Southern Baptist churches are linked together by a common commitment to the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, two missions agencies (IMB and NAMB), six seminaries, colleges and various benevolent and service ministries. But each church is autonomous.
Lucy McTier is one of Georgia's most accomplished and heralded artists. She has more than 350 paintings in public and private collections. One of her most visible paintings portrays President Reagan on horseback and is displayed in the Ronald Reagan library in Simi Valley, CA.
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish newspaper in Brooklyn apologized to the White House and State Department after the paper deleted Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton from a White House photograph of top officials monitoring the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
In 1938 Orson Welles caused mass hysteria with the broadcast of "War of the Worlds." Seabiscuit defeated War Admiral in a match race for the ages. Jimmy Morgan first took his seat leading a men's Bible study at First Baptist Church.
Russ Woody was raised in churches that did not educate him on the Cooperative Program. Today, though, Woody understands the Cooperative Program and how it has enabled him as a pastor and will continue to assist him as he enters the military as a chaplain.
Phil. 4:10-20; 1 Tim. 6:6-12
Bible Studies for Life, Jun 19
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director GBC Published June 2, 2011
April 26 was a gloriously exciting day for Janice, me and all our family. We welcomed the arrival of our ninth grandchild, Ashley Gail Lillard. She is the daughter of Karen and Stephen Lillard, our middle daughter and her husband. She has two brothers, Ryan and Ben, who will be her personal bodyguards for the rest of her life.
A few weeks ago I was given a copy of the 1925 "Southern Baptist Handbook." Since I have a great interest in history and a fascination with Baptist history in particular, I read the book with great interest.
In recent months there has been renewed discussion over what exactly constitutes a Southern Baptist church, and despite suggestions by some to the contrary, this issue is relevant because of its relationship to the increasing discord and waning cooperation we are experiencing within our convention.