Fox News analyst Brit Hume, who was both widely praised and criticized for suggesting that golfer Tiger Woods should embrace Christianity to find true "redemption," said he fell victim to widespread media bias against Christianity.
As I travel throughout North America, I am awed by the work God is doing in this vast mission field. He is at work in the hearts of those who know Him and those who have yet to know Him through a relationship with Jesus Christ.
The South is the most religious region, the Northeast and a handful of Western states the least religious, and the rest of the country falls somewhere in between, according to a recently released survey by the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life.
The infamous Roe v. Wade decision handed down by the Supreme Court in January of 1973 clearly devalued human life. Since that atrocious decision more than 50 million babies have been slaughtered in abortion clinics and hospitals across America.
Alexa Dezsofi's eyes raced across the documents and landed on a stunning fact: A man who shares her last name, in all likelihood a distant cousin and the sort of family she'd searched for, had actually survived one of history's most notorious concentration camps, Dachau.
Bring on the Drama Harp's Crossing doubling as a community theater By Scott Barkley, Production Editor Published January 14, 2010
A love for theatrics is highly welcomed at Harp's Crossing Baptist Church.
Jonathan Jordan will join Discipleship Ministries as a consultant on Jan. 4, focusing on adult discipleship, disciple-making strategies, equipping leaders, and small group leadership. His responsibilities will include facilitating and resourcing associational and church leaders in "strategically making disciples and equipping them to be fully-devoted followers of Jesus Christ," said Alan Folsom, who leads the Discipleship Ministries team.
In a Dec. 17 page 1 story on Brewton-Parker College, The Index reported, "The Bachelor of Music degree will be eliminated due to the declining number of students enrolled in that major." However, the chair of the Division of Music begs to differ with that account.
Year-to-date contributions through the Southern Baptist Convention's Cooperative Program are 0.63 percent behind the same time frame at the outset of 2009, according to a news release from SBC Executive Committee President and Chief Executive Officer Morris H. Chapman.
Twelve Russian and Ukrainian church planting strategists and pastors from across the U.S. and Canada, in the first strategy roundtable of its kind at the North American Mission Board, founded a "Slavic Church Planting Network."
Eccl. 2:4-8; 5:10-16
Related Sunday School Lesson, Bible Studies for Life, Jan. 24
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director GBC Published January 14, 2010
Every day we are making memories. This picture reflects a memory made this Christmas, when surrounded by my grandchildren we got covered with dough and flour in the process of making Christmas cookies. There were cookies that looked like Santa, reindeer, Christmas trees, candy canes, and several undetectable blobs of cookie that tasted just fine. Everybody got to decorate their cookies any way they wanted to and take them home to enjoy.
We have heard much about the Emergent Church for almost two decades. Some have looked with favor upon this movement - or "conversation," as its proponents prefer to call it. Others view the Emergent Church with skepticism, if not outright disdain.
This letter is to encourage and remind our Georgia Baptist pastors about some of the tools they have to reach their community for Christ. One ministry tool we have is the Baptism Assistance Project, designed for all churches. As you pray, prepare and go out into your communities, consider and call the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists (COSBE) (770) 709-4657 or go to their website at www.SBCEvangelist.org and click Baptism Assistance on the left side of the screen. It will give you all the information you need to get started.
As an alumnus of Brewton Parker College with two music degrees from that institution and as an associate pastor/minister of music, I must say that I am extremely disheartened by the decision of the college's Board of Trustees and President David Smith to do away with the college's Music Division.
A recent Forum writer asked, "Could there be a correlation between our denominational losses and the stubborn resistance to meaningful change that is so blatantly common among many of our leaders and members?"
My heart is breaking because Brewton-Parker College trustees, in their attempts to keep the college open, are discontinuing many areas of study including the Music Department. Although this has been published on the school's webpage and in the local newspapers, my fear is that many churches that contribute to the Cooperative program have no idea that the school is in such dire straits.