An unclear understanding of spiritual maturity may be an underlying reason why there is so little progress in seeing people develop spiritually in the United States, despite overwhelming access to churches and unlimited products and resources, The Barna Group says.
King David is mum and pointing at his tongue. He has promised to speak no evil word, writing "I will bridle my mouth, so long as the wicked are in my presence." And "the wicked" are in very corporeal attendance.
On a Monday leading up to the Fourth of July Weekend, Beth McCart found herself in the Bronx, putty knife and can of spackle in hand, as she filled holes in a wall in a clinic that provides mentoring support to children of parents living with HIV/AIDS.
Four members, including a Georgia Baptist pastor, have been added to the Great Commission task force appointed June 24 by Southern Baptist Convention President Johnny Hunt during the SBC annual meeting in Louisville, Ky.
In about three months, several hundred hikers will summit a northern Maine mountain called Katahdin, a 5,000-foot-high peak just south of the Canadian border. Many will have completed an arduous 2,175-mile journey and fulfilled a dream.
While chaotic post-election demonstrations threaten to tarnish the image of Iran and its hard-line Islamic government, Hollywood filmmakers have released a drama they hope will send an opposite message about Islam itself.
The chairman of a task force charged with helping improve Southern Baptists' service to Christ through their Great Commission mandate has asked for 5,000 volunteers who will pray regularly on behalf of the committee.
Almost four years after Hurricane Katrina brought New Orleans to its knees on Aug. 29, 2005, Southern Baptists continue to spend a week or so in the Big Easy, volunteering their time and skills to rebuild or refurbish homes devastated by the deadly storm.
To stem a nationwide shortage of full-time clergy, the Church of Scotland is considering using “virtual ministers” who would preach over a live video link to congregations that do not have a permanent minister.
Five years after France banned Muslim girls from wearing headscarves in public schools, the government has launched a probe into another Muslim garment - all-covering burqas or niqabs - that may lead to a similar injunction in public spaces.
The House of Representatives held a moment of silence Friday morning, July 3, to mark the death of legendary singer Michael Jackson. Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr. stated, "I come to the floor today on behalf of a generation to thank God for letting all of us live in his generation and in his era."
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director GBC Published July 16, 2009
There is nothing quite like hearing a knock at the back door and realizing that the grandchildren are here.