"I never envisioned myself living in Georgia or becoming pastor of First Baptist Church of Jonesboro. All I could see was the vast need for pastors and church leaders in Canada," proclaimed Mel Blackaby.
Two years after then-SBC President Frank Page issued a challenge to the North American Mission Board's leadership for a national evangelistic initiative, Page is happy with the development so far of GPS, God's Plan for Sharing.
Ruth Smith has rarely met a fruit or vegetable she didn't like. That's good, because studies show that people who eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables daily seem to have half the cancer risk of people who eat only two servings.
Chuck Colson, in his book "The Faith," states that Paul gave an admonition to the Christians in Rome that is the key to the holy life: We are "to offer our bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God" (Rom. 12:1).
Charles Stanley celebrated 40 years as pastor of First Baptist Church Atlanta throughout September. Stanley ranks among only a handful of pastors in the nation to have led a single congregation for a full generation without interruption.
Police in India's Karnataka state, accompanied by 10 Hindu extremists, arrested the Christian operator of a boys' hostel Aug. 28 after the extremists accused him and another Christian of offering food, shelter, education, and future job prospects as an "allurement" to convert to Christianity.
I thoroughly enjoy my role as editor of The Christian Index. The fact that God has opened doors for me to preach on a consistent basis adds to my joy. I feel that I am exactly where God wants me to be at the present time.
I enjoyed reading Joe Westbury's lead article in the Sept. 10 issue of The Index on the topic of healthy eating and living. I was not surprised to read that the Purdue University study found that Baptists were the most obese of any evangelical group.