Several Baptists from Georgia are among those nominated by the 2012 SBC Committee on Nominations and President Bryant Wright to serve on various boards within the Southern Baptist Convention at the upcoming SBC meeting June 19-20 in New Orleans. Nominees will serve if elected by the messengers.
For the first time, messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting this year can stay up to date with an SBC Annual Meeting smartphone app, which will include more than a dozen features, including maps, alerts, the Book of Reports and the Daily Bulletin.
This is in response to a letter I read denouncing Shorter College for their "weak stance" on alcohol. I would like to reference scripture verses of Matthew 15:3-9 and Colossians 2:16-23, both from the New International Version.
Christian Index editor Gerald Harris interviewed Georgia pastor Bryant Wright of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church and discovered that during his two years as SBC president Wright traveled more than 100,000 miles to 16 states, 10 countries and three continents. In addition to his regular preaching ministry at his Marietta church Wright spoke almost 100 times since his election in Orlando in June of 2010.
President Obama’s re-election campaign has fully embraced his public support of gay "marriage" and seems poised to make it a general election issue – even to the point of ridiculing Mitt Romney’s backing of traditional marriage.
The recommendation of "Great Commission Baptists" as a descriptive name and the prospective election of the first ever African American president are on the horizon for the Southern Baptist Convention’s June 19-20 meeting in New Orleans.
Georgia Baptists should be deliriously delighted and eternally grateful for what is happening at our Georgia Baptist institutions of higher education.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director GBC Published May 17, 2012
If you have been involved in Georgia Baptist life over the past 20 years, you are aware that some of the great challenges we have faced have been with our colleges. For years I have prayed that God would allow Georgia Baptists to have strong Christian schools with a profound commitment to excellence in academic education in a thoroughly Christian environment.
Forty some odd years ago folks my age were in the youth group at our church. We kind of did our own thing. We would have our own mid-week service where we wore blue jeans and shorts, we sat on the floor, we had a garage band playing some variation of the latest CCM hits, we drank Cokes during the service, the speaker was young and cool and wore young, cool clothes and talked about how cool Jesus was and that He is our bud and likes to hang with us.