They say an army travels on its stomach. According to the proponents of “creation care,” the same can be said of the church. Those activists are reporting a dawning awareness among Christians that agriculture, the environment and theology are — or should be — connected.

Aging demographics is a dynamic thousands of American churches confront each year. Estimates of annual church closures range from 3,500 to 7,000. That's likely to increase as younger generations, including the rise of the “nones,” increasingly avoid organized religion.
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“Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.” Thus read the sign recently in front of Madison Avenue Baptist Church, a New York City congregation whose pastor is all about convincing folks not to take themselves so seriously all the time.
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Christian leaders are testifying to a growing awareness that the Internet may well be a virtual mission field in its own right. Baptist ministers, among others, are now describing their Facebook and other web ministries in missional terms, and see value in streaming services.
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Friday, 20 July 2012 20:00

Project Ruth celebrates two decades

Project Ruth’s Mihai Ciopasiu is all too glad to talk about the success the organization has enjoyed the past two decades serving the poorest and most shunned children in Romania.
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Saturday, 10 November 2012 19:00

Experts say prayer is top need in tragedy

A deadly, demoralizing bombing in Beirut on Oct. 19 prompted a Lebanese Baptist leader to issue a worldwide call for prayer — and prayer alone.
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The demographics of Halifax County, N.C., are appalling. Unemployment is above 13 percent and one resident in four earns income below the poverty line. LaCount Anderson has been telling the world about Halifax County since he and his wife, Anna, arrived in 2009 as part of a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship project to fight poverty.
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Interfaith dialogue is on the rise, not just in formal conversations led by judicatory leaders but in local communities where friendships forge as ministers of various faiths work together for common goals amid increasing religious diversity.

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Jack Robinson is in England at the moment because of the dual callings he sensed as a child and because of the Olympic gold medal he won in London in 1948. And for all of that, the retired Baptist pastor says, he owes thanks to the father who died of blood poisoning when he was 2.
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Some Christians live out their faith by ministering in churches, visiting prisoners or serving as missionaries. Jordan England does it by designing and selling furniture. “This is my calling,” said 31-year-old England. But the core purpose of the firm he founded in 2010 is to support charitable causes.
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