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Things I learned in Montana

I’ve been home from the Northwest for nearly a week now, but my mind (and my computer) remain loaded with powerful images of austere peaks, lush meadows, vibrant wildlife, and cottony clouds that fill mountain clefts like ice cream in a bowl. A lot of that time...

Playing catch-up

Blogging about a trip that’s more fun than work feels a bit self-serving, or like bragging, but I figure some folks might enjoy the pictures and a reflection here and there, so I press on. It’s easier to read than current politics, at least. Since wifi is...

Cold days, warm fellowship

Joining this year’s Nurturing Faith Experience in Yellowstone and the Tetons has been quite the experience so far, with an unexpected arctic blast that brought July temperatures into the 30s, but failed to put a chill on the camaraderie among our 19 travelers....

NABF elects new leaders

The North American Baptist Fellowship (NABF) is moving forward with new leadership following a meeting in Vancouver July 7. Elijah Brown was elected to succeed George Bullard as executive director of NABF, an organization of more than 30 Baptist organizations and...

Who owns the land?

Canadian Baptists hosted participants in the Baptist World Alliance‘s Annual Gathering on July 5. The evening was billed as a celebration with Canadian Baptists, and it was that. The evening was chilly, but we began with an outdoor picnic featuring...

Welcome to Vancouver

A scattering of global Baptists have gathered this week in Vancouver for the Baptist World Alliance’s Annual Gathering. From Europe and Africa they have come, from Asia and Australia, from South America, Latin America, North America, and Canada we have gathered...

A boat with room and love for all …

Meetings for state and regional groups associated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship are a standard element of CBF’s Annual Gathering and for North Carolina CBFers, always a highlight. This year’s gathering attracted a standing room only crowd of 300...

BWIM releases “State of Women in Baptist Life”

Baptist Women in Ministry met for worship and released a new “State of Women in Baptist Life” update during activities at the First Baptist Church on Fifth in Winston-Salem June 22. Executive director Pam Durso previewed the report, the first since 2010. It included...

Beauty and the beast

Long drives are not necessarily conducive to a good vacation, unless the drive is the point, in which case it can be amazing. Susan and I set out last week to spend several days driving the length of the Blue Ridge Parkway from where it begins (or ends, at milepost...