Tomorrow evening, principal Tom Alexander will meander the hallways at Lewis Frasier Middle School in Hinesville, welcoming students and parents back from the summer. His faculty will do the same in their classrooms. He hopes to see a large representation of yet a third group.
Just as the left-leaning National Education Association geared up for its annual meeting in Philadelphia, a teacher in Ohio won the right to withhold her dues because her religious beliefs conflict with the labor union’s political positions.
A wealth of wordly wisdom Twelve-year-old spelling and vocabulary champ preaches at Douglas County church By J. Gerald Harris, Editor Published August 2, 2007
Matthew Evans, a 12-year-old, home-schooled seventh grader from Albuquerque, N.M., was this year’s victor in the Reader’s Digest National Word Power Challenge in Orlando, Fla. This year’s competition marked the fifth year for the annual Word Power Challenge and according to Reader’s Digest more than 2 million students and thousands of schools participated in the local, preliminary contests.
A Los Angeles woman has sued the popular online dating site eHarmony.com, claiming she was discriminated against based on her sexual orientation when the website refused to pair her with another woman.
Many individuals might think that bright-eyed, perky, energetic, personable, and talented are the words one might use to describe a Miss America Pageant contestant, but not this time. These are adjectives that accurately describe Katherine “Kay” S. Roberts, the secretary of Quitman’s First Baptist Church.
In 1989, Janet Bobo surrendered to God’s calling to be a missionary. Janet’s husband, Calvin, felt the same conviction a year ago while reading The Commission magazine, published by the International Mission Board.
Late one evening in 1924, Warner Sallman, a commercial artist, was working on deadline on a new magazine cover. He went to bed but was restless. When an image appeared in his mind’s eye sometime after 2 a.m., he got up and drew what he saw.
Though most reports have indicated a growing secularization in Europe, The Wall Street Journal has noticed a rise in the popularity of newer Christian churches that connect with a generation interested in religious discussions.
At college campuses across the nation, including Harvard and Berkeley, chaplains and professors say students are more interested in religion and spirituality than at any time they can remember, according to a report by The New York Times.
Marvin G. Parker remembers the afternoon he went looking for a game of basketball but instead found Clarence Hopson – the young African American pastor who towered over the 12-year-old boy in his friend’s kitchen.
Doug Carver remembers the day he held a pair of bloody dog tags in his hand. That same hand recently rested on the Bible his wife Sunny gave him for college graduation as he was sworn in as the 23rd U.S. Army Chief of Chaplains.
The program for the GBC annual meeting, which will be held Nov. 11-13 in the Augusta/Richmond County Civic Center, has been updated and can be viewed on the state convention’s website at www.gbcannualmeeting.org. Beginning next year, reflecting a small attendance pattern, the Sunday evening evangelistic rally and Monday’s pastor’s conference will be at Curtis Baptist Church rather than in the convention center.
Mail to the former GBC Baptist Center on Flowers Road will no longer be delivered by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). The Baptist Missions and Ministry Center recently celebrated its first anniversary at its new site on Sugarloaf Parkway and the one-year delivery agreement with the USPS has now lapsed.
Usually, when two people in a seminary class share the same last name, it’s either a case of coincidence or marriage. But not for David and Sarah Auda, a father and daughter tandem at Golden Gate Seminary.
Hours from any city, traveling on roads he could only describe as “horrible,” Southern Baptist Convention President Frank Page recently saw first-hand how Southern Baptist representatives are partnering to provide clean drinking water to a highly remote, nomadic people in northern Kenya.
History professors from three Southern Baptist seminaries are joining Baptists from other denominations in Charleston, S.C., Aug. 1-3, to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the founding of the first Baptist association in America.
Greater San Diego is filled with more than 3 million people, more than half of whom claim no religious affiliation. Only 6 percent of the population claims to be evangelical Christians. Local and national Southern Baptists hope to minister to the city through “Vision San Diego,” a part of the North American Mission Board’s Strategic Focus Cities initiative.
This fall, 17 outstanding college freshmen will receive scholarships through the Georgia Baptist Student Achievement Award program. These young men and women were chosen from among 68 nominees as a result of their scholastic achievement and outstanding involvement in both their churches and communities. The scholarships – amounting to $4,000 each and paid over four years – are funded through the Cooperative Program and provided jointly by Georgia Baptist colleges and the Georgia Baptist Convention.
When You're Discouraged By Alan Hix, Chair, Deparment of Religion and Philosophy, Shorter College Published August 2, 2007
1 Kings 19:1-13a, 15-18 Related Sunday School Lesson, Bible Studies for Life, August 12
When Sickness Strikes By Alan Hix, Chair, Department of Religion and Philosophy, Shorter College Published August 2, 2007
2 Kings 5:1-5, 8-16 Related Sunday School Lesson, Bible Studies for Life, Aug. 19
I believe the greatest doctrinal issue confronting the church today is the exclusivity of the gospel, or the belief that salvation is possible only through a personal relationship to Jesus Christ. It is incredible to think that the most fundamental doctrine of the Christian faith could be called into question or debated among people who call themselves Christians, but that is precisely what is taking place in our world today.
The cost of housing is probably the greatest expense for most Americans. In searching for housing, most of us have had to decide whether to buy or to rent, and the choice usually depends on how much you can afford to spend.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director, GBC Published August 2, 2007
There are numerous opportunities that I have as executive director of the Georgia Baptist Convention. I enjoy none better than the opportunity to preach in our churches.
Preachers’ wives are the silent saints of the church. Nell Grace Doverspike was such a woman who supported her husband’s ministry for more than 55 years before she joined him in Heaven on June 27. She was 81.
A letter writer’s comments (‘Distressed’ over homosexual coverage, 7/19/07) about The Index running Baptist Press’ coverage of a New York City gay pride parade fails to speak for me, and probably for many others. While I certainly don’t approve of homosexuality, I don’t systematically avoid homosexuals, or news about them.