Kentucky Bill Calls for Bible Lit Classes

Senate Bill 142 is making its way through the Kentucky legislature. More popularly known as the “Bible bill,” it follows the success of a Texas initiative to allow the teaching of the Bible as literature, with a special focus on tracing its influence in...

12 Ways Baptists Can Observe Lent

Why would Baptists practice Lent? Isn’t it too close to an idea of “works righteousness,” trying to earn the salvation that we teach is a gift of God’s grace to be received only by faith? Shouldn’t our time be focused on sharing this...

Renewing Ourselves So We Can Help Others

I spent last week in Arizona for a short vacation. It was a needed and welcome break from winter – highs in the low 70s with cloudless skies and stunning sunrises dancing over the mountains and across the valleys. A journey deep into the 25,000 acres of Fort McDowell...

Christmas-Tree Hullabaloo Mars Spirit of the Season

The end of October marked a little controversy for the good people of the commonwealth of Kentucky. While sending inquiries about the possibility of someone donating the large evergreen tree used to decorate the state capitol grounds each season, as had been done in...

Newcomers Provide Key Insights into Church Traditions

For the past several months, a refugee family from Asia has been visiting our church. Despite the obvious cultural and language barriers, many of our members have been gracious, accommodating and often very generous in the gifts of their time and resources for this...