Isaiah’s hope is not naïve optimism. It is a defiant way of life based in the promise that peace is the ultimate will of God.
The beating of swords into plowshares would have been a defiant act, a statement that Israel’s faith in the power of its army was a misplaced faith.
Being thankful does not negate the struggles we face, nor should it silence our pain.
Philanthropy has come to mean generous giving. Its original meaning is the love of humanity.
The “Last Supper” was a sort of hospice—a place where Jesus and his disciples found courage and strength for the journey towards death he was on.
The Reverend Greg Sneller of American Baptist International Ministries will be with us to talk to our kids, with the adults listening in, about what God is doing through American Baptists in foreign countries today.
Jesus taught, and the Judsons demonstrated, that God does not save us from suffering, but through suffering.
George Liele, a freed slave, is quite likely the first Baptist who went as a missionary from the United States to another country. He teaches us that we are both shaped by our context and shapers of our context.
Like the church in Corinth, the American electorate is badly divided. Is there something that can bring unity?
Ruth Morales was an important person in Pastor Jim’s life. She shaped him as a person, parent and pastor.