As the last bell rings in late May or early June, throngs of schoolkids rush from their school to celebrate the start of summer. More time to play games, more opportunities to sleep and less homework. Yet, for some children, summer also means fewer meals.
When the word “chaplain” pops up, many people may think of a pastor serving alongside military soldiers, at a hospital or prison.
Yet, chaplains can be found on sports sidelines, on university campuses, in police and fire stations, in business offices or even in a neighborhood.
When the nation divided during the Civil War, Missouri found itself tugged in both directions as a ‘border state.’ In the war's aftermath, Baptists in Missouri experimented with a unique model of dual alignment.
The Missouri Baptist Foundation on June 8 has filed a “motion for rehearing and alternative application for transfer” of the Missouri Baptist Convention’s nearly 14-year-old case against the Foundation.
Larry Johnson, associated with The Baptist Home of Missouri since 1984 and the Baptist ministry’s president when he retired in 2005, was remembered May 21 for putting into practice in his last days qualities that distinguished him during his vocation.
I smiled when I read the news that long-time Baptist journalist and longer-time friend of the family Bill Webb had decided to retire.
I did not smile because he was leaving Word & Way, or not even because he had chosen to retire and spend time with family and other pursuits of passion. I smiled because of the overwhelming gratitude that I felt watching him end this chapter of his vocation.
The Western District Court of Appeals in Kansas City, Mo. — a three-judge panel — ruled May 24 in favor of the Missouri Baptist Convention in their 14-year legal battle over selection of the Missouri Baptist Foundation’s board of trustees.
By Brian Kaylor, Special to Word & Way|
May 10, 2016
On any given Sunday, most Americans do not attend church. Most will, however, show up to work throughout the week. These individuals still experience times of uncertainty, personal and family turmoil, loss of love ones and other moments where they may desire spiritual guidance.
A Feeding America study found one in seven Americans – 46 million people – rely on food pantries and meal service programs to feed themselves and their families. As schools let out for the summer, the loss of free and reduced lunches puts added strain on many families.