Last month Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California hosted its sixth annual Purpose-Driven Church Conference. At the conference 79 churches from 20 nations received Church Health Awards and 18 of those churches are affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention.
While much is being said of how former President Ronald Reagan was an eternal optimist who believed America’s best days were ahead, several Southern Baptist leaders have noted his outlook was closely linked to his stated faith in God.
CLEVELAND (RNS) A coalition of religious liberals – many of whom were active in the civil rights and anti-war movements of the 1960s – met May 16 in Cleveland at the first national conference of the Clergy Leadership Network for National Leadership Change.
Bishop T.D. Jakes, founder and senior pastor of the 28,000-member non-denominational Dallas church The Potter’s House, estimates Mega Fest, scheduled for June 23-26 in Atlanta, could draw upwards of 150,000 attendees.
Mike Gibbs remembers the exact hour that his church began to grow.
Spiritual Gifts By Allan Lockerman, Pastor, First Baptist Elberton Published June 17, 2004
I suppose every parent has had a similar experience. You have spent an enormous amount of time, energy, and perhaps money on a gift for a child only to have the child not fully appreciate the gift. One cannot help but be a little disappointed when the box the gift comes in fascinates the child more than the gift itself.
The book of Lamentations contains five melancholy poems written by Jeremiah. In each poem, the weeping prophet laments the destruction of Jerusalem and the decimation of the Temple by the invading Babylonians. The book is written in “limping meter,” which is a cadence used in funeral dirges.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director, GBC Published June 17, 2004
Paul Kummer, a minister in Destin, Florida wrote an article for the Walton Sun newspaper titled, “One Person Who Never Broke A Promise.” It was impossible to miss that this was a proud dad who was writing about his very bright four-year-old daughter whose name is Hosanna.
Ronald Reagan was a man of indomitable courage, profound convictions, unflappable optimism and personal charisma. He stood like a giant sequoia on the American landscape, but Alzheimer’s disease, a foe he could not defeat, ultimately took his life on June 5.
It was 3 a.m. Although the sun’s rays had retreated hours before, its hot breath refused to dissipate from the steppes of Kuwait’s Ad Dibdibah plain. Airborne sandy powder hung above us and dimmed lights as if in a London fog.
SIR: I recently discovered that more than one Baptist church in our area, which are members of the Southern Baptist Convention, have women as associate pastors as well as serving as deacons. While I have nothing against women being in leadership position, I do not understand how the Southern Baptist Convention can condone having women as pastors or deacons of the local body when it is strictly forbidden by Scripture.
SIR: In May 2003 Mike Minnix, vice president for evangelism for out state convention, conducted a S.A.V.E.D. seminar for us at New Hope Baptist Church. This was the beginning of preparation for revival beginning March 28 of this year. After the seminar we began to implement what we had learned about prayer and evangelism. We used Sharing Jesus Without Fear to teach our church members to share their faith.
A reader who just glanced at your headline to Dr. Dobson’s May 20 column and saw its emotionally charged adjectives – “nagging wife and overworked husband equal troubled marriage” – would get an erroneous impression of the tone and content of Dr. Dobson’s statement about the greatest threat to today’s families.