Salvation once meant belief in a series of doctrines about Christ, but the advance of society has caused it to become a quest for self-fulfillment, John Killinger said June 19 in a workshop at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly in Memphis, Tenn.
The number of people baptized in Southern Baptist churches fell in 2007 for the third year in a row. The 345,941 people baptized last year represented a five percent decline over the number baptized in 2006 and was also the lowest number to be baptized since 1987.
Disaster relief mud-out work inside a flooded home is dirty work. The stench of mold and rotting food can be unbearable. Even so, crews of Southern Baptist men and women are on site following the devastating floods in the Midwest.
When missionaries go to the doctor Cooperative Program gifts keep missionaries healthy while on the field By Don Graham, International Mission Board Published July 3, 2008
Lying in a hospital bed overseas in October – for the second time this year – I wondered what I had done to deserve, first, a bout of food poisoning and, now, an aching appendix.
Everyone has a worldview. A worldview is a set of presuppositions and beliefs that someone uses to interpret and form opinions about his morals, purpose in life, interpretation of truth, view of social issues, etc.
Camp Kaleo campers are used to making friends from distant regions of the state during their week at the central Georgia facility, but this year they are getting to know characters from thousands of miles away.
LifeWay Christian Resources will close its only bookstore in Atlanta July 12. The store was opened in November 2006 to maintain a downtown presence but failed to realize a profit for that location at the revitalized Lindbergh Plaza Shopping Center on Piedmont Road.
Georgia Baptists use a variety of ways to share their faith, and magic and comedy are two of the more innovative approaches that quickly engage audiences of all ages. Two Georgia Baptist illusionists use their skills to weave the message of redemption into their gospel presentations.
Southeastern Seminary ethics professor Daniel Heimbach has withdrawn his membership from the Society of Christian Ethics after the group took a stand in what he calls “honoring sin over Scripture” regarding homosexuality.
After 12 years at WCNC-TV in Charlotte, N.C., Chris Justice left his post as evening news anchor earlier this year in order to devote his attention to pastoring Lee Park Baptist Church in Monroe, a Southern Baptist congregation he helped grow from 50 to more than 500 people while serving as the church’s part-time pastor for two years.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director, GBC Published July 3, 2008
In a recent Baptist Press article, Dr. Jerry Rankin, president of the International Mission Board, reported on the 2007 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions. In case you did not see the article, I want to share some of the highlights.
As a pastor for many years I discovered there were certain things that were extremely difficult to do. It was difficult when I had to tell young women (or men) in the churches I served that I could not perform their wedding if they insisted on marrying an unbeliever (I Cor. 6:14).
Unhealthy lifestyle choices can reduce your quality of life, but they can also drain your bank account. From obvious costs to more subtle ones, the price tag of an unhealthy lifestyle can put your financial well-being at risk.