Each of Georgia Baptists' three educational institutions have undergone a change of administration in the past three years. Each new president is in the process of moving his institution to a more conservative stance that aligns itself more closely with its primary constituency, the churches of the Georgia Baptist Convention who support it with students and financial resources.
Students, faculty, administrators, trustees, delegates from institutions of higher learning and friends of Shorter University gathered in the Winthrop-King Centre on the university campus in Rome on Nov. 11 for the inauguration of Dr. Donald V. Dowless as the 19th president of Shorter University.
How does a church set itself apart from other faith groups who are having trouble connecting with their communities? It looks around at the gifts God has equipped its members with and incorporates those unique talents into an outreach ministry.
Most American Bible readers prefer word-for-word translations of the original Greek and Hebrew over thought-for-thought translations, saying they value accuracy over readability, according to a September LifeWay Research study.
Colquitt County Baptist Association met on Oct. 23-24 to celebrate 100 years of ministry. More than 800 people gathered in the worship center of First Baptist Church of Moultrie on the first night of the event to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the association.
The Occupy Wall Street movement that has impacted multiple cities worldwide and over 100 U.S. cities appears to be somewhat similar to the 1960s counterculture, which represented a major digression in mainstream American society.
Shorter University trustees have approved a suite of faculty and staff guidelines that draws the college closer to a biblical worldview that is also being embraced by Georgia Baptists' two other colleges.
Floyd Woodard was 25 years old when he felt God calling him into a life of ministry nearly six decades ago. Married just five years, Woodard was teaching a Sunday School class when he was approached about becoming a preacher.
An evangelical apologist's characterization of one biblical verse has called into question his entire 700-page book and his belief in the inerrancy of Scripture, with two respected theologians saying the matter demonstrates that it is not sufficient to affirm biblical inerrancy in principle without also affirming it in detail.
Contributions to Southern Baptist national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee in October were 17.27 percent below the same month last year, according to a news release from SBC Executive Committee President and Chief Executive Officer Frank Page.
People do not tend to drift towards evangelism, but instead tend to drift away from it. As a leader, you must continually call your followers back to evangelism. Those are the words of Charles Rossel, the recently retired pastor of the First Baptist Church in Leesburg, FL.
Almost everyone has driven through white-out fog at some point in their life. On especially humid days, fogs can become so dense that drivers commute with hazard lights flashing in order to be seen clearly by other commuters. Indeed, sometimes the fog is so thick the best thing to do is just pull over and wait it out.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director GBC Published November 17, 2011
As this edition of The Index is being distributed at the annual meeting of the Georgia Baptist Convention, it is Tuesday morning, the beginning of a long day of business, worship, praise and vision-casting. I have been so grateful for the outstanding leadership of Dan Spencer, our president.