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Issue Date: 2012-06-14
Volume: 191
Number: 12

News

NAMB a finalist to receive D.L. Moody property

The North American Mission Board has been named one of two finalists in a bid to receive a 217-acre Massachusetts private school campus built by evangelist D.L. Moody in 1879.
Up close with Danny Akin

How are things going at Southeastern Seminary?
George Eager and The Mailbox Club

The Mailbox Club, a global ministry based in Valdosta, is making a tremendous impact upon the lives of people around the world. This Bible-based operation is fully engaged in reaching the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ with an exciting through-the-mail or online Bible correspondence ministry for all ages.
Shorter enters rebuilding mode as faculty leave
36 faculty leave but university is hiring

Shorter University has entered the faculty rebuilding phase as 36 of slightly more than 100 teaching staff have resigned rather than sign a new lifestyle statement. But President Don Dowless affirms the new direction that aligns the university closer to a biblical worldview.
Tenn. Baptists approve sale of property

The Executive Board of the Tennessee Baptist Convention voted unanimously to accept a $9 million offer for the convention's office space in Brentwood, TN, during a special called meeting May 17.
Statement on Calvinism draws approval, criticism

A group of current and former Southern Baptist leaders has signed a statement affirming what they call the "traditional Southern Baptist" understanding of the doctrine of salvation, with the goal of drawing a distinction with the beliefs of "New Calvinism."
TMC issues statement on salvation debate

Truett-McConnell vice presidents have weighed in on the Southern Baptist Convention’s growing debate on salvation by issuing their own 1,400-word treatise.
GBC ethnic churches: mission fields and missionaries

According to a recent study titled "Mission Georgia 2020: Advancing Georgia Baptists Toward 2020," Georgia's population will "undergo a radical shift in ethnicity, making Georgia a center for multi-cultural diversity." This shift is already evident in Georgia as new ethnic groups are emerging and becoming a part of the greater Georgia Baptist family.
GBC president comments on Calvinism discussion

One of my public commitments as president of the Georgia Baptist Convention is to foster a spirit of unity and cooperation among pastors and churches. The ongoing debate about so-called Calvinism within Southern Baptist life reveals heartfelt beliefs and deep passionate convictions, but may we all remember to conduct ourselves with lowliness and gentleness, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (Eph 4:3).
Large group with Georgia connections among Southeastern Seminary grads
A graduating class of 200 included many Georgia Baptists May 18 at commencement services held for Southeastern Seminary.
Eric Hankins to be SBC 2nd VP nominee
Mississippi pastor Eric Hankins will be nominated for second vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention by North Carolina pastor Clint Pressley during the SBC's June 19-20 annual meeting in New Orleans.
Land receives strong reprimand for Martin comments
Radio program also terminated
Two reprimands and the termination of his weekly call-in radio show have been issued to Richard Land by the trustee executive committee of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.

Georgia Newsbriefs

Barnett, Cloud on Credentials Committee
Georgia Baptists Kenneth Cloud and George Barnett were recently named by SBC President Bryant Wright to serve on the Credentials Committee for the June 18-19 SBC annual meeting.
Fillingim, Rush will join Tellers Committee
Noonday Baptist Association director Larry Fillingim and Monroe pastor Tom Rush have been named to the SBC Tellers Committee, meeting during the SBC annual meeting in New Orleans.

People and Places

Ministerial Moves
Doctoral grads walk at New Orleans
Three students with ties to Georgia received doctorates from New Orleans Seminary May 12.
Hamrick honored for years of ministry

New Orleans has seven Masters graduates with Georgia ties
Commencement services held May 12 at New Orleans Seminary's Leavell Chapel included several participants with ties to the Peach State.
Deaths
GBC's Jones earns doctorate from Southern
Honors
Ordinations
Revival reports

Cooperative Program Stories

GBC ethnic churches: mission fields and missionaries

According to a recent study titled "Mission Georgia 2020: Advancing Georgia Baptists Toward 2020," Georgia's population will "undergo a radical shift in ethnicity, making Georgia a center for multi-cultural diversity." This shift is already evident in Georgia as new ethnic groups are emerging and becoming a part of the greater Georgia Baptist family.

Bible Study

Free

John 16:5-15
Bible Studies for Life, July 1
What is Your Decision?

Malachi 3:13-4:6
Bible Studies for Life, June 24

Columns

Being Christlike in the Crescent City

Don Magee, associate vice president for finance of the SBC Executive Committee, recently estimated that 8,000 messengers are expected for this year’s convention in New Orleans. Last year there were only 4,852 messengers that converged upon Phoenix for the 2011 Convention.
"Since you asked..."
Are we to join the president in endorsing marriage between homosexuals?
The Open Door

Darrell Huckaby is a syndicated writer and teacher in Rockdale County, Georgia. The following article written by Darrell appeared in several newspapers around the state. I first read his article in the "Gwinnett Daily Post."
History has proven it's not with the gamble

"Should Georgia have casino gambling with funds going to education?" That question will appear on the ballot for the Republican Primary on July 31.