College Students, Russian Anti-Evangelism, & MoreFebruary 16, 2017
The February 2017 issue of Word&Way marks an expanded magazine and a graphic redesign. It was exciting to see the issue come together - and more exciting to see it show up in print. Here are the pieces I wrote for the issue:
- My editorial, A Fool’s Golden Rule, on living out the real Golden Rule
- An article (not online) on Missouri's outgoing governor pardoning the "Medicaid 23" clergy
- The cover package looks at if church makes a difference. The first article, Does Church Make a Difference?, considers data suggesting Christians do not act differently from non-Christians. The second article, Can Churches Make a Difference for College Students?, looks at the importance of college students connecting with a local church.
- An article (not online) on a political prayer service held by Missouri Baptist Convention leaders
- A Q&A interview (not online) I did with Missouri State Representative T. J. Berry on marriage, faith, and politics
- An article, Russian Baptists Facing Legal Challenges from Anti-Evangelism Law, looking at religious liberty problems in Putin's Russia
- An article on a church in Hannibal, Missouri, recovering from a building fire: Antioch Rising from the Ashes
- A column by Frank Fain: Miracle Worker - Jesus
- A column by Wade Paris: Is Valentine’s Day Christian?
- A column by Ken Satterfield: Bad News? Or Good?
- A column by Terrell Carter: What Does a Successful Church Look Like in 2017?
- A column by Doyle Sager: Zero-G, and I Feel Fine
- And much more that can only be read in the print edition, like a feature on holding a racial reconciliation Sunday.