BWA reporting upswing

BWA reporting upswing

The Baptist World Alliance (BWA) stopped a six-year slide in contributions with a ten percent growth in gifts during 2018, but General Secretary Elijah Brown cautioned Executive Committee members gathered March 4-6 in Falls Church, Va., that one year’s growth does not...
Remembering Fido

Remembering Fido

My wife paints pets, one of several ways she finds joy in expressing her considerable artistic talents. She’s been working for some time on a triptych of large oil paintings depicting women who sit along the crowded alleyways of the Muslim Quarter in the Old...
Raining busts and horses?

Raining busts and horses?

It’s been dry in Israel for several years, a small reminder of periodic droughts mentioned in the Bible. That recently came to an end with a spate of heavy winter rains. Israel typically has seasonal rains, usually beginning with scattered showers in October,...
Time’s a wastin’!

Time’s a wastin’!

The first newspaper comic strip I remember reading was “Barney Google and Snuffy Smith,” a mostly lame characterization of a hillbilly family from a place called “Hootin’ Holler.” One of the oldest strips around, it started in 1919 and...
Maybe, maybe not

Maybe, maybe not

Christianity Today recently released a list of “Top Ten” archaeological discoveries in 2018, and several important things were announced during the year, though some of them had been found earlier. On the first day of 2018, for example, Israeli...

A good life lived

She had been giving Phyllis, the weekend daytime caregiver, step-by-step instructions on how to prepare chicken and dressing in the crock pot. “People will eat that,” she said. “It’s going to be good.” She worried about having enough eggs for cooking when the family...

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