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Issue Date: 2011-09-08
Volume: 190
Number: 18


Missions researcher Barrett dies
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.
9/11 took disaster relief to new level

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.
Georgia pastors: 9/11 brought change, but not enough

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

Jeff Rawlins, 35, says he didn't see God working in his life at the time. But looking back it becomes clear.
Ten years after 9/11
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.
9/11 fueled New York's rise in church planting

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

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.
First Baptist Bremen opens doors to new worship center

In his welcome on the church's website Herman Parker of First Baptist Church Bremen writes, "Our doors and our hearts are always open to you."
Georgia Baptist uses Facebook to start a farm in Haiti

Wearing only an oversized T-shirt, Tiga does not know he is poor. What the child does know is that he is hungry - so very hungry.
Al Gilbert to lead NAMB's 'Love Loud'
Former Georgia pastor named to national post
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."

Georgia Newsbriefs

Resolutions Guidelines for 2011 Georgia Baptist Convention released
The 2011 annual meeting of the Georgia Baptist Convention will be held at North Metro Baptist Church, 1026 Old Peachtree Road in Lawrenceville on Nov. 14-15.

People and Places

Ministerial Moves
Boyles ordained at LaBelle Heights
New deacons

Cooperative Program Stories

Prayer works at Conestoga Mobile Home Park ministry
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.

Bible Study

Find Your Place Of Service

Romans 12:3-15
Bible Studies for Life, Sep 18
Go and Tell

John 1:35-42
Bible Studies for Life, Sep 25


Remembering 9/11 with prayer in God's house

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

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.
Son's divorce difficult for parents to witness

The Clash of Cultures and The Great Commission

I will never forget standing in the Kennesaw Mountain High School cafeteria the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.


Movies should not replace Sunday worship

This is in reference to the Aug. 25 article in your paper titled "Courageous opens Sept. 30."