We just delivered The Pathway’s 23rd issue for the year (hard to believe there are only three left for 2010) to our friends at the Jefferson City News-Tribune, where it will be printed tonight and mailed across the state of Missouri on Tuesday.
This edition of The Pathway features an exclusive story/review of the forthcoming book, Pujols: More Than a Game, on the faith of St. Louis Cardinal star Albert Pujols. The book is written by Baptist Press Sports Editor Tim Ellsworth and former Pathway contributing writer Scott Lamb. The review is written by Pathway contributing writer Lee Warren. We also have a feature on Willie Dyson, the outstanding defensive tackle for the third-ranked and defending Division II national champion Northwest Missouri State University Bearcats. Both stories should inspire and encourage you.
There are several feature stories about mission work being done by Missouri Baptist churches and of course, several columns, including one by Hannibal-LaGrange University professor Jeff Brown on the school’s name change.
One note about our most recent edition: The two stories about Issac Jackson — the Missouri Baptist who was killed a year ago while fighting in Afghanistan — and his brave widow, Kristen, have gotten a tremendous response. Baptist Press published the stories last week and they immediately went viral on the Internet, speading to several other sites. They have undoubtedly been read now by thousands. If you have not read Pathway Staff Writer Brian Koonce’s two, moving articles, you still can at The Pathway web site.