It's no surprise to Georgia Baptists that the Peach State's culture has changed radically in the past 50 years. Since the fall of Vietnam and the massive influx of refugees from South Asia, America has, more than ever before, become a nation of immigrants.
San Francisco is a fascinating city known for it's cultural diversity, cable cars, bay bridges, museums, the Tansamerica Pyramid, Alcatraz, Little Italy, Chinatown, Lombard Street, Haight Asbury, and Tony Bennett's "I Left My Heart in San Francisco."
Buried by falling rubble from the World Trade Center towers after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, all that remained of the tiny St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church were some candles, two icons, and a bell clapper.
Lists of ordained ministers who are not serving in the pastorate at the present time and full-time evangelists in fellowship with a church in cooperation with the Georgia Baptist Convention will be published in the 2010 Georgia Baptist Convention Annual Report.
Vance Pitman believes the next Great Awakening in America will rise from the West with church planting at the epicenter of the movement, and he hopes the 2011 SBC Pastors' Conference in Phoenix will serve as a catalyst.
When St. Joseph Abbey decided to open a woodshop on All Saints Day 2007 to sell handcrafted caskets to the public, the hope was that the sales would pay for the medical and educational needs of the abbey's 36 Benedictine monks.
A police officer doing a prowl check outside a business in Spokane Valley, Wash., Aug. 25 shot and killed the owner - a Southern Baptist pastor - who apparently also was checking for suspicious activity.
A political newcomer and former Southern Baptist leader continued to surprise the political world Aug. 24 by winning the runoff in a congressional Republican primary to advance to the general election, where he will be the favorite to win a seat in the U.S. House.
Christian Women's Job Corps of Gaston County in Gastonia, N.C., and Fort Smith Christian Women's Job Corps in Fort Smith, Ark., will be able to expand their ministry and continue to reach out to women in need through awards granted by the Woman's Missionary Union Foundation.
In an apparent criticism of France's mass deportation of Roma (Gypsy) immigrants, Pope Benedict XVI on Aug. 22 urged French-speaking Catholics to "accept legitimate human diversity" and practice "universal fraternity."
Clairmont Baptist Church sits nestled among the trees beside the bustling traffic of Clairmont Road on the outskirts of Atlanta. Just an ordinary Baptist church, one might think, but there is something unique and creative going on at Clairmont that isn't visible at first glance.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director GBC Published September 9, 2010
In a recent staff meeting, I asked our staff to report on their summer activities. They brought outstanding reports of strong growth among the various ministries of our convention. I am going to share some of the remarks with you because I think you will find these reports very encouraging.
In 1992 when I was pastor of Peachtree Corners Baptist Church in Norcross I took a group of our people on a short-term mission trip to the Ukraine in the former Soviet Union. We ministered in the capital city of Kiev and in the town of Jagotin (Yahotyn). It was an incredible experience.