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Religious Tolerance Matters for Everyone - Part 2
Religious Tolerance Matters for Everyone - Part 2

By: Olu Q. Menjay Global migration makes constructive religious conversation and coexistence essential. A plane trip illustrates how people of different faiths can coexist with no difficulty.

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Religious Tolerance Matters for Everyone - Part 1
Religious Tolerance Matters for Everyone - Part 1

By: Olu Q. Menjay Religious intolerance continues to destroy lives and threatens human security in our contemporary world. As Baptist Christians, we believe in religious liberty and rights for all, even non-Christians.

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Old Wolf of Racism Appears in Alt-Right Sheep's Clothing
Old Wolf of Racism Appears in Alt-Right Sheep's Clothing

By: Ferrell Foster The alt-right paints a picture of the U.S. as a white nation under attack from non-whites. It ignores that from our earliest days, the U.S. has been a place where all types of diverse people have come together.

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What You Know About the Reformation Might Be Wrong
What You Know About the Reformation Might Be Wrong

By: Ruth Gouldbourne As we observe the 500th anniversary of the events we call the Reformation, history reminds us that our relationship to that movement is not simple and linear. Our early debates shaped who we are today.

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World Malaria Day: More Than Simply Awareness
World Malaria Day: More Than Simply Awareness

By: Dean Miller The Baptist General Association of Virginia and Ghanaian Baptists have distributed more than 80,000 mosquito nets into 270 villages in Ghana, resulting in a 43 percent decrease in malaria cases in those villages.

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How Baptists Are Taking the Fight to Malaria
How Baptists Are Taking the Fight to Malaria

By: Eron Henry Malaria is a deadly but preventable disease. Baptists and other Christians are encouraged to join the battle to eradicate this most preventable of diseases. Some Baptist groups are already engaged in the fight.

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Baptists Must Not Be Silent in Calls for Religious Freedom
Baptists Must Not Be Silent in Calls for Religious Freedom

By: Shane McNary When national policies motivated by short-term political goals endanger the long-term moral authority of the U.S., Baptists, as U.S. citizens, must not be silent in calls for justice and freedom.

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To Curb Genocide, You Must Start at Its Simple Roots
To Curb Genocide, You Must Start at Its Simple Roots

By: William Cowley A full-fledged genocide can take years, sometimes generations, to explode, but each incident of genocide probably has a small, simple beginning. Sometimes, as simple as bullying on a playground.

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Church's Baptismal Service Won't Be Soon Forgotten
Church's Baptismal Service Won't Be Soon Forgotten

By: Patrick DeVane An empty baptistery before a morning worship service brought church members together, carrying warm water in any containers they could find. It was a baptismal service no one would forget. Nor should we forget ours.

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4 Observations, 4 Questions on Mission Work in Ghana
4 Observations, 4 Questions on Mission Work in Ghana

By: Reggie Warren The Baptist General Association of Virginia partners with the Ghana Baptist Convention to launch 500 churches and to distribute 100,000 mosquito nets in the African nation.

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BMS World Mission Helps Villages Access Water
BMS World Mission Helps Villages Access Water

By: Chris Hall Everyone should have access to clean water no matter where they live. To that end, BMS World Mission helped two impoverished communities - one in Uganda, the other in Peru - access clean water.

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2 Baptist Groups Cooperate on Mission Initiatives
2 Baptist Groups Cooperate on Mission Initiatives

By: Frank Broome When it comes to racial reconciliation, simply trying is not enough. We must do. And that's why the New Era Baptist Convention and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Georgia found ways to worship and work together.

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Nat'l WMU Provides Water Filters, Supports Water Projects
Nat'l WMU Provides Water Filters, Supports Water Projects

By: Lena PlunkWhile many don't even think twice when turning on the faucet, 663 million people throughout the world lack access to clean water. Here's what the national Woman's Missionary Union is doing about it.

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Food Drive Blossoms Into Ministry Feeding Thousands
Food Drive Blossoms Into Ministry Feeding Thousands

By: Bill White After hearing a missionary speak about food insecurity, four young girls at Christ Journey Church in Miami wanted to do something about it. Their passion led to one of the church's most vibrant ministries.

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Church's Medical Mission Teams Save Lives, Treat Thousands
Church's Medical Mission Teams Save Lives, Treat Thousands

By: Kevin Head Noah, a young man in Kenya, received a life-saving operation this year. He is one of many people who were treated by short-term mission teams from First Baptist Church of Roswell, Georgia.

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How One Church Helped 200,000 Get Drinking Water
How One Church Helped 200,000 Get Drinking Water

By: Bill Ross Efforts by First Baptist of Marietta, Georgia, led to the creation of Pure Water Initiative Inc., a nonprofit that has so far provided drinking water to nearly 200,000 people in India, Indonesia and other nations.

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How Christian Hospitals Must See Past the Bottom Line
How Christian Hospitals Must See Past the Bottom Line

By: Don Sewell Christian hospitals obviously must operate with outstanding medical and business guidelines. But that's not the whole story. Christian hospitals carry an even greater stewardship than a secular one.

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Teaching Ghana's Villages How to Repair Broken Wells
Teaching Ghana's Villages How to Repair Broken Wells

By: Debra Wint Many wells in Ghana's frontier region were installed by outsiders and have broken down. Villagers can't repair them. Texas Baptist Men Water Ministry works with villagers to teach them how to repair these wells.

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4 Principles to Ensure Short-Term Missions Succeed
4 Principles to Ensure Short-Term Missions Succeed

By: Dean Miller Many horrible, even disgusting, things have been said and done in the name of short-term missions. Fortunately, many, but not all, organizations have learned their lessons.

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Ensuring Drinking Water Flows in Ethiopia, Kenya
Ensuring Drinking Water Flows in Ethiopia, Kenya

By: David Harding The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is actively engaged to stop wasted opportunities to let water flow to the drinking water needs of the most vulnerable people, about 60 million, in Ethiopia and Kenya.

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Health Professionals Serve Through Short-Term Missions
Health Professionals Serve Through Short-Term Missions

By: Angela Sudermann God has been using health professionals to advance the mission of Christ through American Baptist International Ministries since 1821. To this day, they continue to serve in health and wellness ministries worldwide.

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'I've Never Seen a Better Picture of Courage'
'I've Never Seen a Better Picture of Courage'

By: Don Sewell I lost a great friend in Robert Parham. Attuned to injustices where many would turn a deaf ear, he applied heart-felt application to Jesus' words of "when you've done it to the least of these, you've done it unto me."

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Teaching Missions to Kids in Our Self-Centered Culture
Teaching Missions to Kids in Our Self-Centered Culture

By: Sarah Stevens In a culture that encourages and even demands self-centeredness, the church's role in teaching children to have a global and others-centered worldview is increasingly important. Here's how one church does it.

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Robert Parham: An Ethicist with a Worldwide View
Robert Parham: An Ethicist with a Worldwide View

By: Emmanuel McCall At a time when it was unpopular for black and whites to travel together, Robert and I became "soul partners" as we crisscrossed the nation in numerous racial reconciliation initiatives.

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Cooks on a Mission Shares Love of Christ Through Food
Cooks on a Mission Shares Love of Christ Through Food

By: Mary Splawn A passion for food and hospitality combined at Mountain Brook Baptist Church in Alabama to make a global impact. Since 2010, women at the church have connected their love for cooking with the church's mission work.

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