It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas - earlier and earlier every year. The evergreens at Rockefeller Center and the White House were decorated in November, radio stations started playing carols after Halloween, and stores have been promoting Christmas sales for months.
Paul "Chubby" Chubb cranks up the engine of his big Dodge pickup and sets off on his daily rounds, running errands for the Amish, taking them shopping, delivering goods and making friends along the way.
Citing unprecedented economic challenges facing the Executive Committee, Frank Page, president and chief executive officer of the EC since Oct. 1, announced structural and staffing changes on the Executive Committee staff in two memos sent to Executive Committee members on Nov. 17 and Nov. 29.
An advertising campaign designed to help people focus on Christ at Christmas will portray an ultrasound scan of the Son of God in His mother's womb on British billboards in December despite criticism that it promotes an anti-abortion message.
Montana has been home to Lloyd and Brenda Crabtree for almost 30 months. The couple has been a part of the Mission Service Corps of the North American Mission Board. In the summer of 2007 they were a part of a mission team from Norcross' Peachtree Corners Baptist Church to assist Canyon Baptist Church here with Vacation Bible School.
Getting the Word out Morgan County youth group enters the publishing world By Scott Barkley, Production Editor Published December 16, 2010
Locals expect the assumption, so are ready with a clarification. When citizens of this rural community tell people where they're from, an almost instant follow-up comes: "No, not that part of Atlanta where all the celebrities live."
Truett-McConnell College is growing at a record pace. TMC president Emir Caner reported, "The headcount is up 45 percent this year over last year and the FTE (full time equivalency) is up by 38 percent."
The Southern Poverty Law Center is adding the Family Research Council and four other conservative religious organizations to its list of hate groups because of "falsehoods" in their anti-gay statements.
On campuses across the nation, religion is becoming a popular subject of study, The Buffalo News in New York said, citing several local colleges that have expanded their courses in response to increased interest in the topic.
What goes around comes around By J. Michael Williams, State Missionary, Vice President for Operations/Assistant Executive Director Published December 16, 2010
The following conversation took place in November of 1925 between two good friends, James Love, then president of the Foreign (now International) Mission Board, and W.H. Baylor, general secretary of the Baptist Convention of Maryland:
Go and Tell By Terry L. Braswell, Jr. Published December 16, 2010
There are several ways to make sure your Christian witness continues after you have gone to heaven.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director GBC Published December 16, 2010
Christmas is full of transitions. In this season of the year, Janice and I often think about the days when our three daughters were young and at home. Those were very special Christmases at our house. I would not have an artificial tree in the house. In fact, I would go out to the Christmas tree lots looking for the largest natural tree I could find.