BWA reporting upswing

BWA reporting upswing

The Baptist World Alliance (BWA) stopped a six-year slide in contributions with a ten percent growth in gifts during 2018, but General Secretary Elijah Brown cautioned Executive Committee members gathered March 4-6 in Falls Church, Va., that one year’s growth does not...
Time’s a wastin’!

Time’s a wastin’!

The first newspaper comic strip I remember reading was “Barney Google and Snuffy Smith,” a mostly lame characterization of a hillbilly family from a place called “Hootin’ Holler.” One of the oldest strips around, it started in 1919 and...
‘Finer’ fundamentalism

‘Finer’ fundamentalism

By John D. Pierce Year after year it gets harder to understand the ways of Southern Baptist Convention leaders — unless you understand how fundamentalism in any context plays out in a consistent fashion of exclusion. Most striking is what fundamentalists will...
You never know what you’ll find …

You never know what you’ll find …

Every other year, Campbell University Divinity School and Nurturing Faith Experiences co-sponsor a study tour of Israel and parts of the West Bank. And every year, one of the most memorable outings occurs at a place many participants had never heard of: Maresha....
From Palm Sunday to Palestine

From Palm Sunday to Palestine

Another day, another full quota of new experiences for the Campbell University Divinity School/Nurturing Faith Experiences group traveling in Israel, Palestine, and Jordan. We began this day (for those willing to get up an hour earlier) with a short tour of the dig at...