The Baptist Bulletin is pleased to announce the winner of the 2009 essay contest: Michael Osborne of Omaha, Neb. Read his winning entry starting on page 18 of the May/June print edition, or click on the link below. Michael receives $500 for his fine efforts.

In addition, we’ve posted four other runner-up essays. The judges felt these entries were worthy contenders, so we wanted to share them with you. Congratulations to all who entered!

The essays were judged by Joan Alexander, Dennis Hensley, and Mark Ward Sr. Read more about them in Meet the Essay Contest Judges

Most importantly, the process of this contest has helped us identify important issues regarding the way we communicate to an ever-changing society. Read Mark Ward’s penetrating summary Communicating to a Postmodern World as he challenges all of us to write better-and differently.

Winning Essay

Runner-up Essays