challenged to hear and tell stories of God's work in their lives

Fall colors and bright sunshine highlighted the Nov. 1-3 Women’s Get-Away, an annual event sponsored by Woman’s Missionary Union of Virginia, which this year drew almost 800 women to Eagle Eyrie Baptist Conference Center around the theme, “Connect, Commit, Celebrate.” Read More