In the book “Hurting with God: Learning to Lament with the Psalms,” Old Testament scholar Glenn Pemberton notes the absence of laments in modern hymnals when compared to the biblical book of Psalms. Laments pepper the Psalms, accounting for 40 percent of the collection.
By Brian Kaylor, Special to Word & Way|
September 8, 2016
As a large group of Americans, the so-called “Baby Boomers,” have impacted U.S. society, culture, politics and religion for decades. With the oldest members of that famed generation now turning 70, the Baby Boom generation is poised to leave another mark as they redefine what senior adults look for in life and from churches.
By Vicki Brown, Special to Word & Way|
August 10, 2016
How many people in your congregation would you classify as tithers? The answer likely depends upon the interpretation of the biblical admonition to tithe that church leaders and members agree to accept.