The Christian Index published an article entitled “Temples in, churches out?” in the Nov. 8, 2007 issue. The article detailed the decline, departure, and death of more than four dozen Georgia Baptist churches inside the I-285 Perimeter since 1980.
Candidates for the White House and other offices should be free to say how their religious beliefs impact them but should not be expected to explain the specifics of their faith, Southern Baptist church-state specialist Richard Land said at a forum on religion in the 2008 election.
The Urban Atlanta Impact Initiative, a consortium to increase church planting, evangelism, and leadership development inside the I-285 Perimeter, is sponsoring a series of one- and two-day tours in the coming weeks.
I believe a prayer conference is needed for many reasons. One reason is to seek spiritual renewal in the Church. Churches needing spiritual renewal will not be renewed without prayer. I want to identify seven realities that are breaking our connection (prayer) with God and preventing spiritual renewal in the Church:
As the tomb of the first pope and the principal church of most of his 264 successors, St. Peter’s Basilica is Roman Catholicism’s greatest shrine. It’s also a treasure trove of artistic riches, with works by such artists as Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bernini.
As church planting missionary at Brookhaven Baptist, Mark Taylor’s ministry area will be Cosmos – young cosmopolitans – who are quickly moving into the community undergoing gentrification. Taylor and his wife, Ashley, relocated from Louisville, Ky.
The North American Mission Board has unveiled a national evangelism initiative called God’s Plan for Sharing (GPS). The goal is to fulfill the Great Commission in North America by 2020. The point man for this continental GPS is Ken Weathersby, senior strategist for evangelism at the Alpharetta-based agency.
Despite controversy earlier this year, thousands of Bibles and gospel booklets will be distributed to athletes and visitors at this summer’s Olympic Games in Beijing – with the approval of the Chinese government.
At work on Sundays Churches see the benefits of evangelism, outreach emphasis By Sherri Brown, GBC Communications Published July 17, 2008
In the last census, there was barely more than a thousand people living in Maysville. But in this town with no red light, about 700 people worship at Maysville Church every Sunday morning – that’s about 200 more than last year.
Just How Heavenly is Heaven? By John Tarwater, Former assistant professor of Christian Studies, Truett-McConnell College Published July 17, 2008
Rev. 21:1-5, 22-27; 22:1-5
Related Sunday School Lesson Bible Studies for Life, July 27
A Focused Life By David Owen, Pastor, Piney Grove Baptist Church, Acworth Published July 17, 2008
Heb. 1:1-6, 10-14; 2:1-4
Related Sunday School Lesson Bible Studies for Life, Aug. 3
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director, GBC Published July 17, 2008
Recently I had the joy of representing Georgia Baptists at the Canadian National Baptist Convention meeting at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
There are no finer Christian people in the known world than Cliff and Betty Tyler. I had the privilege of being their pastor at Eastside Baptist Church in Marietta for over nine years. Cliff is on The Christian Index Board of Directors and has served as chairman of the board. He has been a faithful prayer partner for years.
In July 2005 Georgia legislators passed a law that allowed couples seeking marriage to receive six hours of appropriate marriage counseling from their pastor or other qualified counselor and be exempt from paying for their license. With divorce now reaching over 50% of all marriages this is a good incentive.
Me thinks John Killinger (“CBF presenter questions Christ’s diety,” July 3, Index) is more interested in selling his books than in obedience to the Christ, whose divine status he puts in serious doubt.
I am a full-fledged Southern Baptist and have been since I was in RAs as a young boy. I have read your publication with interest for years. It is evident that you have (and are zealous about promoting) proper pride in what we as Southern Baptists believe, do, and are all about.