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The church and racism: Can churches, leaders make a difference?

The church and racism: Can churches, leaders make a difference?

Racial tensions — and racial ills — are alive and well. Christians need to express God's love and build relationships to change the culture and offer a better way.

Connect giving, ministry to kingdom living

Connect giving, ministry to kingdom living

Churches must focus on thriving, rather than surviving or simply meeting budget goals.

Kingdom culture develops when Christians live out their faith in God

Kingdom culture develops when Christians live out their faith in God

Each Christmas is a renewed call to embrace God’s kingdom and to seek to do God’s will “on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10).

Interfaith conversation: Affecting understanding, change

Interfaith dialogue: Conversations can lead to greater understanding, cooperation and community change.

 
MBC moves to take over Foundation governance: MBF seeks legal protection
By Vicki Brown, Word & Way Associate Editor   
Thursday, January 29, 2015
The Missouri Baptist Foundation has filed a motion with the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, to uphold a stay of a Cole County ruling last June that would turn governance of the agency back to the Missouri Baptist Convention.
 
Ferguson commission starts its task by listening
By Bill Webb, Word&Way Editor   
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
The Ferguson Commission was created by executive order of Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Nov. 18 to study the underlying issues raised by the Aug. 9 shooting death of an unarmed black teen, Michael Brown Jr., in a confrontation with white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson and by a grand jury’s determination less than three months later that there was not sufficient cause to indict the officer. The commission has been and is listening to St. Louis-area residents to determine far-reaching recommendations for a report to be released by Sept. 15.
 
Churches and the race issue
By Bill Webb, Word&Way Editor   
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Many religious leaders believe it is past the time when racial discord should have been resolved. The faith community can lend a prophetic voice as legislative remedies are formulated and proposed. They can make sure they and their congregations demonstrate acceptance and support themselves. Churches not only can make a difference, they must.
 
Stearman heads to new ministry in NYC
By Vicki Brown, Word&Way Associate Editor   
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Scott Stearman is passionate about urban ministry, social justice, human rights and believers’ role in making a kingdom difference on earth. Kirkwood, Mo., has benefitted from that passion. Now New York will.
 
Church Mutual makes partial settlement in MBF case
By Word&Way Staff   
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
The insurer for the Missouri Baptist Foundation has paid $5 million to the Missouri Baptist Convention toward a settlement in ongoing litigation between the two Baptist entities.
 

What does it mean to live a life of generosity? This animated video from the Global Generosity Network is a reminder of why we give.

Polls

Leaving out the end-of-year holidays, when are you most generous?
 
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