Real Life Issues


Death and Dying | Dec. 2 2020

Hope for the Grieving Heart at Christmas

Walking into the retail store, the automated greeting Santa states, “Ho, Ho, Ho, Merry Christmas” and waves with his white-gloved hand. Inside... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Dec. 1 2020

Nearly a year into pandemic, Alabama Baptist churches continue to feel effects of COVID-19 crisis

By Cole Shiflet and Selah Vetter Special to The Alabama Baptist Community is at the very heart of what a church does, but now in many churches,... [READ MORE]

Travel | Nov. 30 2020

Wytheville, Virginia: A scenic holiday, anytime destination

Are you longing for a short break from your usual routine? Do you want to experience some holiday cheer and scenic beauty away from crowds? May... [READ MORE]

Children | Nov. 24 2020

‘The’ conversation: More families are discussing end-of-life planning – here’s how to start

By Lindy Grief Davidson University of South Florida In homes across the U.S., families increasingly know someone who has been sick or hospitalized... [READ MORE]

Books | Nov. 18 2020

Why the next generation needs Christian apologetics

When Jesse Florea glances out his office window at the patchwork display of fall colors surrounding the snow-capped summit of Pikes Peak, he’s... [READ MORE]

Baptist News | Nov. 13 2020

Tennessee couple lives by faith while waiting on kidney donor

By Lonnie Wilkey Baptist and Reflector When Randy Hommel steps to the pulpit each Sunday at Clark Street Baptist Church in Johnson City, Tennessee,... [READ MORE]

Grief | Nov. 12 2020

5 coping strategies for post-election grief (yes, it’s real)

By Christopher Ojeda Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Tennessee Shortly after Abraham Lincoln was elected on Nov. 6, 1860,... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Nov. 11 2020

November is National Adoption Month, spotlights ongoing need for permanent families

With more than 400,000 children reportedly in the foster care system in the United States, and 100,000 of them available for adoption, experts... [READ MORE]

Travel Ideas | Nov. 6 2020

Attractions, hotels, eateries implement safety protocols so visitors can return

Earlier this year, the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville faced a crisis. The state’s No. 1 paid attraction announced that because... [READ MORE]

Travel Ideas | Nov. 6 2020

Once home to notable Christian figures, northwest Georgia town offers many surprises

During a pre-pandemic visit to Cartersville, Georgia, an easy daytrip from much of north and east Alabama, I expected to find great restaurants,... [READ MORE]