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3 Rules for Preaching in Purple Churches in Political Season

By Rhonda Abbott Blevins | July 23, 2019

For pastors with mixed-politics congregations, here are 3 rules to hold your diverse ‘purple’ churches together as the political discourse grows increasingly toxic when the presidential race heats up.

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Roy Medley, general secretary emeritus of American Baptist Churches USA, is interviewed by executive director Mitch Randall about the necessity for Baptists to be involved in interfaith work around the globe.

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Walking in the Good Way: A Christian Discipleship Study Guide

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Practicing Good Hospital Etiquette

By Barry Howard | February 4, 2002

Visiting the sick has traditionally been a ministry for both clergy and laity. People of faith feel a spiritual responsibility to visit the sick, especially those in the hospital. When Jesus told a story about compassionate ministry to his disciples, he used an example of ministry to the sick: “I was sick and you visited […]

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Missionaries will agonize: Conscience vs. continuation

By Marv Knox | February 4, 2002

The following editorial was published in the Feb. 4 issue of Baptist Standard. Grief and agony laced the words of a father who called last week. His children live half a world away, where they have devoted their lives to spreading the gospel. They traded security of home for solitude of the mission field. They […]

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Statistics Show Women Already Leading the Way in Church

By Carol Ann Vaughn | February 1, 2002

The majority of Americans who attend church and are involved in Christian discipleship are women. The majority of Americans most likely to engage in daily devotions, to pray and to read the Bible are women. The majority of Americans who attend church and are involved in Christian discipleship are women. The majority of Americans most […]

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February Is Time to Focus on Black History

By Staff | February 1, 2002

Celebrating black history is not a new idea. Americans have been recognizing black history annually since 1926. According to an article by Elissa Haney on, it started as “Negro History Week,” which was the second week in February and later became Black History Month.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” /> “What you might […]

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“A Walk to Remember”

By Jodi Mathews | February 1, 2002

“A Walk to Remember” opened Jan. 25 to cheering crowds of preteen and teenage girls dressed in their best duds, smelling of bubble gum and other sweet fragrances. Teen pop singer Mandy Moore and heartthrob Shane West, leading actors, fueled the teen craze surrounding the film. The young stars of the book-turned-movie set the stage […]

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