J.T. Thompson's best friend is a church planter in Portland, Ore. He's heard about his friend's challenges and triumphs the past four years but only recently did he get a closer look, albeit in Georgia.
For 65 consecutive years, pastor Bill Dodson attended the annual meetings of the Southern Baptist Convention, and his streak only came to an end this year because a brief illness kept him from traveling.
There's plenty Southern Baptists can do for people affected by the Deepwater Horizon explosion and the millions of gallons of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico: provide hope for those who think they have none.
With dozens of kids toting Florida Gator signable footballs or miniature orange football helmets, or decked out in blue jerseys with "15" on the back - and grown-ups wearing their game-day Gator shirts - it could have been October in Gainesville, Fla.
Twice a day, precisely at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., alarms ring on dozens of cell phones, alerting those participating in Jim Woodard's week-old Internet prayer initiative to spend one minute praying for relief from the BP Gulf oil spill.
A U.S. church leader has challenged the new World Communion of Reformed Churches to move its headquarters out of Geneva, Switzerland and follow the global shift of Christianity to the Southern Hemisphere.
The Roman Catholic Church has brokered a historic deal to release 52 political prisoners in Cuba, following three-way talks between Cuban President Raul Castro, Spanish Foreign Secretary Miguel Angel Moratinos, and Havana Cardinal Jaime Ortega.
For more than seven years I have been writing editorials for this publication, some I thought were relatively sonorous and some probably nothing more than inconsequential drivel - 183 of them and never missing an issue doing so.