Temples in, churches out? Metro Atlanta: City of Churches, Mosques, Temples, and Wards By Gerald Harris, Editor Published November 8, 2007
Metropolitan Atlanta has been hailed as the home of nearly five million people and more than 137,000 businesses. The chamber of commerce proclaims that Georgia’s capital city has drawn more in-migration than any area in the nation over the last two decades. Expansion Management Magazine ranks Atlanta second in the nation for business expansion and relocation.
Crawling all over the moving tire swing, Constanta lets out a giggle – the kind that only comes from a 10-year-old girl. She and her friends won dominion over the swing from the boys and are not about to give it back.
An email making the rounds questioning the value of an upcoming Hollywood release for children is actually very accurate in drawing attention to the anti-religious sentiment which deals with a child who kills God.
Let’s suppose you decided to become a missionary. Where would you want to spend your life in service to God? Some industrialized nation? Some place where your creature comforts would not be significantly altered? Perhaps a region of the world where there would be an opportunity for fellowship with scores of other missionaries?
Messengers will gather for three days in this East Georgia locale to worship, conduct business, and renew friendships at the 186th annual meeting of the Georgia Baptist Convention. Two locations will serve as the gathering places for pre-convention and convention sessions, which are scheduled for Nov. 11-13.
David Franklin was recently named the new Associational Missionary for Bartow Baptist Association. Previously Franklin served as pastor of Mabel White Memorial Baptist Church in Macon. He also has served as pastor of First Baptist Church in Opp, Ala., and as associate pastor of evangelism and discipleship at Piedmont Baptist Church in Marietta.
J.B. Graham, longtime leader at the North American Mission Board and former executive director for the Baptist Convention of New York, was named interim associational missionary for Appalachee Association April 12.
Watchman Fellowship, a Texas-based nondenominational research and apologetics ministry, has placed its unique library of materials with Southwestern Seminary. The collection was dedicated during the seminary’s chapel service Oct. 25.
Charles Stanley, founder and president of In Touch Ministries, and Geoff Hammond, president of the Southern Baptist North American Mission Board, signed documents Oct. 25 finalizing the sale of NAMB’s FamilyNet television network to In Touch.
Mark A. Rathel, associate professor of theology and philosophy at The Baptist College of Florida in Graceville, Fla., is the North American Mission Board’s first certified apologetics instructor (CAI).
The Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry is the first issue published by the Baptist Center for Theology and Ministry at New Orleans Seminary since Hurricane Katrina struck. Edited by Steve Lemke, the seminary’s provost, the journal focuses on God’s goodness in the face of tragedy and on the Baptist response to the crisis.
A prominent liberal Episcopal church wants an apology and clarification after a two-year Internal Revenue Service probe that threatened the church’s tax-exempt status because of an anti-war sermon just before the 2004 elections.
An iconic temple of scientific inquiry embraced a new relationship with organized religion Sept. 30 when the Massachusetts Institute of Technology installed its first chaplain in the school’s 146-year history.
Coating North Korea Georgia Baptists called to provide warmth for children overseas this winter By Sherri Brown, Communications, GBC Published November 8, 2007
North Korean winters can be brutal and this year it will be even colder for the nearly 200,000 people left homeless after devastating floods swept across western provinces and the capital city, Pyongyang.
Make Up Your Minds By Scott Barkley, Production Editor, The Christian Index Published November 8, 2007
Related Sunday School Lesson, Family Bible Series, Nov. 25
20/20 Vision By Scott Barkley, Production Editor, The Christian Index Published November 8, 2007
Related Sunday School Lesson, Family Bible Series, Nov. 18
I figured the Lutheran Church of Finland didn’t fly me across the ocean to tell fairy tales to their church communicators. So I described this challenging new world in which mainline churches find themselves.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director, GBC Published November 8, 2007
This year, Janice and I celebrate the completion of fifteen wonderful years of ministry with the Georgia Baptist Convention. I want you to know that these years have been the most thrilling of my ministry. You have been so generous in inviting me to preach in your churches and at association events.