"No. 2: Tonya" is the second installment in a short-film series highlighting female Baptist pastors. This film, produced jointly by Baptist Women in Ministry and EthicsDaily.com, features Tonya Easterly Vickery, co-pastor of Cullowhee Baptist Church in Cullowhee, North Carolina.
The Roman Catholic Church has had to face up to decades of denial and wrongdoing in recent weeks—something churches don’t do very well. Amid the dambreak of accusations concerning the sexual abuse of children by priests, the Vatican and the American Catholic hierarchy finally have acknowledged that they have years of broken souls and shattered […]Read More
People–even people in churches–are talking about change these days. Congregations change every time a sermon is preached and a lesson is taught, but the changes discussed today run much deeper. They challenge congregations to change who they are or what they do. These types of changes are the two most dramatic types that organizations can […]Read More
Philip Morris Companies Inc.—parent to Philip Morris USA, Philip Morris International, Miller Brewing and Kraft Foods—announced in November 2001 that it would ask stockholders to approve a name change for the parent company … to Altria Group Inc. Stockholders approved the change on April 25, 2002, at their annual meeting. Before and after the meeting, […]Read More
In the Christian South, Mother’s Day has come to occupy a semi-sacred status. In fact, many churches will use their worship services this Sunday not only to honor mothers, but also celebrate and promote a vision of the ideal family. This idyllic image of family features Dad at work, Mom at home and children playing […]Read More
Hooray for Karen Hughes. This Mother’s Day, she gets my vote for Mother of the Year. (Of course, I’d normally vote enthusiastically for Joanna Knox, mother of our daughters, Lindsay and Molly. But this year I’m setting aside my own family biases and giving the rest of the world’s moms a chance.) Karen Hughes, counselor […]Read More