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If Easter is not just an event to be observed and celebrated, but a mystery to participate in and live into, what does this mean in concrete terms for our personal and corporate lives? […] Read More

Faith groups are providing immediate aid to Louisiana flood victims while emphasizing the long-term recovery facing the region. The Red Cross said the flooding was the “worst natural disaster” since Hurricane Sandy (2012) while Gov. John Bel Edwards called it “unprecedented.” The mid-August floods killed 13 people, damaged nearly 61,000 homes and caused more than […] Read More

“A pornographer, a prostitute and a public official” sounds like a setup line for a joke, but it isn’t. It’s actually the sad content of a story on a newspaper Web site that caught my eye. The New Orleans Times-Picayune report is about the U.S. Sen. David Vitter, who represents Louisiana, the state of my […] Read More

Louisiana College, a school affiliated with the Louisiana Baptist Convention, announced on Aug. 16 its plans to start a new law school to be named after Southern Baptist leader Paul Pressler. The school, which will be called the “Judge Paul Pressler School of Law,” will start classes in 2009. “Founding a law school is a […] Read More

Southern Baptist churches in Cordova, Tenn., and Slidell, La., are the latest to receive unwanted publicity after their current or former ministers were arrested on charges of sexual abuse of minors. Steven Haney, 46, pastor of Walnut Grove Baptist Church in suburban Memphis for 20 years before resigning a year ago, is charged with sexual […] Read More

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina churches reached across racial, religious and geographical lines to express God’s love to hurricane survivors in Southeast Louisiana. Lloyd Braswell, pastor of Hope Valley Baptist Church in Durham, called and presented the idea of collecting Christmas gifts for Hurricane Katrina survivors to Christopher Ingram, coordinator of volunteer emergency response […] Read More

The Louisiana Baptist Convention’s new executive director has asked trustees of the Baptist Message to consider returning the newspaper, which has operated under a separate board since 1963, to direct control of the convention’s 98-member executive board. According to an article in the paper’s April 13 issue, LBC Executive Director David Hankins met two hours […] Read More