Plans for the Western Recorder to transition to an annual magazine marks a significant change for a legacy Baptist newspaper that has been around for nearly two centuries.
The printed product — newspapers or magazines — have survived so many challenges in bygone days, ranging from a depression, world wars, the advent of radio and then television which were incorrectly forecast to be the doom of print. But the financial realities of 2020 have been devastating to print products, including the Western Recorder.
But one of the memorable highlights from this preaching excursion came after the worship service was concluded. Accompanied by a member of the church, we went into the community for the express purpose of knocking on doors and sharing the gospel of our Lord Jesus.
What inspires awe, however, is the countless stories of kingdom cooperation that continue to fill its pages. As we celebrate the role that the Western Recorder has played in Baptist life, may Kentucky Baptists be reminded that we are part of something much larger than ourselves. Our stories are just brief paragraphs in His eternal story of redemption.
College campuses are not only a place of learning; they are often a place to gather a perspective on future generations. Students at Kentucky State University are thinking about the climate of racism and reconciliation in Kentucky. What they're saying might refresh Kentucky Baptists.
There's a place in the Bluegrass State that few Kentuckians have ever heard of and fewer still have ever visited. It is an area that is nearly surrounded by the Mississippi River and can only be entered by first going into Tennessee. Yet this obscure place, known as "Kentucky Bend," was once the site of a mighty move of God.