BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP)--Perhaps if William Shakespeare lived in Alabama today he could write a soliloquy regarding the state's ambiguous "Chuck E. Cheese" video gambling law akin to: "To allow video gambling devices or not to allow them -- ah, that is the question."
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP)--The nearly 1,000 people in attendance enthusiastically expressed support for 108 missionaries commissioned by the North American Mission Board Feb. 17 at Huffman Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP)--Amid a flurry of colorful flags representing countries from around the world, 63 new missionaries joined the ranks of Southern Baptist overseas workers Jan. 22 at Shades Mountain Baptist Church in Vestavia Hills, Ala.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP)--The endearing character of Tevye in the Broadway musical "Fiddler on the Roof" understood the importance of passing on family traditions.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP)--While Alabama Baptists were celebrating the Thanksgiving holidays in the traditional turkey and football fashion, 101 members of Birmingham's Lakeside Baptist Church choir experienced a once-in-a-lifetime Christmas ministry 1,800 miles from home.
The choir spent five days in Guatemala performing in Spanish their Christmas musical drama, "Laura's Christmas," along with their living Christmas tree on the stage of the National Theater in Guatemala City.
OPELIKA, Ala. (BP)--For the past 17 years, members of First Baptist Church in Opelika, Ala., as well as the surrounding community have grown to love the church's living Christmas tree musical production.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP)--Removing barriers in church environments - both figuratively and literally - is a crusade that Bob Anderson eagerly looks forward to on a daily basis.
It's the focus of his work as director of the religion and disability program at Birmingham's Lakeshore Foundation. The nonprofit organization, which has been operating since 1984, centers its services on issues dealing with individuals with physical disabilities.
"Our mission is to provide opportunities for people with physical disabilities to live healthy, active lifestyles and participate fully in their community," Anderson said.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (BP)--For most people a quick trip to a public restroom is no big deal. But to a person with a physical disability who uses a wheelchair, scooter or other assisting device, it is more often than not a frustrating experience.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP)–Every time Air Force veteran Lawson Corley hears the sacred Christmas carol “Silent Night,” he remembers the day 56 years ago when a German soldier spared his life because of Corley’s solo serenade on a snowy Christmas Eve. The year was 1944, World War II was ravaging Europe and Lt. Lawson Corley was […]
CULLMAN, Ala. (BP)--What do popcorn, a movie theater and a teenage girl questioning her faith in God have in common with a Sunday morning worship service in Cullman, Ala.?