Baptists singing hymns

Worship Professor, Will Bishop, Asked What Do Smaller Churches Sing On Sundays – Hymns? Top 40? Oldies? – The Answer: Anything Goes

Sing to the Lord a new song – Psalms 96:1 A survey published in 1939 revealed that the most popular song in churches was

Prayer for USA

A Quiet Groundswell Among America’s Churches Targeting Racial Divisions Follows in the Wake of George Floyd’s Death

George Floyd’s death prompted uprisings against injustice throughout the world. That summer was marked by crowds—many of them newly aware of just how fraught

“You Can’t Love God Like That” – Well, Maybe You Can – A Congregation in Rural Georgia Defies the Odds and Flourishes by Welcoming Everyone

The preacher begins his Sunday sermon with, “Anybody ever have a week that just sucks?” Several hands go up. Gesturing with heavily tattooed arms

The First Baptist Church in America

Religious Liberty in a New Land

In 1630, the Puritans, arriving from the Old World, came to America seeking religious liberty, but the Americas had known the Christian religion for

Religious News From Around the Web February 7, 2022

Blasphemy and Apostasy Punished; Winter Olympics -- Thawing of China's Treatment of Religious Minorities? China May Restrict Religious Expression Following Olympics; Streaming Online a

Martin Luther King JR

Religious News From Around the Web January 17, 2022

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” Speech; Origins of Religious Freedom Day; Christians Returning to Church, but Not Always the Same

Has Separation of Church and State Gone Too Far?

Religious News From Around the Web December 13, 2021

Guru Nanak Sikh Documentary on PBS; New Research on Religious Exemptions from COVID Vaccine; Defend Religiously Affiliated Child Care; Fauci Asks Faith Leaders to

Mississippi Schools Cannot Display Religious Items

Money, schools and religion: A controversial combo returns to the Supreme Court by Charles J. Russo

Since 1947, one topic in education has regularly come up at the Supreme Court more often than any other: disputes over religion. That year,

Profiles in Faith: Neville Callam, Baptist World Alliance

Introduction Saint, leader, intellectual giant. Moral, compassionate, humble servant. Those are some words of praise for Neville Callam, the first Black to lead the

Politics, Religion and the Principled Life

“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch,” said Benjamin Franklin. Democracies had failed in the past, blown