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Issue Date: 2012-05-31
Volume: 191
Number: 11


"Today's Russia is too busy to hear the Gospel"

Anatoli Korabel has seen a lot of history in his 54 years.
Longtime members of Campers on Mission retire
Passages held over to June 30th

Passages, an interactive Bible museum featuring the Green Collection, is being held over until June 30 in Atlanta. Since last November more than 20,000 people have visited the incredible display of rare and ancient Bibles, manuscripts, scrolls and artifacts at the Passages location on 1201 Hammond Drive near Perimeter Mall.
Ezell introduces missionary development plan

Having enough missionaries to support the Southern Baptist effort to impact lostness in North America will require intentional missionary development.
Harrow's notable men: Churchill, Bannister and Baxter

Paul Baxter, pastor of LaGrange's First Baptist Church on the Square, was born in the London borough of Harrow, England on the northwestern side of the metropolis. Harrow is known for its independent boarding school for boys, which is the second most prestigious such school in Great Britain after Eton.
Being social
Needs are great in St. Petersburg, Moscow
How to volunteer, who to call

Tennessee may be called the Volunteer State, but Georgia has no shortage of laity who are willing to volunteer their God-given talents to bring others to faith. The ongoing Georgia Baptist partnership with St. Petersburg and Moscow is highly dependent on such individuals for it to be a success.
Radio with a purpose
What do Mike Huckabee, Mac Powell, Louis Gossett, Jr., the Katinas, Larry the Cucumber, and Dr. J. Robert White have in common?
NAMB trustees strengthen church planter guidelines
Executive controls also relaxed on president, affirming trust in his leadership

North American Mission Board trustees adopted a formal “network guidelines” document at their May 16 meeting that codifies what it expects of church planters and their relationships with church planting networks.
Georgia evangelist redirects focus to the family

Bart Ponders has always had a special place in his heart for preaching the Gospel to youth. He was led to Christ by a youth minister. He’s the father of two young children that have accepted salvation in Jesus.
NAMB to link churches & mission field

Dean Sisk is bringing four men to Georgia in July from Belle Aire Baptist Church hoping they gain new vision and new connections for expanding their reach.
Hankins to present resolution on "sinner's prayer"
Mississippi pastor to bring up issue at SBC annual meeting

Eric Hankins, pastor of First Baptist Church in Oxford, MS, has submitted a resolution on the “Sinner’s Prayer” to the Resolutions Committee for consideration at the Southern Baptist Convention meeting in New Orleans, June 19-20.

People and Places


Ministerial Moves

Ministerial Moves

Bible Study

Do you honor your commitments?

Malachi 2:1-16
Bible Studies for Life, June 10
How do you treat God?

Malachi 2:17-3:12
Bible Studies for Life, June 17


"Since you asked..."

What does the Bible really say about homosexuality?
Activist judges, living documents and evolving convictions

With Federal Judges and Supreme Court Justices being accused of legislating from the bench, debates about the reliability and authority of the United States Constitution have emerged.
A debt-free degree

Just a few years ago, I sat in the University of Georgia football stadium as my son Todd walked across the stage to receive his college degree. As the ceremony ended with the traditional toss of the graduation caps, my wife Anne and I also were celebrating that Todd was beginning his new life with no student loan debt.
The Open Door

Summertime brings many activities and projects. You may be assembling playground equipment for your children or grandchildren, or any one of a myriad of projects for someone else or for yourself. I have a difficult time with the instructions on so many of the products that need assembly. Connect “A” to “B” and twist tightly into “C,” just does not always come across as clear to me.