Vietnamese Baptists met at Grace Baptist Church in Ho Chi Minh City Jan. 10-11 to celebrate the church’s receiving official government recognition and to organize a new national confederation. The historic development is expected to encourage future evangelism and church-planting efforts in the country.
Ruth* has happy memories of growing up on Cuba. Her family lived in a house built by her grandfather. The sounds of cows, pigs, turkeys, and horses could be heard on their farm in a small valley. Vacations were taken at a nearby beach that postcards try to recreate.
Forced terminations in the Southern Baptist Convention were down during 2006, but those who issued the latest report say work remains to be done to reconcile conflicts between pastors and congregations.
David and Margaret Fite are well-aware of the conflict Cuban Christians must feel whenever rumors of Fidel Castro’s failing health begin to circulate. They also are no less surprised at the majority of those believers not praying for death of the small country’s leader.
Jan. 22 was a cold morning with intermittent rain and temperatures that never rose above 34 degrees. However, the weather failed to dampen the enthusiasm of those who gathered at the state Capitol to mournfully commemorate the 35th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the United States.
What’s a seminary professor’s son doing in a nationally televised movie with Golden Globe nominee Nikki Blonsky of the box-office blockbuster, Hairspray For Philip Searcy, it’s living as a witness for God.
Chattahoochees Association met Oct. 15 at Flat Creek Baptist Church. Officers re-elected were Brian Malcom, moderator; Barry Ladd, vice-moderator; and Gene Eagland, clerk. Lanier Hills Baptist Church in Gainesville was admitted into the association. Crossview Church, in Hoschton, was admitted under watchcare.
Injured on the job, Eddie Buck was off work nine months. Workman’s compensation was the family’s only source of income, and he fell behind in child support payments for his eldest daughters. When Eddie returned to work, he tried to make up the deficit but the Internal Revenue Service garnished his tax refund for two consecutive years. Adding to the stress, the rent on their house increased.
In a first-ever event, the Louisiana Baptist Convention hosted a Martin Luther King Jr. luncheon to begin the state’s annual evangelism conference. About 100 people – blacks and whites in roughly equal numbers – participated.
Registration opens Feb. 1 for the second annual SBC Student Ministry Survey, designed to be a comprehensive guide for Southern Baptist churches across the nation to garner crucial, fresh information about teens, their families, and youth ministry.
Hindu extremists in India’s Orissa state killed six Christians, burned 400 homes, and destroyed 60 church buildings during the Christmas holy days, according to a report from the All India Christian Council. An estimated 600 Christians took refuge in a church building after extremists tried to attack their village.
Muslims in Germany could become a potential recruitment pool for Islamic terrorists if they are not better integrated into society, according to a recent report by the country’s Ministry of the Interior.
Though college students’ attendance at worship services declines, their interest in spiritual matters grows during their time on campus, a new UCLA study shows.Though college students’ attendance at worship services declines, their interest in spiritual matters grows during their time on campus, a new UCLA study shows.
Lapsed Roman Catholics in Britain are racing to get their children baptized in hopes of landing them a spot in Catholic schools, where too many students are already chasing increasingly fewer slots, according to new research.
It's all Greek to them Study of Scriptures' roots challenges prisoners By Sherri Brown,Communications, GBC Published January 31, 2008
For the last three years, Georgia Baptists have been sending Greek New Testaments and Greek textbooks to Rutledge State Prison in Columbus. The books are used by inmates who want to study Scripture – in its original language.
The Message By Chris Humphries, Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Austell Published January 31, 2008
Gal. 1:6-9, 11-12; 3:1-9
Related Sunday School Lesson, Bible Studies for Life, Feb. 10
The Messenger By Chris Humphries, Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Austell Published January 31, 2008
Luke 10:1-12, 16
Related Sunday School Lesson, Bible Studies for Life, Feb. 17
Recently God allowed me to become the pastor of a great church here in Gainesville. When I asked them about a goal set for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions they said that it had been some time since a goal was set. The treasurer informed me that in the past three years the most the church had given was about $3,000.