10 Steps to Transform Your Church

10 Steps to Transform Your Church

Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Atlanta birthed a vision in 1946 to plant a church in North Buckhead. The congregation saw this area as a mission field and a hub of future growth on the north side of Atlanta. Second-Ponce purchased property in 1947 on Wieuca...
‘Stop Being Political’

‘Stop Being Political’

When a minister is criticized for “being too political,” one can be assured the offense is not politics at large, but rather someone’s preferred political allegiance. The same goes for editors and writers. Though unsurprising, but always disappointing, we lose...
Church, Health Dept. Team Up for Vaccine Clinic

Church, Health Dept. Team Up for Vaccine Clinic

Everyone else was on vacation when our church became mixed up with the state. I was notified during Holy Week that someone from the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) might contact me while other members of the ministerial staff were away following Easter Sunday....
Baptists Raised Alarm About Genocide 100 Years Ago

Baptists Raised Alarm About Genocide 100 Years Ago

The Ottoman Empire’s assault upon its Armenian population, later characterized as the Armenian Genocide, commenced in April 1915. After 106 years, the United States government officially declared the horror a genocide. President Joseph Biden issued a statement on...
Jitsuo Morikawa: Father of Baptist Environmentalism

Jitsuo Morikawa: Father of Baptist Environmentalism

The stories of Asian Americans have, unfortunately, been neglected or outright ignored in Baptist histories. This is regrettable, especially so in the case of one extremely notable Asian American leader, Jitsuo Morikawa, once dubbed by Tony Campolo as “the most...