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Issue Date: 2011-08-25
Volume: 190
Number: 17

News

'Courageous' opens Sept. 30
Churches urged to use film in challenging, encouraging fathers

"Courageous," the next film from the makers of "Fireproof," is more than an excuse to eat movie theater popcorn - it is a challenge for both fathers and churches.
Opening my heart to love 'enemies' after 9/11

When I first heard about the death of Osama bin Laden from people at the mosque in my neighborhood, I was in shock. Little did I know we were both living in the same country - Pakistan.
Lostness, need for revival addressed at Generosity Summit

The number of those in Georgia without a relationship with Christ is growing at an alarming rate, and a connection to the need for more generosity in the pew cannot be overlooked.
Churches viewed positively by public, Barna study says
Most Americans believe churches play a positive role in communities, and even atheists and agnostics don't view churches harshly.
Summer Missions 2011
Student Achievement Award Winners 2011
This fall, 26 outstanding college freshmen will receive scholarships through the Georgia Baptist Student Achievement Award program.
Not a doctor, but in need of patience

Serving Christ in the trenches - Summer Missions Summary
Summer missions isn't always about sitting around a campfire singing Kumbaya.
Serving Christ in the trenches
Summer missions

Summer missions conjures up different images for different individuals, such as leading a campfire worship service or teaching Bible stories at a Vacation Bible School. But sometimes the real world breaks into that idyllic setting, along with some lightening bolts and rolling thunder.
Mercy all around at First Baptist Woodstock

Georgia Mission of Mercy (GMOM), a free dental clinic for low or no-income adults, decided to set up camp at First Baptist Church Woodstock on Aug. 12-13.

Baptist News Summary

Living among villagers provides a door to witness
Pastors' Conference offering doubles goal
The offering at the 2011 SBC Pastors' Conference reached nearly $200,000, or twice the announced $100,000 goal, an organizer of the event has announced.
Louisianans send hay to Texas
Donated bales of hay are making their way from southeastern Louisiana to drought-stricken Texas.
NOBTS establishes scholarships for bivo ministers, African-Americans
New Orleans Seminary President Chuck Kelley recently announced two new scholarships - one for bi-vocational ministers and another for African-American students. Money for the scholarships was donated by a Louisiana-based family foundation.
Missouri state convention targets pornography
The Missouri Baptist Convention's Christian Life Commission plans to tackle the problem of pornography through two upcoming workshops.

People and Places

Campbellton Baptist hosting car show to benefit Children's Home
Honors
Ordinations
Ministerial Moves
Obituaries

Cooperative Program Stories

Shorter University: The Dowless Era looks bright for Georgia Baptists

Aaron Werner, dean of the chapel and assistant professor of religion at Shorter University, is on the clock.

Bible Study

Grow in Spiritual Maturity

2 Timothy 3:1-17
Bible Studies for Life, Sep. 11
Connect To CommUnity

I Corinthians 12:12-26
Bible Studies for Life, Sep. 4

Columns

Church planting: driven by theology or anthropology?

Southern Baptists have become advocates of a massive church planting movement. We have been told that new churches grow faster than old churches, that the best way to push back the darkness is to establish new churches.
The Open Door

Last week I had the joy of participating in the President's Generosity Summit banquets held at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Cartersville, Second Baptist Church in Warner Robins, and Morningside Baptist Church in Valdosta.
The barbarians among us

I love the cartoon that shows a hapless customer in a bookstore facing three shelves. One is labeled FICTION. The next is NONFICTION. The third: NOT SURE.
Girl's shyness may be caused by anxiety