Herald Magazine (Nov-Dec 2014)

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Nov Dec 2014 coverIn the November-December edition of Herald: 

• Editor’s letter

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.

• News & Trends

A compilation of news briefs which includes an update on the Ebola crisis, a reality check on what Americans actually believe about theology and statistics about their giving patterns

• Finding a place to call home

By Jeff Brumley

For two Salvadoran sisters who were part of the recent immigration “surge,” reuniting with their mother in Virginia also meant finding Baptists with open arms.

• The year of the pivot

By Bob Allen

At mid-point in the battle then raging in the Southern Baptist Convention, a conservative victory appeared far from certain. In retrospect, 1984 looks like the pivotal year which set the convention on a new course.

• Healing hugs: A mission work order changes from carpentry to caring

By Norman Jameson

If you’ve ever heard of the Roma, it’s likely the romanticized version of brightly clad gypsies drifting carefree in caravans across Europe, setting up camp, stealing the local chickens and dancing until sunrise.

• Hold the ladder

By Norman Jameson

K and Dana Brown keep looking for others to help them hold the ladder in ministering with the Roma in the Ukraine.

• Speaking up at the capitol

By Robert Dilday

A pastor/farmer will advocate for Baptists’ religious liberty commitments at the Virginia legislature.

• Five communication mistakes your church is probably making

By Natalie Aho

Find out how you can fix them.

• Benedictory: The costs — and rewards — of change

By Fred Anderson

Personal sacrifice was required for the earliest pioneers who planted a Baptist presence in Virginia, one of the first places it emerged in North America

 

In case you missed it:

September-October 2014 issue of Herald

July-August 2014 issue of Herald

May-June 2014 issue of Herald

March-April 2014 issue of Herald