Tsunami Disaster Generates Hoaxes

The Dec. 26 tsunami disaster in South Asia, like the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States, sparked numerous Internet hoaxes intending to make an already stunning event even more so. Bogus stories mixed with true ones and floated across the Internet together. The most...

Where is God Now?

Soon after arriving in Sri Lanka, just two days after the catastrophic tsunami leveled village after village, I found myself confronting a very personally challenging question. On the road south from the capital, Colombo, we drove past what was left of the Queen of...

Baptists Prepare for Long Haul in Tsunami Response

The death toll from the Dec. 26 Southeast Asia tsunami catastrophe passed 175,000 on Monday when Sri Lanka confirmed thousands more dead, according to Reuters. Meanwhile, relief workers feared for their safety amid unconfirmed threats of terror attacks in...

What’s the Truth about Baptist Generosity?

If we accept the premise that red states are more generous than blue states because of their religion, then how do we explain why Southern Baptists give so pitifully to the denomination’s world hunger fund? The Southern Baptist Convention’s publicity arm,...

Baptists Cooperate to Meet Tsunami Needs

Mounting human needs in tsunami-stricken South Asia are prompting record gifts and unprecedented cooperation among Baptist relief agencies. The Asian Baptist Federation, one of six regional bodies comprising the Baptist World Alliance, is working with Baptist World...