Since 1994, Sports Crusaders has served more than 47,000 campers, distributed more than 50,000 Bibles and seen more than 5,600 professions of faith in U.S. camps at more than 400 churches. Additionally, they have held camps in more than a dozen other countries.
On Aug. 13, 2002, the Missouri Baptist Convention filed its first lawsuit against five Baptist institutions that shifted to self-perpetuating boards. Fifteen years and several million dollars later, 40 percent of the cases remain unresolved.
For the past eight years, First Baptist Church in Kearney, Neb., has been in new construction mode. Land was purchased, plans were in hand and the congregation had voted to start building. And then God opened the door to an unexpected opportunity.
By Kimberly Winston, Religion News Service|
October 17, 2017
(RNS) — Mark Twain, a.k.a. Samuel Clemens, didn’t have much of anything good to say about religion, at least the organized kind.
“I have a religion — but you will call it blasphemy,” he wrote in a letter in 1865. “It is that there is a God for the rich man but none for the poor … Perhaps your religion will sustain you, will feed you — I place no dependence in mine. Our religions are alike, though, in one respect — neither can make a man happy when he is out of luck.”
"How much do you know about your favorite cotton T-shirt's journey to your closet?"
This question opened the Department of Labor's annual "Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor" report released last week, emphasizing the importance of monitoring supply chains to ensure that consumers do not unknowingly support worker exploitation and child labor through their daily purchases.
By Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service|
October 13, 2017
(RNS) — Praise team leaders, organists, gospel choir members and other lovers of church music will gather in Dallas this weekend to launch the Center for Congregational Song in an effort to counter the “worship wars.”
John Hardin retired on Sept. 30 as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Missouri Baptist Foundation. Hardin has served the Foundation since 1988 following his service as associate director of the Business Services division of the Executive Board of the Missouri Baptist Convention.
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (BP) -- Amid Northern California wildfires that have killed at least 13 people and burned more than 1,500 buildings since Oct. 8, Southern Baptist churches have begun ministering and California Southern Baptist Convention disaster relief crews are poised for relief work.
Sports Crusaders is a sports-based ministry that has reached almost 48,000 campers in sports camps, in addition to international ministry in a dozen countries, an at-risk camp and a weekly radio program. Executive Director Tricia Alberts is interviewed in the September issue of Word&Way.
How much interest do you have in the 500th anniversary of the Reformation this month?