WARRENTON, Mo. (RNS) "Ask at what age a Christian formed a relationship with Jesus Christ, and 85 percent will say before their 15th birthday," says Reese Kauffman, president of Child Evangelism Fellowship. The Missouri-based group spends $5 million on its international missions, focusing especially on children. By Tim Townsend.
(RNS) Most international adoptions are arranged through licensed agencies. Becky Morlock's situation was different; her son was given to her directly by his biological mother, and the case left her stranded in India as a missionary-turned-mom for almost four years. By Adriana Janovich
(RNS) Conventional wisdom in advertising and marketing agrees that as tempting as it is for the Southern Baptists to try to solve a missionary slump with a marketing campaign, religious groups -- like commercial businesses -- should think twice before undergoing a brand overhaul. By David Gibson.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) "The problem is not so much the discovery of particular details that are deal breakers for the faithful; the problem is a loss of faith and trust in an institution that was less than forthcoming to begin with."
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