John Crowder, the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in West, Texas, asks his congregation if the old church song about being “happy all the time” is true. Despite the wonders God worked through Elijah, he came to the end of himself after Jezebel threatened to kill him. He ended up depressed and sitting under a broom tree, talking “straight” with God. (1 Kings 19:1-8)
By Staff / Baptist Standard
The Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is encouraging churches to partner with government officials to fight the spread of COVID-19, while receiving First Amendment protections as they cooperate.
By Tom Strode / Baptist Press