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Live life with gratitude Print E-mail
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By Bill Webb, Word & Way Editor   
Friday, November 21, 2014
For most people, the day of thanksgiving may bear little resemblance to the earliest days of gratitude for a good harvest celebrated almost as long as times of harvest in rural settings in cultures that long predated America itself.
 
An honor and one that got away Print E-mail
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By Bill Webb, Word&Way Editor   
Thursday, November 06, 2014
While the Missouri Baptist Convention annual meeting was light on business, this year's rendition praised longtime worker -- Raymond R. "Bob" Kenison for his 36 years of dedicated service to children and youth through the Missouri Baptist Children's Home.
 
Word & Way is developing a Midwest niche Print E-mail
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By Bill Webb, Word&Way Editor   
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Word & Way is officially a Baptist newspaper covering Baptist life not only in Missouri but the adjacent Midwest. It tells Baptist stories originating in places like Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Iowa and Illinois in the spirit of finding common ground among cooperating Baptists.
 
Avoid just making church palatable Print E-mail
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By Bill Webb, Word&Way Editor   
Thursday, October 09, 2014
To merely communicate a gospel or a congregation that focuses on being palatable is likely to set the standard too low. Outsiders can easily spot a congregation that is either church-light or Christian-light. Entertainment alone has a way of being spiritually unsatisfying. The exercise of faith is meaningful, and it should never be cast otherwise, even to attract outsiders.
 
Ministry to neighbors in need Print E-mail
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By Bill Webb, Word & Way Editor   
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Benevolence ministries have been an expression of churches since the first century when congregations assisted other churches, some of them far away on the early mission field. Early Christians looked out for each other with care. Jesus advocated for the needy indiscriminatingly.

For churches interested in meeting human needs around them and beyond, here are three guidelines.

 
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In August, CBS Evening News reported a study by Feeding America. It found one in seven Americans are receiving food assistance -- and an even higher percentage for veterans.

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