A case for the “slows”

As a student of American history, the horrific events surrounding the Civil War period have always fascinated me. This was an obvious turning point in our nation’s story. Alternative historians love to play the “what if” games with the Civil War, and there are many opportunities for that kind of historical game playing. Without a […]

Sent…Here, There and Everywhere

The year 2016 has been an eventful one for residents of the U.S. and Alabama with unprecedented cultural and political developments. With increasing frequency, change seems the only constant. Even the near future has become difficult to predict as moral upheaval and cultural shifts continue on a variety of fronts. Even with these unsettling challenges, […]

Responding to Flooding in Louisiana

What should the first response be to a natural disaster like the floods in Louisiana this month? For many Americans, the answer may be charitable giving, support of government intervention, or sharing messages of concern on social media. For Christians, there is no doubt about our proper role as first responders: We should pray. I […]

Joint Statement Against the Lottery and Expansion of Legalized Gambling

Alabama Baptist State Convention President Travis Coleman, Jr., senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Prattville, and State Missionary Rick Lance, executive director of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions, have issued the following joint statement regarding proposals for a statewide lottery and any other expansion of legalized gambling: Alabama Baptists and Southern Baptists have […]