Which Way Forward?

Which Way Forward?

How might we find and choose our way on the path to the future? Two images from a recent Saturday night prompted some reflection on this question. The first was a stage production of “The Sound of Music” performed by older children and teenagers who are part of a...

Our Story

A sermon by David Hughes, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, N.C. August 18, 2013 Psalm 105:1-17; Philippians 1:3-6, 9-11 Yesterday Joani and I celebrated our 39th wedding anniversary. And when Randall Lolley, a former pastor of this church, called last week...

What Gloomy Predictions About Church Overlook

Are you tired of the doomsday rhetoric about the church in America? Have you noticed that the bandwagon of those predicting the imminent demise of congregational life is filled to capacity? Are you ready to tune out another diatribe proclaiming that the church’s...

A Theology of Social Media

Editor’s note: This is the third column in a three-part series. Read part one here and part two here. Easter 1997, and I was at an academic conference on the theme “The Communication of God.” A Jewish philosopher was speaking to us about the promise...