More than two dozen Southern Baptist missions leaders are making plans for the future of the Acts 1:8 Challenge initiative to mobilize churches to reach their communities, regions, the continent and the world with the Gospel.
John Stott, a major figure in evangelicalism during the 20th century who helped frame the Lausanne Covenant and authored "Basic Christianity" and a series of other popular books, died July 27 at the age of 90.
After seven months of work, the South Carolina Baptist Convention's 35-member Great Commission Resurgence Task Force released its report Aug. 1 with 10 recommendations, proposing among other things, more money to the International Mission Board, a move toward a 50/50 split in Cooperative Program receipts between the state convention and the Southern Baptist Convention, and cuts in various state ministries.
The Deaf should be in the multitude when, as the Book of Revelation depicts it, every language, people, tribe and nation will worship the Lamb around the throne, says Aric Randolph of New Life Deaf Fellowship in Fort Worth, Texas.
Georgia Baptists are an interesting lot, coming from all walks of life to pool their resources for the cause of missions. Index Managing Editor Joe Westbury recently met up with 92-year-old Juanita Land as she was shelling peas for dinner while serving on a mission trip with her church, First Camilla.
Jason Thibeaux said he wasn't really afraid of Muslims. But he definitely didn't love them, either.
Unbreakable TMC runner continues comeback By Scott Barkley, Production Editor Published August 11, 2011
In a couple of weeks Vanessa Hurtado will put on her uniform for the Truett-McConnell College Cross Country Lady Bears. Competitive as athletes are, she'll be running to win but the miracle is she's running at all.
Americans want their presidents to be religious, but many have trouble identifying the faiths of President Obama and leading GOP contenders Mitt Romney and Rep. Michele Bachmann, according to a new poll released July 25.
Athens is best known as the home of the University of Georgia, incorporated by the Georgia General Assembly in January of 1785, and home of the Georgia Bulldogs. However, Athens is also the home of Sarepta Baptist Association, formed in 1799 and one of the oldest associations in the state.
When my son, Art Rainer, began work on the book we co-authored, "Simple Life," he spent a good bit of time in a cemetery.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director GBC Published August 11, 2011
I encountered the young man standing in the lobby of our Georgia Baptist Missions and Ministry Center. He was evidently a technician visiting our building to work on some of the equipment. I found him very transfixed on the Ten Commandments monument in the Old Testament lobby.
On Wednesday evening, June 15, an hour after we had left Cornerstone Baptist Church in Cherry Log, a lighting bolt hit the ground over a buried telephone line and followed it into the building setting it on fire.