Amid the arid lands of Afghanistan, where hills and snow-capped mountains surround deserts and poppy fields, a cloud of war hovers over the terrain and all who inhabit it. But there are those who, with the help of WorldCrafts, are finding a measure of hope.
With the United States’ economy projected to worsen in 2009, Woman’s Missionary Union SBC has announced a series of measures to ensure the organization can retain its staff and stay focused on its mission of involving children, youth, and adults in the Great Commission.
National and state Southern Baptist evangelism leaders from across North America met in New Orleans Dec. 2-4 for their annual evangelism winter meeting, which this year was focused on the new “God’s Plan for Sharing” (GPS) denomination-wide evangelism emphasis.
Frank Pollard, longtime preacher on the former “Baptist Hour” radio broadcast and president of Golden Gate Seminary from 1983-86, died Nov. 30 at his home in Anselmo, Calif., in the San Francisco area.
Archaeologists who have analyzed artifacts discovered at Herodium, an ancient Judean palace built by King Herod, are more convinced than ever that the famed monarch was buried high atop the complex outside Jerusalem.
In 2006 officials in the state of Washington refused to permit a private citizen to put up a nativity scene in the state Capitol building next to a menorah (the candelabrum that marks Hanukkah) and a holiday tree approved for display.