It took a couple of years, but Elizabeth Mangham Lott finally hit her bottom with doing online church by the end of January. “Y’all, this Zoom church stuff is crushing me today. I don’t wanna do it. And I don’t…
Ministers and congregations eager to provide material assistance to Louisiana and Mississippi residents affected by Hurricane Ida are mostly going to have to wait before taking action, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship leaders and ministers said during an Aug. 30 Zoom call….
“It’s basically like sitting down at the table next to us when we’d go to breakfast.”
“This year has actually added a poignancy and intensity to Holy Week from all that I’m observing in my own heart and in my congregation.”
Behind every canceled church gathering in the age of the novel coronavirus is likely to be a faithful-though-frazzled pastor. Their stress emanates from having to decide between the physical and spiritual health of the congregation they serve.
I want to be an innovator and I want to be part of this new thing being born.
Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond awarded degrees and certificates to 21 members of its final graduating class on May 25. Trustees had announced in December that the free-standing seminary would close due to financial pressures.
The pressures to remain silent on difficult topics originate from more than current events like Charlottesville. They also tap into existing concerns about church decline and growth and a desire for ministers be pastoral, not prophetic, in their ministry.
Two weeks ago, Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon broke from their characters as presidential candidates on Saturday Night Live and spoke directly to their audience saying, “We cannot tell you how to cast your vote, but we can ask you:…