Christmas Around the WorldDecember 13, 2016
I wrote the cover package for the December issue of Word&Way (a magazine for Midwest Baptists). Focused on "Christmas Around the World," the two articles includes current and former missionaries talking about Christmas traditions in other countries.
The first article, It's Christmas Everywhere, features current missionaries explaining unique Christmas traditions where they serve. The piece includes comments from Shane McNary (who serves with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in Slovakia), Becky Stanton (who serves with the American Baptist International Ministries in Hungary), and Katie Longkumer (who serves with the American Baptist International Ministries in India).
The second article, Christmas Memories, features former missionaries reflecting on Christmas traditions in the countries where they use to serve. The piece includes comments from Gary Snowden (who served with the Southern Baptist Convention’s Foreign Mission Board in Argentina) and Bob Perry (who served with the Southern Baptist Convention’s Foreign Mission Board in Mexico).
I also wrote a piece in the December issue on how some Missouri Baptist politicians fared in the November elections. That piece, Baptist Parson Elected Missouri Lieutenant Governor, highlights the rise of a Baptist layman to Missouri's second highest office.