Interactive Health Solutions, Inc. (IHS) recently announced that the Georgia Baptist Convention is listed among their 2011 "Healthiest Companies in America." Citing clinical and medical claim data from companies' performance-based employee health programs, IHS presented the awards for the fifth consecutive year.
As a student pastor, father of two teenagers, and former trustee chairman of Truett-McConnell College, I applaud Shorter University President Don Dowless for standing firm in defense of a distinctively Christian worldview at Shorter.
Comments by Richard Land about the Trayvon Martin killing "have angered many and opened wounds from the past," the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission's executive committee said in a statement released April 18.
Members of the Tennessee Baptist Convention’s executive board have approved exploring "options for placing the Baptist Center property in Brentwood on the market and recruiting interested parties to submit proposals on the property."
With the theme "The Story Lives On," the WMU® Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting will be held in La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom at the Ernest Morial Convention Center here June 17-18. The gathering will include worship sessions with missionary testimonies, music led by staff and students of New Orleans Seminary, and theme interpretations by Aaron House and Piercing Word Ministry.
Former Watergate felon turned evangelical leader and Prison Fellowship founder Charles W. "Chuck" Colson, 80, died April 21 in Fairfax, VA. He had suffered an intracerebral hemorrhage in his brain in late March and was hospitalized ever since.
To Freddie Smith, being pastor of Sweat Memorial Baptist Church is not just his profession, but divine calling. It is obvious Smith is a man whose heart God has touched and his relationship with Christ is personal and intimate.
A coalition of Vanderbilt University students, faculty and alumni opposed to the school’s "all-comers" policy has released a six-minute video explaining why they believe the policy defies common sense and discriminates against Christian groups.
If Southern Baptists had an army, Jeanette Coody would be a general. That’s because she has the medals to prove her allegiance with 72 years of perfect Sunday School attendance. Managing Editor Joe Westbury visited in Coody’s home in Valdosta and looked for the secret to her seven-decade commitment.
Tis so sweet By Scott Barkley, Production Editor Published May 3, 2012
For a cookie to become the diet-busting treat it is, ingredients need to come together. Flour, butter, and sugar have their own unique properties, but put in a bowl and mixed together become a new creation.
When pastor Freddy T. Wyatt arrives at his New York City church plant and sits down in his office every day, he looks out the window. There, on the side of the Broadway Plaza Hotel, is a four-story billboard that is home to ads for products like Coca-Cola and Vitamin Water. The Gallery Church has been at the corner of 27th and Broadway for nearly three years and, every few weeks when the advertisement changes, members of the congregation can’t help but notice.
"Ignite Passion!" These two words are the theme for the 2012 Associational Missions Emphasis Week in the Georgia and Southern Baptist conventions. This theme emphasizes the need for a renewed and intensified passion in associations for guiding churches to address lostness in Georgia and throughout the world.
A Legacy of Hope By Kenneth Cloud, director, Bowen Baptist Association Published May 3, 2012
I Samuel 1:10-20; 27 – 2:1; 12:23-24
Bible Studies for Life, May 13
A Legacy of Faith By Kenneth Cloud, director, Bowen Baptist Association Published May 3, 2012
Gen. 22:1-19; 26:1-5
Bible Studies for Life, May 20
As president of our state convention, I've had the privilege of crisscrossing our state and meeting leaders who faithfully serve God each day. What a joy it has been to see God orchestrating a Great Commission movement in the hearts and lives of Georgia Baptists.
Samuel Morse, who was a professor of arts and design at New York University, proved that signals could be transmitted by wire. He used pulses of current to deflect an electromagnet, which moved a marker to produce written codes on a strip of paper. The result was the invention of the Morse code.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director GBC Published May 3, 2012
It must have been crowded in that 10-room house located about two and one-half miles from the center of Atlanta on Peachtree Road. Thirty-two children were crowded into that first Georgia Baptist Children’s Home when it all started back in 1872.