Sunday, 11 August 2013 17:38

Even Westboro loves its friends

The Phelps family of Westboro Baptist Church opens its arms to like-minded newcomers, but Christ challenges his disciples to go much further in the way of hospitality. 

Published in Commentaries
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 16:40

London calling: Baptist wins song contest

“You Are There” by Baptist worship leader Giles Blankenship was named top song in Integrity Music Europe’s international “Search for a Song” competition.

Published in Media and Arts
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 18:50

Thinking inside the boxes

One week I received several boxes via FedEx and UPS. The items came in boxes of various sizes, shapes and wrappings. Going through boxes padded with “shipping peanuts,” air-filled plastic rolls and shredded-paper fluff, my thoughts turned to how the box theme might relate to today’s church scene.

Published in Commentaries
Friday, 19 July 2013 18:41

Baptist second in Facebook song vote

A Facebook-driven fan vote has a North Carolina Baptist minister near the top in a worldwide search for the next big worship song.

Published in Media and Arts
Tuesday, 18 June 2013 19:49

A recipe for blended worship

Oil and water, obviously, will never mix. I have come to the same conclusion in these recent years of music ministry: that contemporary and traditional worship never mix -- well.  

Published in Commentaries
Monday, 06 May 2013 00:00

Managing time in worship

Many worship leaders fail miserably in the management of their allotted time.

Published in Commentaries

The ever-growing use of communication technology has implications for churches, according to speakers at a conference titled "iFaith? The Church in the Digital Age."

Published in Media and Arts
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 13:22

Young musician: Church organ thriving

Daryl Robinson of South Main Baptist Church in Houston says a lot of young people are learning to play the organ.

Published in People
Thursday, 21 March 2013 20:29

Preaching when you have nothing to say

One downside of getting to preach every Sunday is you can’t take a week off to shut up and listen.

Published in Talk With the Preacher
Thursday, 24 January 2013 22:04

Baptists host Episcopalians, wine

 An American Baptist church in Dayton, Ohio, hosting Anglicans for four weeks will allow wine in communion.

Published in Congregations
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