The teacher leans over Edinaldo’s desk, glancing over the boy’s shoulder as he fills in the blanks on his worksheet. The air is thick and stagnant inside the cement schoolhouse, and Edinaldo is the only child still working to complete his coursework before the summer break.
I looked hard at the picture of my youngest daughter, looking for a sign of what happened just seconds after it was taken. All I saw was a smiling 14-year-old, blue eyes flashing, pink cheeks shining, arms around good friends during the school pep rally.
At one point in its 10-year history, Next Level training was the best-kept secret in the Southern Baptist Convention, Bert Ross says. But it’s a secret no longer, judging from positive feedback from SBC churches and Baptist associations across the United States.
More than 1,600 people have indicated online that they prayed to receive Christ for salvation after watching a three-minute video of evangelist Ronnie Hill’s testimony, which starts by recounting his birth to a 17-year-old rape victim who decided against abortion.
Thanks to a huge new atom smasher near Geneva and a bus advertising campaign by atheists in London, a leading bookmaking firm in Britain has shortened odds on the existence of God to 4-1 – subject to proof.
After an election that has disappointed many Christians, a distressed economy, and traditional Christian American values seemingly in decline, we who are called by His Name may be wondering how we can change things.
First, let me say how I thank God for The Index and it’s faithfulness on standing for the Word and really being the “conscious” of our Convention. We are so blessed to have Dr. Harris, Dr. White, and all of the GBC staff.