On ABC’s "Extreme Makeover" tummy tucks, liposuctions, and facelifts are commonplace. Occasionally, colleges and universities may undergo dramatic transformations, but few have had the kind of “makeover” Shorter University has experienced in the past 18 months.
This fall, 21 outstanding college freshmen will receive scholarships through the Georgia Baptist Student Achievement Award program. These young men and women were chosen from among 66 nominees and 33 applicants as a result of their scholastic achievement and outstanding involvement in both their churches and communities. The scholarships, amounting to $4,000 each and paid over four years, are funded through the Cooperative Program and provided jointly by Georgia Baptist colleges and the Georgia Baptist Convention.
Losing it First Baptist Washington members join together to drop 2012 pounds in 2012 By Scott Barkley, Production Editor Published August 23, 2012
Plans are coming together for First Baptist Church's annual homecoming celebration, held Oct. 20-21. There will be singing and preaching, fellowshipping and eating, all kicked off with a 5K run on Saturday.
A panel of four Southern Baptist leaders on Aug. 4 talked honestly about the division within the convention over the issue of Calvinism while offering suggestions and maintaining that Southern Baptists should and can unite, despite differences.
Brewton-Parker College and Associational Missions Ministries of the Georgia Baptist Convention have entered into an agreement that will allow bi-vocational pastors to enroll in select off-campus Christian Studies and Ministry courses.
Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee President Frank Page has announced the members of an advisory team who will help him craft a strategic plan to bring together various groups within the convention who hold different opinions on the issue of Calvinism.
They came from all corners of the world for 72 hours, descending on Pinnacle Retreat Center for a few days of rest and relaxation. And then, just as quickly as they arrived, were scattered across the nation like being spun from a whirling centrifuge.
Back to Basics By Stewart Simms, retired pastor, Beech Haven Baptist Church, Athens Published August 23, 2012
Bible Studies for Life, Sept. 2
High Expectations By Stewart Simms, retired pastor, Beech Haven Baptist Church, Athens Published August 23, 2012
Matthew 5:17- 48
Bible Studies for Life, Sept. 9
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director GBC Published August 23, 2012
A few years ago an employee of The Index was having some fun with a picture he took of me skiing down a slope in Canada. It just happened to be prior to a winter Olympics. Under the picture he put a caption something like this, "Dr. White in training for the winter Olympics skiing event."
There is something special, mesmerizing, fascinating, enchanting about the Olympic games. My wife, who is generally less than enthusiastic about athletic events, took an unusual interest in this year's Olympic Games.
Frank Page, president of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, has announced the members of an advisory team assigned with the responsibility of bringing some kind of accord among the various groups in the convention who hold different opinions on the issue of Calvinism.