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Issue Date: 2012-01-12
Volume: 191
Number: 1

News

Churches, association offering ESL workshops

Georgia Baptists who want to be involved in Acts 1:8 outreach will have three opportunities for international missions ministry without leaving the state.
Winning France through building relationships

To Patrick Deneut, ministering in the south of France is not unlike serving in New England.
Sharing coffee, conversation ... and Christ

Kimberly and Hillary leave their apartment, walk a few blocks to a subway and then emerge a few miles away. They walk down a half-dozen blocks and enter a storefront where others begin to gather for an evening of playing board games.
CP gains ground, yet 7% below last year's pace
Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee are 7.01 percent below the same time frame last year, according to SBC Executive Committee President and Chief Executive Officer Frank Page.
BCM: missions personified
Hillary Smit from Albany and Kimberly Prescott from Wrens are representative of hundreds of other Georgia Baptist collegians who become the face of Christianity for those they meet during their missions experiences.
Joy Goff: one of God's cherubs on earth

The day, January 22, is approaching when America acknowledges the Supreme Court's 1973 controversial landmark Roe v. Wade decision to legalize abortion on demand in the United States.
Rebuilding Shiloh's foundation

The old building on the patch of land where Shiloh Church Road and Penfield Road meet had surely seen better days, thought Pastor Norman Waldrip as he stood in the dusty parking lot last March.

People and Places

Building named in honor of long-term Disaster Relief leaders
Obituaries
Ministerial Moves
Being Social

Cooperative Program Stories

Missions in Action

Bible Study

Giving in a Greedy Culture

Dt. 15:7-11; 24:10-15, 17-18
Bible Studies for Life, Jan 29
Loving in a Divided Culture

Acts 10:1-48
Bible Studies for Life, Jan 22

Columns

Index introduces new apologetics column

The Christian Index is beginning a new feature this issue - a column on Christian apologetics.
The Open Door

The December 28th edition of USA TODAY, Section D, carried an article by Craig Wilson titled: "The future ain't what it used to be...or is it?" I found his remarks thought-provoking as we enter a brand new year. Here is what he said,
A note to our readers
The Focus on the Family column, which has been a regular fixture in this space for many years, is being replaced with a new column on apologetics
"Since you asked ..."

Is the earth immovably set on pillars or hanging on nothing?

Georgia Voices

Revival preparation
A large church in Florida invited me to preach a revival. The pastor said, "For the last revival I did a great deal of preparing. For this revival I decided to do no preparing. I wanted to compare the difference."