The baptism of more than 120 Christian believers marked the dedication of a new Baptismal Center along the Jordan River in the region where most Christian scholars believe Jesus was baptized more than 2,000 years ago.
President Obama's proposed 2010 federal budget contains a 7 percent cut in charitable tax deductions for the nation's wealthiest taxpayers. Some religious groups are asking how that will affect their bottom line.
The Presbyterian Church (USA) and Evangelical Lutheran Church in America both have slashed their 2009 budgets, cutting programs and laying off scores of personnel as denominations continue to suffer from the recession.
The vast majority of parents hope their children grow up to live good lives but, for many, parental success does not include faith in God - even among parents who are evangelical Christians, according to a new study from LifeWay Research, the research arm of LifeWay Christian Resources.
After a pro-gay group charged into an evangelical church shouting "Jesus was a homo," and "It's OK to be gay," more than two dozen Michigan lawmakers want to hike penalties for disrupting religious services.
Few people could have a richer spiritual heritage than David McKinley, the pastor of Warren Baptist Church in Augusta. McKinley grew up in Memphis and proudly identifies himself as a product of Bellevue Baptist Church.
As many as 13 humanitarian aid groups are being expelled from Sudan after the International Criminal Court in The Hague issued an arrest warrant March 4 for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity in western Sudanís Darfur region.
Last summer Michael Williams, vice president for operations for the Georgia Baptist Convention, and I hosted 46 individuals on a trip to Israel. Among those traveling with us was Ashley Evans of Florida, who was accompanied by her father, Tom, a member of First Baptist Church of Ellijay.
The former concert master and principal violinist with the El Salvador National Orchestra and two other musicians from the Central American country were the featured speakers at the Missouri Baptist Convention's Instrumental Workshop Feb. 27-28.
As a growing minority within the Southern Baptist Convention, African American Southern Baptists are needed to play pivotal roles in reaching the world with the gospel, says David Cornelius, African American missional church strategist for the International Mission Board.
Several Illinois Baptist churches and associations regularly send mission teams to work in Mexico each summer. This summer, however, a number of mission trips have been cancelled or changed due to rising violence from drug cartels and gangs on the Mexican side of the border.
I have attended a lot of funerals in my lifetime. I have been a pallbearer on a few occasions. I have preached hundreds of funerals across almost 50 years of ministry, including the funeral of one on my grandmothers and funerals for my mom, dad, and sister.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director GBC Published April 9, 2009
In his book, "The Body: Being Light in Darkness," Charles Colson, with Ellen Santilli Vaughn, tells the story of Nowa Huta, or "New Town," a community in Poland that was originally designed to be a center for the workers who would make up the backbone of the new Poland.