Political speech, 2012 elections, provide test for greater civility

Now that we are well underway in the 2012 election, we will experience a barrage of political rancor that has become all too ubiquitous in our civil discourse.  In an election, as in any political process, words matter. Where would we be without the power of words?  Ours is a society built upon discourse and speech, asContinue reading “Political speech, 2012 elections, provide test for greater civility”

The death of revivalism in Baptist life? (Part 1)

Revivalism as a movement is on the verge of death.  So argue Baptist historians Bill Leonard and Loyd Allen in a recent issue of “Baptist History and Heritage,” as reported in the Associate Baptist Press. Revivalism, which inspired growth in Protestant denominations throughout America, may not be dead yet; but, in the words of LoydContinue reading “The death of revivalism in Baptist life? (Part 1)”