WMUNC: called and answering

The Woman’s Missionary Union of North Carolina (WMUNC) celebrated its “Missions Extravaganza” April 16-18 as more than 900 women from across the state gathered at Ridgecrest for the annual amalgam of worship, learning opportunities, exhibits,...

Taking familiar sights for granted weakens our gratitude

While sipping hazelnut coffee at Panera Bread Company in Winston-Salem, N.C., this morning, I watched a pair of Canada geese stroll across the empty parking lot of the adjacent Fuddrucker’s restaurant. Years earlier, before the mass migration of the majestic birds...

Good timing, good teacher

Timing is everything, we often hear. So although I’m unable to join family and friends of Dr. John W. Eddins Jr. at Millbrook Baptist Church in Raleigh this afternoon, I have a strong and satisfying sense of good timing.I was among those blessed to pass through...

A generous act

Tragedy brings out our best compassion. Money and other resources are flowing into devastated Haiti.Faith groups are always at the forefront of such efforts in providing emergency services, daily provisions and long-term recovery. In fact, some organizations rallying...

‘Just call what’s his (or her) name’

The death of Oral Roberts, a pioneer of television evangelism, takes me back to the days when he, Rex Humbard, Bob Harrington, “Reverend Ike” and an assortment of local and regional preachers took to the airwaves of my youth. And then there was Ernest Angley, of...