Real Life Issues

Parenting | Dec. 1 2016

Stories of real St. Nicholas figures show generosity, sense of justice

Adam English admits he is a bit of an oddity as both a Baptist and a big fan of the saints. But he’s also unapologetic about it. “I was surprised,... [READ MORE]

Parenting | Dec. 1 2016

Preparing your family’s hearts for celebrating Christ’s birth

By Denise George Special to The Alabama Baptist  Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is coming. Almost overnight, Christian families are overwhelmed... [READ MORE]

Alabama Baptist Entities | Dec. 1 2016

Samford’s Ministry Training Institute offers certificates to inmates

By Grace Thornton Correspondent, The Alabama Baptist The chains may not have fallen off that night, but the scales sure did, Glen Sandifer said.... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Nov. 17 2016

Evolving approach needed to minister to today’s baby boomers

By Grace Thornton Correspondent, The Alabama Baptist Ronnie McCarson has been ministering to adults age 55 and up full time since 1993, and at... [READ MORE]

Parenting | Nov. 17 2016

5 adoption myths debunked

According to the 2013 Adoption Attitudes Survey funded by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, 24 percent of American adults have considered... [READ MORE]

Parenting | Nov. 17 2016

Blessings of adoption, foster care far outweigh challenges, Alabama mother says

NATIONAL ADOPTION DAY — NOV. 19 National Adoption Day is a collective national effort to raise awareness of the more than 100,000 children... [READ MORE]

College and Career | Oct. 27 2016

Co-author Powell shares 6 ways to reach young people

There’s no way around it: The Church is shrinking, and it’s aging. And with the growing number of unchurched young people, churches may be... [READ MORE]

Conferences | Oct. 13 2016

Shame isolates, destroys community, psychiatrist says

By Grace Thornton Correspondent, The Alabama Baptist Nobody needs a psychiatrist to explain what shame feels like — we all know, said Curt... [READ MORE]

Alabama Baptist Entities | Oct. 7 2016

‘Backbone’ of the church: Senior adults valuable segment of church population

By Carrie Brown McWhorter Correspondent, The Alabama Baptist There may be more millennials than Baby Boomers alive today, but Americans 65 and... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Oct. 6 2016

‘Tithing Challenge’ could be way to encourage cheerful, generous giving

By Carrie Brown McWhorter Correspondent, The Alabama Baptist Hesitant givers might find comfort in knowing they could ask for a refund of their... [READ MORE]