In a break from earlier years, the National African American Fellowship's annual meeting will take place at a local church rather than the convention center where the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting will be held.
Several leaders and members of Georgia Baptist churches are nominees to serve on the boards of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, International Mission Board, LifeWay Christian Resources, GuideStone Financial Resources, the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, Southern Seminary, and New Orleans Seminary by the 2009 SBC Committee on Nominations.
The Southern Baptist Convention is a ship "adrift" and so low in the water that it "probably" needs to rid itself of some unnecessary "cargo" to "float and be healthy and strong again," SBC president Johnny Hunt said in a May 13 interview with the Florida Baptist Witness.
Casting Crowns, the Atlanta-based Grammy and Dove award winning band, apparently made an excellent impression on North Korea's leadership when they performed for the country's Annual April Spring Friendship Arts Festival in Pyongyang two years ago.
Capping a three-week media and blogosphere firestorm, Donald Trump let Carrie Prejean maintain her role as Miss California USA, saying May 11 the 21-year-old has taken "a tremendous amount of abuse" following her publicly stated opposition to "gay marriage."
Alumni and friends of the Southern Baptist Convention's six seminaries will receive updates about the schools and renew acquaintances with faculty members and classmates during luncheons on Wednesday, June 24, in conjunction with the SBC's annual meeting at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.
It seemed fitting that honoring the National Day of Prayer became the setting for celebrating the displaying of several historical documents - most notably the Ten Commandments - at the White County courthouse May 7.
Georgia Baptist pastors Charlie Bridges of Grove Level Baptist Church in Dalton and Dennis Mitchell of Greenforest Baptist Community Church in Decatur have been tapped by SBC president Johnny Hunt to serve on the Committee on Committees.
The Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Directors of Missions will discuss servant leadership during their June 21-22 meeting in Louisville, Ky. Speakers will include Ken Hemphill, Thom Rainer, and O.S. Hawkins.
In a victory for five Christian parents, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction May 1 preventing a Tennessee school from censoring posters advertising the National Day of Prayer and See You at the Pole events.
Kevin Ezell, senior pastor of Highview Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky., will be nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Pastors' Conference during its June 21-22 meeting in Louisville, Ky., a former conference president, Hayes Wicker, announced May 14.
Southern Baptist ethicist Richard Land, a leading Christian conservative who helped advance the Bush administration's agenda on a range of social issues, said May 4 that the formerly sanctioned practice of waterboarding of suspected terrorists is torture and "violates everything we stand for."
Senior Muslim clerics in India say they may appeal a Supreme Court decision that ruled against a Muslim teenager who wanted to grow a beard even though his Catholic school requires students to be clean-shaven.
400 pancakes. 22 pounds of sausage. 20 dozen eggs. 10 pounds of cheese grits. 18 gallons of orange juice. That's what it takes to feed breakfast to more than 250 students at Telfair County Middle School. Twice a month members of a church in Telfair Association take their turn at feeding an early morning meal to about 80 percent of the students at the school.