A Pastor appreciates the Hymns: “God of Grace…”

By Joe LaGuardia A Pastor Appreciates the Hymns is a series on hymnody and worship in the church.  By incorporating personal testimony and theological reflection, the series draws meaning and strength from sacred songs past and present. Most ministers I know pray for courage on a daily basis.  Ministry is a sacrificial act that requires risk, reconciliation, andContinue reading “A Pastor appreciates the Hymns: “God of Grace…””

Triennial Convention reminds us of God’s work in the world

This May marks the bicentennial anniversary of the first Baptist Triennial Convention, a meeting of like-minded Baptists passionate about missions. It was the summer of 1814 in Philadelphia. More than 30 delegates pooled resources to support missionaries.  It came after a century of revolution and war, but also of explosive missionary activity inspired by theContinue reading “Triennial Convention reminds us of God’s work in the world”