Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley

Jeff Brumley is assistant editor of Baptist News Global.

The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada has launched the downloadable resource as a way to help people respond in song to human and natural disasters.

Combating poverty and violence only begins with addressing immediate problems, according to those who minister in these fields. 

Christians and Muslim leaders say prayer coupled with action — including participation in interfaith outreach — is the best way to combat frustration and fear after terror attacks.

Rather than something to be avoided, tension can be a tool of spiritual growth for individuals and congregations.

Aleena Garcia, a college sophomore, also coaches high school football, which she feels gifted by God to do.

The desire to attract and retain youth has led some churches to place that age group in silos separating them from the larger life of the congregation.

Twinbrook Baptist Church in Rockville, Md., plans a highly visible, welcoming presence when protestors picket a nearby school Tuesday morning.

At a symposium, experts from a variety of fields are examining how religion and atheltics mix. One observer says prayer and meditation have been proven to be performance-enhancing activties for athletes.

Efforts to abandon historic church architecture in favor of something more generic in order to attract younger worshipers may be short-sighted, say some ministers.

Oakmont Baptist Church in Greenville, N.C., has seen its ministry offerings blossom after purchasing an apartment complex and building relationships with its residents.

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