Everything from government red tape to American attitudes against immigrants pose difficulties to Baptist relief groups seeking to help thousands of immigrant children on U.S.-Mexico border.

Published in Organizations

Why a non-triumphal, ministry-focused Cooperative Baptist Fellowship matters in a polarized age. 

Recent stabbings reportedly inspired by a dark fictional character have many blaming parents and social media. But the problem goes much deeper than that, says a divinity school professor.

Published in Media and Arts
Tuesday, 10 June 2014 10:24

Wedding words

On the responsibility, and opportunity, of officiating a wedding in post-Christian America. 

Jack Glasgow has been the pastor at Zebulon Baptist Church in North Carolina for 32 years — and he was part-time there for five years before that. Experts say such longevity is very healthy — and rare — for today’s congregations.

Published in People

Increasingly, mission trips are evaluated not only by the impact on the target area, but on those who minister. It’s a shift in attitudes toward domestic and international outreach.

Published in Organizations

Seemingly unending problems in youths’ lives, working nights and weekends and high expectations from parents and pastors with relatively low pay result in high levels of stress for youth ministers.

Published in Organizations

Organization leaders say college and graduate students are more interested in longer-term, relationship-building projects than they are in quick-hit mission experiences. 

Published in Organizations
Monday, 25 November 2013 13:20

'Redneck opera singer' got start in church

Paris, Texas, native Jay Hunter Morris is the son of a Southern Baptist music minister who followed in his father's footsteps until he found opera.

Published in People
Thursday, 14 November 2013 12:32

Don’t suck

If you’re answering a call to professional ministry, please don’t suck. This work is too important for anything less than excellent.

Published in Talk With the Preacher
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