Angela Abbamonte had only a few seconds to run to cover as an F-4 tornado bore down on the campus of Union University Feb. 5. But as she and 20 fellow students emerged from the rubble of the Dodd dormitory complex into the dark night she quickly saw how fortunate she was to be alive.
Newton Corner Worship Center is the new name for a historic New England building that is home to six different congregations, including people from Arabic, Brazilian, Greek, American, Philippine, and Russian-Jewish backgrounds.
Frank Cox, pastor of North Metro First Baptist Church, will be nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Convention during the SBC’s June 10-11 annual meeting in Indianapolis. He will be nominated by Alabama evangelist Junior Hill.
The Feb. 6 meeting of the trustees of the North American Mission Board ended the way it began, by celebrating how God has used Southern Baptists through giving to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering® for North American Missions.
“You have made my day so special. I will never, ever, ever forget you,” said the small elderly woman emphatically. Confined to a wheelchair and living in a nursing home, “Ruby” pointed directly at each woman surrounding her in a semi-circle and continued, “I love you and you and you …. I love everyone of you, and I will never forget you or this day.”
Southern Baptists’ gifts to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions exceeded the national goal for the second consecutive year, with $59.3 million received, the most ever in the history of the offering.
Officials with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Jan. 3 that the stadium where Shorter College plays its football games will host the 2008 and 2009 NAIA Football National Championships.
J. Michael Williams, assistant executive director and vice president for the Georgia Baptist Convention, reminded state leaders that confidence in leadership comes from confidence in Christ at the sixth annual Legislative Prayer Breakfast Jan. 30.
For the past several decades, we Americans have evinced more than passing curiosity about the religious views of our presidential candidates, and they feel obliged to talk about their faith.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director, GBC Published February 14, 2008
On November 14, 2007, Governor Sonny Perdue conducted a prayer meeting at the State Capitol as he called upon all Georgians to pray for rain. The response of the media and the pooled spiritual disbelief and ignorance of some respondents to newspaper articles and TV news reports was nothing less than astonishing.
Mudslinging! By J. Gerald Harris, Editor Published February 14, 2008
Mudslinging has become as much a part of the American political landscape as shaking hands and kissing babies. In fact, some candidates seem to spend more time telling voters how bad the other candidates are instead of expounding on their own principles and platforms. They only try to convince voters that they aren’t quite as bad as their opponents.
I enjoyed the editorial in this week’s Christian Index and wanted to tell you that you have a reader who has not forgotten the church offering envelopes of my youth. The eighth point of the record system was daily Bible readings.