Rather than just giving Christmas presents to the needy, two Kansas City-area church churches are giving the gift of giving and helping parents or guardians to pick and give their own presents to their children.
Baptist disaster relief volunteers are modern-day “Good Samaritans,” always prepared and ready to reach out to people whose lives have been turned upside down. These trained volunteers donate their time and energy, go to the communities most in need, work and share God’s love in tangible ways.
Saint Francis of Assisi is remembered as one who valued creation as a mirror of the Creator. He once wrote, “If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.”
By Bolivar Herald-Free Press (Curated)|
December 13, 2018
A group of five Southwest Baptist University students spent their Thanksgiving break working on seven projects in Florida, helping those who were still affected by Hurricane Michael in October. The group served alongside a member of the Missouri Baptist Disaster Relief.
The proposed tax plan drafted by Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives contains a provision that would repeal the so-called “Johnson Amendment,” according to a Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty (BJC) email sent out Dec. 11.
By Aaron Earls, LifeWay Christian Resources|
December 11, 2018
NASHVILLE (BP) -- Most Americans -- but suignificantly less than four years ago -- want more religious meaning to the Christmas season, and for some that includes the seasonal greetings we say to each other.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (RNS) — Bob Terry, the longtime editor of both The Alabama Baptist and Word&Way, is known for his journalistic excellence, his personal integrity in the midst of church controversies and his unflagging calls for the Christian mission to build God’s kingdom.
But when he retires at the end of this year, Terry’s most lasting legacy in the hearts of Alabama Baptists is likely to be the vulnerable honesty with which he shared his grief after the sudden death of his first wife in 1998.
Isaiah's message in today's study is a dramatic contrast to Jeremiah's writings we studied last week. Isaiah's “book” can be divided in half: the first 39 chapters are called “first Isaiah” and the last 27 chapters are called “second Isaiah.” This week's passage marks a profound difference with a word of comfort and hope. Has God changed his mind about these selfish people?