Brent Walker can look out his office at the U.S. Capitol and the U.S. Supreme Court building, where he often finds himself heading. He serves as the executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty (BJC), making him a key voice for Baptists in the nation’s capital.
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.
The Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Annual Gathering were held a little more than a week apart in June. SBCers and CBFers have much in common — like devotion to missions, evangelism and education — although they differ at points when describing and pursuing these goals. One subject that came up frequently at both meetings was racism, a concern across the nation.
The wall in my home office is covered with pictures.
Some of the pictures predate me, like the one of my wife’s grandfather’s family and the picture of my maternal grandmother. Then there are graduation pictures of my wife and me. There are pictures of our children when they were younger and recent pictures of our grandchildren.
By Brian Kaylor, Special to Word & Way|
July 11, 2016
The hearing room in the basement of the Missouri Capitol building swelled beyond capacity with each seat claimed and every spot where someone could stand filled. The seats reserved for the state legislators remained vacant. Long after the hearing’s posted started time that Tuesday night in April, the legislators still had not appeared.
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Heartland leaders conducted business and heard from CBF field personnel in Romania and Haiti during one of several state/regional meetings at the CBF Annual Gathering June 22-24 in Greensboro, N.C.
The Western District Court of Appeals in Kansas City, Mo., on July 5 overruled and denied The Missouri Baptist Foundation’s motions for the court to either rehear the Missouri Baptist Convention’s case against it or transfer the matter to the Missouri Supreme Court.
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.
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.
Is Pokemon Go increasing the number of people that have visited your church?