In one of the North American Mission Board’s largest summer leadership gatherings in its history, 515 Southern Baptist leaders converged in Atlanta July 27-31 and heard NAMB President Geoff Hammond say “this is not your father’s North America anymore.”
Rosemary Baptist Church is representative of hundreds of churches in the Georgia Baptist Convention. For many years the small, rural church had a rich and noble heritage, but a tentative and uncertain future.
One year after winning college football’s highest honor, University of Florida star Tim Tebow was pulled from consideration for Playboy’s pre-season All-American team because the magazine conflicts with his Christian beliefs, a school official confirmed.
A link to the Father By Frank A. Nuckolls, Specialist, Associational Missions Ministries Published August 14, 2008
When I was in elementary school, our teacher would often have students make a paper chain link. In order to make this paper chain link, the teacher would instruct the students to take construction paper, cut it into strips, make a loop out of each paper strip, and connect them. These paper chain links were often the decorations for our class Christmas tree each year.
When most Southern Baptists think of Baptist history in China, they think of Lottie Moon, the beloved missionary to China for whom the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions is named. Lottie Moon arrived in China in 1873, but the history of Baptist missionary work there goes back even further.
As the eyes of the world remain fixed on athletes through August 24 for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, the eyes of many of the state’s Chinese Christians remain firmly fixed on reaching their fellow countrymen who live in the Peach State.
While Anthony Hopkins was leading a revival in a small church on the outskirts of Jackson, Ala., on July 28, his wife’s body was stuffed in a freezer at his house in Mobile, waiting to be discovered by police.
Georgia theaters are now reserving screen time for the fall premier of “Fireproof,” produced by the media arm of Sherwood Baptist Church. The movie’s Hollywood debut will occur Sept. 25 at ArcLight Theater, followed by its national launch the next day.
LifeWay Christian Resources, one of the world’s largest providers of Christian products and services, announced Aug. 1 that it is reducing its workforce by approximately 5 percent and cutting expenses in other parts of its operations.
Jerry Johnson, president of Criswell College in Dallas, resigned Aug. 5 after a controversy went public about the direction of the College and its relationship with First Baptist Church of Dallas, which founded the school and maintains active ties through trustee selection.
There are some hard sayings in the Bible. Most of us who are conservative actually believe more than we obey. For example, it’s really hard to turn the left cheek to the ogre who has just smacked you on the right cheek (Matt. 5:39).
This article is not written to be critical or judgmental, but to humbly deal with a biblical principle. It is not written by a novice, because God has given me the honor of serving Him as one of His God-called and God-gifted evangelists for some 41 consecutive years, conducting crusades across America and in several foreign countries.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director, GBC Published August 14, 2008
Last week the Board of Trustees for Truett-McConnell College offered an invitation to Dr. Emir Caner to become the new president. This is a great decision for the future of Truett-McConnell. Dr. Caner is a truly outstanding man of God, a very fine preacher of the Gospel, an excellent educator, and family man.
I wanted to comment on the coverage of the challenges facing the churches in Clayton County. This is a very good article … the portion on First Baptist Forest Park got my attention because Bro. Reed Crumbliss is a close personal friend who God used to bring me to Christ at the age of 42, nine years ago on Sept. 19.