John Napier, bobsled pilot on the United States Olympic Team, is a Southern Baptist. He is a growing Christian and was baptized last fall by Pastor Derek Spain in First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, New York.
Contrary to what some are suggesting about Focus on the Family's far-from-controversial Super Bowl ads, the organization's goal from the get-go was not to spark a media storm – and fire up its critics – but simply to draw more attention to its ministry, a spokesperson says.
The shooting deaths of six Coptic Christians in Egypt on Coptic Christmas Eve (Jan. 6) is fueling efforts to publicize and protest what Copts describe as persecution and violence typically met by inaction by the Egyptian government.
Against the backdrop of a land as rugged and wild as it is spiritually lost, the North American Mission Board commissioned 30 new missionaries and chaplains, many of whom will serve Alaska and its northern neighbor, Canada.
Lamenting the dwindling number of Christians in the Middle East, the region's Catholic bishops called for greater religious freedom in Muslim countries, denounced Islamic fundamentalism, and criticized Israel's "occupation" of the Palestinian territories.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director GBC Published February 25, 2010
As I write this article, it is late at night and the conclusion of a wonderful day. Today, we had our Georgia Baptist Health Care Ministry Foundation meeting and the awarding of grant checks at our annual luncheon.