In a book for new widows, author Ella Pritchard describes her experience of grief, recovery and “return to joy” in the months and years following the death of her husband, Lev, after 46 years of marriage.
“We have musicians in church, most of whom are university educated. They are good musicians, committed to the church, they love Jesus, but nobody’s getting specialized training in church music.”
Which can you more likely recite over Sunday lunch after worship: a point from the sermon or a refrain from a hymn?
In this “Singing Our Faith” series, we learn about Ken Wilson’s hymn-teaching process and the love for hymns he instilled in the children at Knollwood Baptist Church during three decades of ministry. We also examine some of the trends and changes in church music and ministry. All photos taken in this photo gallery are by Norman Jameson or from the archives of Knollwood Baptist Church.
Martha Kearse knew the young men were out of their element as soon as she saw them milling in bewilderment at the grocery store’s vast array of options. Very tall, very thin and very confused, they stood out like flies in a glass of milk. Kearse suspected they were some of the Lost Boys of South Sudan that she’d seen featured on the TV news magazine 60 Minutes.
All photos taken in this photo gallery of the Lost Boys are by Norman Jameson. In this ‘Welcoming the Stranger’ series, we learn what happens when one church decides to live up to its covenant of “We will…
America needs refugees as much as refugees need places like America, says Stephan Bauman, former president and CEO of World Relief. He spoke to refugees and volunteers at a “refugee welcome” event attended by more than 350 at Knollwood Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, N.C.
When it comes to advocating for the religious liberty of everyone, silence is not an option, says Amanda Tyler, elected a year ago as executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty. “A full throated defense of religious freedom is required here,” she maintains.
Immersed in church life, Judy Skeen still felt disconnected from her soul. Now she teaches religion, biblical studies, spiritual formation, economic justice and faith at a university. And horses help her do it.