(RNS) If doctors had to identify the deadliest sin affecting Americans today, they would probably name gluttony as the No. 1 killer. As obesity in the United States reaches epidemic proportions, with more than 60 percent of adults weighing in as overweight or obese, public policy makers and health officials are scrambling over ways to improve the American diet.
There are few places on earth where God's creative genius is more marvelously evident than in Utah and Idaho. In a myriad of scenic highways every bend in the road produces a view of mountain majesty and over every hill each new horizon provides some wonderfully breathtaking and amazingly colorful landscape.
A people group is a group of individuals, families and clans who share a common language and ethnic identity. The most noticeable characteristic is language, but race, religion, heritage and even socioeconomic differences are also defining people-group factors.
Jerry Pereira, president of the North Carolina Baptist Convention, died three days before the Convention was scheduled to meet in Winston Salem, North Carolina. He was a good friend and a devout man of God.
Sir: In the November 6 edition of the Christian Index, Dr. Jerry Rankin, President of the International Mission Board, issued an urgent message to Southern Baptists concerning the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.