First Baptist Church of Ludowici burned to the ground on October 28, 2001. The devastation wrought by the fire was due to faulty electrical wiring. Since the worship center and the educational building were completely destroyed, the church has been meeting in the fellowship hall, the only building untouched by the fire.
Life in the United States has been significantly different since the infamous attacks of 9/11. New York City is dramatically different from what it was prior to that Tuesday morning when terrorists maliciously flew American airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 into the twin towers of the World Trade Center.
New Orleans Seminary continues to be locked in a quiet but determined battle of wills with denominational leaders about how to tie the 3,700-student school to the Southern Baptist Convention.
Camp Pinnacle By Joe Westbury, Managing Editor Published July 29, 2004
It looked like North Georgia, the heat felt like North Georgia, and the thick, warm mud oozing between fingers of the young girls sure felt like North Georgia.
A trophy of God's grace Georgia Baptist draws from experience to share principles of financial freedom By J. Gerald Harris Published July 29, 2004
Chrstianity is all about God changing lives. In Paul’s second letter to the church in Corinth he wrote: “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (II Corinthians 5:17).
For 25 years, the Macedonian Call Foundation has been providing donated automobiles to international missionary families on stateside assignment, recently reaching the 1,000 vehicle milestone in assisting with immediate transportation needs.
The average combined salary and housing allowance for full-time Southern Baptist pastors is $46,505, according to a national compensation study. That is a jump of 6.7 percent from a similar study conducted two years ago.
The Global Missions Center at New Orleans Seminary recently received a piece of mission history. A friend of the seminary donated a roof tile from a school started in China by Southern Baptist missions pioneer Lottie Moon.
A year of planning and praying by Indiana Southern Baptists combined with volunteer support from across the country resulted in 1,932 professions of faith during Crossover Indiana, an evangelistic blitz accompanying the mid-June Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting held this year in Indianapolis.
GuideStone Financial Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention (formerly the Annuity Board) has joined with Life Line Screening (LLS) to make high-quality screenings conveniently available to Southern Baptists at an affordable rate.
Bringing a clear message from the heart of God is the goal of “A 40 Day Experience: EKG, The Heartbeat of God,” the newest DVD product in the 40 Day Experience resource line of LifeWay Christian Resources.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry said he supports government funding of faith-based initiatives as long as they respect the separation of church and state and do not allow discrimination in hiring.
Regina Hicks keeps two giant blue tote boxes ready at all times. One is filled with roofing tools; the other is filled with work clothes. This summer Hicks and her two teenage daughters loaded a borrowed truck with the plastic totes and headed for not one, but two World Changers projects.
Live Confidently By Jerry Smith, Pastor, First Baptist McDonough Published July 29, 2004
My wife and I celebrated her birthday a few weeks ago in a cabin nestled on the side of a mountain in North Carolina. For one of our “teambuilding” activities, we chose to go whitewater rafting. We had been rafting on several other occasions and on various types of rivers, but never without our two teenagers and pre-adolescent. We chose to go down a river we had paddled before, but this time we used a two-man raft and no guide.
Act Right By Jerry Smith, Pastor, First Baptist McDonough Published July 29, 2004
I had a stepmother who had some very definite guidelines about housekeeping. You had to take your shoes off at the back door or you would ruin the carpet. You could not eat in the den because you might get food on the furniture. Every morning, you had to make up your bed, wipe out the bathtub, and pull the shower curtain closed so mildew wouldn’t grow. As long as my brother, dad, and I followed these guidelines, we were always assured of my stepmother’s blessing.
Years ago Karl Meninger’s book, Whatever Became of Sin? gave written expression to a widespread suspicion that the concept of “sin” was steadily evaporating from everyday life. If the question posed by Meninger’s book was apropos when he wrote it in 1973, it is even more appropriate today.
MARTINEZ (BP) — In Webster’s Dictionary, the word “declension” is described as a falling off towards a worse state; a downward tendency; deterioration; decay. It perfectly depicts what is happening to the United States right before our eyes.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director GBC Published July 29, 2004
In this day as debates rage on about what it means when we speak of marriage and family, I am thankful for the clarity of God’s Word which speaks of marriage by saying, "For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh" (Ephesians 5:31). In a following verse the Bible says, "And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord" (Ephesians 6:4).
As the director of the Hebron Institute of Church growth, I travel around Georgia and the southeast speaking in churches and providing training in church growth principles. For the past two years I, too, have been saying the same thing Jimmy Draper, president of LifeWay Christian Resources has said.