EDITORIAL: Parting words

As I write this I am sitting at Williamsburg Baptist Church, where I am serving as interim pastor. Outside the window a large red-tailed hawk stands like a sentinel. I couldn’t help but wonder at her lonely vigil and her patience as she waited ... and waited. A part of me can identify with that hawk. Read More

HERITAGE: An overlooked story

Lynn Blue, minister of music at Poplar Springs Baptist Church near Richmond, is interested in his family’s history and shared with the Virginia Baptist Historical Society an overlooked story about his great-great grandfather, Daniel Fowler Leach, who in 1870 came South from New York as a missionary. Read More

At Women's Get-Away, participants challenged to hear and tell stories of God's work in their lives

Fall colors and bright sunshine highlighted the Nov. 1-3 Women’s Get-Away, an annual event sponsored by Woman’s Missionary Union of Virginia, which this year drew almost 800 women to Eagle Eyrie Baptist Conference Center around the theme, “Connect, Commit, Celebrate.” Read More

Ruling removes what has been called the most important tax benefit available to ministers

A federal judge said Nov. 23 that an IRS rule allowing clergy to avoid paying taxes on a part of their income designated as a housing allowance violates the constitutionally mandated separation of church and state. Read More