The cost of not thinking ahead

The cost of not thinking ahead

I had the best of intentions, planting that tree, 24 years ago. I’m a sentimental sort, sometimes perhaps overly so, and I was looking for ways to symbolically remember my young daughter Bethany, who had fallen victim to a drunk driver in January 1994. So, I...
The world’s oldest bread …

The world’s oldest bread …

Some excitement accompanied a recent announcement that archaeologists from the University of Copenhagen have discovered fragments of carbonized flatbread in the remains of a fireplace dating back to 14,400 BCE, 4,000 years before the date traditionally associated with...

Things I learned in Switzerland

The Baptist World Alliance held its Annual Gathering in Zurich this year, providing an ideal opportunity to explore that old city between meetings — and to enjoy some vacation time in Interlaken the following week. Here are a few things I learned. The Swiss are...
BWA finds fellowship in Zurich

BWA finds fellowship in Zurich

The Baptist World Alliance wrapped up its Annual Gathering on Friday after meeting in Zurich, Switzerland July 2-6. Three hundred and twenty  Baptists from 46 countries gathered for the annual time of fellowship, worship, commission meetings (16 of them, with 60...
Up to our ears — in dirt

Up to our ears — in dirt

Today the Jezreel dig team traveling through Campbell University Divinity School and Nurturing Faith Experiences finished our last day of serious digging: tomorrow involves lots of brushing, cleaning, photographs, and odd jobs. The crew has been faithful and fabulous,...
Dig these stories … Part Four

Dig these stories … Part Four

Here’s another in our series of reflections from participants in the Jezreel Expedition ¬†archaeological dig traveling with Campbell University Divinity School / Nurturing Faith Experiences. Dale Belvin is a 2009 graduate of CUDS. For the past seven years, he has...

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