The idea that landowners have exclusive rights to do whatever they want with their property is a far cry from the land stewardship modeled in Scripture.
A recent graduating class revealed the depth of the issue. Of 57 graduates, 21 had no debt, six owed less than $20,000, another six between $20,000 and $50,000, eight between $50,000 and $90,000 and 11 more than $100,000 — all acquired while at the seminary.
An Alabama Baptist church learns its building may be auctioned off by the end of the month. Pastors who have faced similar situations say it's vital that they act and remember the church is not the building.