Vicki Brown

Vicki Brown

Vicki Brown is associate editor of Word & Way, in which this story originally appeared.

Immigrants from all over Africa find a warm place at First Baptist Church in Columbia, Mo., in part because of one man’s experience.

Friday, 13 December 2013 19:45

Go tell it, clearly and simply, experts say

Don’t let the wave of communication at Christmas time — in the form of cards, e-mails, postings, podcasts and tweets — drown out the gospel message, experts say.

Friday, 01 November 2013 16:40

Church, state and taxes spark debate

Some say a ban that prevents tax-exempt charities from publicly endorsing or opposing candidates for political office violates churches’ constitutional rights. Others say maintaining a “wall of separation” between church and state is best for both.

Monday, 23 September 2013 17:00

Learning to lean -- on others

Many Christians love to sing the old hymn about “learning to lean on Jesus” but sometimes have a harder time learning to lean on one another.

A photo team from a Baptist university in Missouri traveled to South Dakota to capture images of the hidden plight of Native Americans living on reservations.

Friday, 16 August 2013 14:39

Reflections on a fast-moving year in CBF

Past moderator Keith Herron looks back on what he describes as a hectic-but-rewarding period in CBF history that included selecting new leadership and streamlining the way the Fellowship is structured. 

Friday, 26 July 2013 17:47

Giving it up for Jesus

What does the Bible mean by “dying to self?”

Monday, 17 June 2013 16:31

Baptists re-tool annual gatherings

Declining attendance, rising expenses and rapid advances in communications technology cause some to contend the Baptist annual meeting is rapidly becoming a thing of the past.

Technology, records requests and legal avenues exist in gaining information on religious groups, but these may come with difficulties.

Friday, 24 May 2013 01:57

Using secrecy to control

While Baptists' congregational polity seemingly lends itself to transparency, denominational bodies and ministries often fear and resist it.

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