Ten years ago this week, Christian Index readers gazed on a page 1 photo of the smoldering ruins of the World Trade Center buildings. Much has happened in those intervening years and The Index has strived to keep those subscribers up to date on the lostness of the world.
At 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, Tom Fortner sat down for a quick breakfast. Only five miles from where Fortner blessed his meal, a Boeing 767 commercial airliner navigated by terrorists slammed into the north tower of the World Trade Center.
NAMB reshapes BCNY mission Baptist Convention of New York adjusting to new focus By J. Gerald Harris, Editor Published September 8, 2011
It appears that the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force recommendations adopted by a large percentage of the messengers at the 2010 Convention in Orlando are faithfully being carried out by our agencies.
Former Georgia Baptist pastor Al Gilbert has been named to lead the North American Mission Board's renewed ministry evangelism emphasis. Gilbert, senior pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, NC, will lead the initiative, called "Love Loud."
David B. Barrett, founding editor of the World Christian Encyclopedia, a former research consultant with the then-Foreign Mission Board, and a pioneer advocate for people groups still unreached with the Gospel, died Aug. 4 in Richmond, VA after a brief illness. He was 83.
Imagine India's Yamuna River without the Taj Mahal. Paris without the Eiffel Tower. The loss of the World Trade Center's twin towers left a similarly unimaginable hole in the American landscape and psyche.
The changes in our country brought about after Sept. 11, 2001 were great. That much is obvious, say Georgia Baptist pastors. What might be a little more muddled is the lasting effects from those changes and whether the country is any stronger spiritually ten years later.
Called to serve Small markers led to a big step, says former Marine, soon-to-be deacon By Scott Barkley, Production Editor Published September 8, 2011
Jeff Rawlins, 35, says he didn't see God working in his life at the time. But looking back it becomes clear.
Pam Whitehead believes in the power of prayer. As a member of Mars Hill Baptist Church in Watkinsville and a leader in Woman's Missionary Union in her church, Whitehead has always had a heart for missions.
There are some events of monumental significance that have taken place in the course of my lifetime. I remember where I was and what I was doing when those events occurred.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director GBC Published September 8, 2011
In a National Geographic special aired on Sunday evening, August 28, President George W. Bush remembered the events surrounding September 11, 2001. He made the statement that the enemy did not defeat America.