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Issue Date: 2010-03-25
Volume: 189
Number: 6

News

Gramling to be nominated president for SBC Pastors' Conference

Troy Gramling, lead pastor of Flamingo Road Church in Cooper City, will be nominated president of the Southern Baptist Pastors' Conference during its June meeting in Orlando, John Cross, pastor of South Biscayne Church in North Port, announced March 18.
Executive Committee urges GCR Task Force to preserve Cooperative Program identity

The Executive Committee of the Georgia Baptist Convention approved has a motion to fully endorse the Cooperative Program as "the historical and proven method of missions support" for the Southern Baptist Convention.
Looking for a brighter tomorrow

In Psalm 127 David compares children to "arrows." An arrow is not like a mere stick.
Annual Church Profile: A 'before' and 'after' look at the Task Force recommendation

Shown above are the current and proposed Missions Giving categories as reflected on the Annual Church Profile. There are two primary changes, both in nomenclature and in what gifts will be allowed to be counted.
Rankin questions Chapman's commitment to Great Commission
In an undated blog, Jerry Rankin, president of the International Mission Board, said Morris H. Chapman, president of the Executive Committee, does not believe the Great Commission is the purpose of the SBC.
The impossible happening at First Baptist Colquitt

If you were compelled to choose a place that typified unwavering tradition and southern charm you might zero in on Georgia's Miller County and then narrow your selection to the county seat of Colquitt.
GCR terminology a balm for preceived injury

The irony of life in the Southern Baptist corral is that for most of the past 30 years Southern Baptists have elected to national leadership men who did not demonstrate deep-seated, heartfelt, convictional support of the Southern Baptist Convention..
TalkSBC launches social network platform

Joel Southerland, pastor of Liberty Baptist Church in Dalton, has developed a social networking plan to help Baptists communicate their thoughts on the changes being proposed by the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force.

People and Places

Obituaries
Honors
Ordinations

Cooperative Program Stories

Volunteer Missions: an example of cooperation

Mike Gravette is Georgia Baptists' state missionary who develops ministry opportunities for all Georgia Baptists to become mission partners throughout Georgia, North America, and around the world.

Bible Study

When Easter Becomes Just Another Holiday

I Corinthians 15
Related Sunday School Lesson, Bible Studies for Life, Apr 4
The Right Stuff

2 Cor. 2:14 3:5; 3:18 4:18
Related Sunday School Lesson, Bible Studies for Life, Apr 11

Columns

The Open Door

A little over a week ago I had the privilege of speaking at the 40th anniversary of GBAMA.
Parent-child separation can be devastating for family

Will cronyism replace meritocracy?

I want to begin this editorial with a definition of terms. First, "cronyism" is defined as "a partiality to long-standing friends, especially by appointing them to positions of authority, regardless of their qualifications."
Let's reach 10,000 students in 2010

Remember 1972?

Letters

More funds for IMB

I was heartbroken to hear the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force report.