From collard greens to scholarships

From collard greens to scholarships

DALTON, Ga. — Tuesday nights are a happening time at the First Baptist Church in the “Carpet Capital of the World.” A growing Hispanic presence in the northwest Georgia town of Dalton led the congregation to begin Soul Food more than seven years ago. The program began...
The Power of Orality

The Power of Orality

Tom Long talks about preaching in challenging times CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — “About every 60 years or so I think preaching has a nervous breakdown,” said Tom Long, to an October gathering of Baptist preachers in downtown Chattanooga. “…We start looking around for the next...
Rite of Passage

Rite of Passage

Funerals, burials are taking on new forms “More personalization.” That was the quick response of Kevin Wetzel, president of Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery in Gainesville, Ga., to the question of how the industry has changed in recent years. Funerals and...
Conservatisim and Liberalism: Review by Fisher Humphreys

Conservatisim and Liberalism: Review by Fisher Humphreys

Conservatisim and Liberalism Hull’s final book makes a convincing case that the Christian church has always embraced both perspectives Perhaps the best way to clarify the ideas and practices that William Hull advocates in this posthumously published book is to ask...
‘Fulfilling Times’

‘Fulfilling Times’

Chaplain Leah Boling provides ministry among service members in Hawaii Air National Guard The first woman to serve as a chaplain in the U.S. Armed Forces was commissioned by the Navy in 1973. Lt. Col. Leah Botona Boling, a chaplain with the 154th Wing of the Hawaii...