Our Finest Hour

Our Finest Hour

Don’t judge us, but one of the ways Janet and I have been surviving the pandemic is by watching movies. They are often old familiar movies, with happy endings and inspiring themes. Ron Howard’s excellent “Apollo 13” was on again not long ago, and we...
A New Trend in Pastoral Calls

A New Trend in Pastoral Calls

In the Baptist world, an ecclesial culture that treasures local church autonomy and operates in a “free call” method for pastoral assignments, there seems to be a new trend emerging.  More and more Pastor Search Committees are considering associate ministers with...