Tuesday, 13 March 2012 20:00

British Baptists face budget shortfall

The Baptist Union of Great Britain faces likely cutbacks as leaders project that financial support from Baptist churches will continue to decline.

Published in Organizations

After two years of wandering during construction, a Washington, D.C.,-area Baptist congregation returned March 4 to the site where it was organized more than a century ago in a new facility designed both for outreach to a busy urban community and to reinvigorate a congregation formerly in decline.

Published in Congregations

The Kentucky Baptist Convention is offering incentives for employees to take early retirement or resign voluntarily as part of a “strategic realignment” of staff.

Published in Congregations
Thursday, 23 February 2012 19:00

CBF council affirms task force report

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Coordinating Council affirmed the 2012 Task Force report Feb. 24, pending adjustments from listening sessions the previous day that will be resubmitted for final approval by e-mail.

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Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s board of trustees will meet Feb. 10 in a special session to discuss the leadership of President Phil Roberts, Associated Baptist Press has learned.

Published in Organizations
Wednesday, 16 November 2011 10:08

Economy-driven worship?

We are experiencing unprecedented times of financial strain. Everyone, every family, every business, every church is having difficulty meeting budget and/or making ends meet. People are being laid off by the thousands -- with no end in sight, at least in the near future.

Published in Commentaries
Thursday, 10 November 2011 04:44

Separate and unequal

When Jim Crow segregation laws ruled the American South, their classic defense lay in the phrase, “Separate but Equal,” meaning that while the races were divided, their facilities and services were supposedly the same. Of course everybody knew that was not true and ultimately congressional legislation, Supreme Court rulings, non-violent action, fire hoses and German Shepherds ended that form of legal discrimination.

Published in Can I Get a Witness?
Monday, 17 October 2011 09:22

Are we Greece?

There is a transportation strike going on here as I write from a hotel room in Athens. I come to Greece often and have never seen such gridlock.

Published in Commentaries

There’s a bite in the morning air. The leaves are starting to turn brilliant colors. Piles of pumpkins slow foot traffic at the entrance to the grocery store. In a pastor’s world this can mean only one thing. It’s time for stewardship.

Published in Talk With the Preacher
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