Churches Merge, Close in Baltimore – Fascinating Article

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-religious-consolidations-20171010-htmlstory.html But with attendance stagnating, maintenance costs rising and the population of Christians from which to draw shrinking, the two have decided to join forces. If the Baltimore Presbytery gives its approval next month, they’ll become one congregation before the end of the year, bringing more than 280 worshippers and 230 years of history together…

A Reason to Root for an NFL Team – Philadelphia Eagles Baptism

http://www.pennlive.com/philadelphiaeagles/index.ssf/2017/10/philadelphia_eagles_player_bap.html Eagles wide receiver Marcus Johnson was baptized in his team’s hotel before the game, and tweeted a photo of himself in the pool, surrounded by some of his teammates. It is easy to feel like we are all alone in the world.  Like we are the only Christians left standing in a culture overrun…