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Issue Date: 2012-09-06
Volume: 191
Number: 18


Annual registration for ordained ministers who are not currently serving and full-time evangelists
Lists of ordained ministers who are not serving in the pastorate at the present time and full-time evangelists in fellowship with a church in cooperation with the Georgia Baptist Convention will be published in the 2012 Georgia Baptist Convention Annual Report.
LifeWay awaits study pending Glorieta sale

LifeWay Christian Resources is awaiting results of a theological study of Olivet University before deciding whether to sell LifeWay Glorieta Conference Center to Olivet, even as media outlets debate whether the California-based university has heretical ties.
Small church has big cinematic dreams
Rentz Brotherhood produces first movie

Move over Sherwood Pictures, there's a new cinematic kid on the block.
Calvinism/Arminianism "controversy"

It might be worthwhile for us Baptists who are struggling with the Calvinism/Arminianism "controversy" to take a minute and reflect on the lives of John Wesley and George Whitfield.
Truett-McConnell's World Mission Center named for Scott Harrison

Truett-McConnell College opened its on-campus World Missions Center July 1, 2009, with H. Edward Pruitt as its director. On August 29 the college named the Center for Scott Harrison, a physician who is also the founder of CURE International.
Calvinism the new Mormonism?

John Calvin had ideas, understandings, an approach, interpretations that have evolved into a doctrine.
Staff, strategy changes ahead for TN Baptists
16 full-, part-time staff reductions to generate $1-million in savings

The Tennessee Baptist Convention Executive Board will eliminate up to 16 full- and part-time staff positions over the next several months.
NAMB promotes wives as ministry partners

The more than 2,000 church planters, pastors and ministry leaders attending the Send North America Conference at First Baptist Church here brought with them what is often considered one of their greatest assets in ministry: their wives.
Church planters in Russia prep for '14 Games
Engage Sochi ramps up for winter Olympics

Though the Winter Olympic Games in Russia are still 18 months away, church planters in the host city of Sochi are already hard at work to capitalize on what the "Olympic Spirit" will bring to their city.

Baptist News Summary

Lifetime Service Award
Georgia's Newman named to Land search committee
Ray Newman has been named to a six-member search committee to find a successor to Richard Land as president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.
S.C. state paper editor John Roberts dies at 85
John Roberts, longest-serving editor in the 143-year history of The Baptist Courier in South Carolina, died Aug. 15 at a Greenville retirement community following a brief illness. He was 85.
Rick Warren not hosting presidential forum
Author and pastor Rick Warren has announced he won't be hosting a forum this year with President Obama and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, saying it would be "hypocritical" to host the event in light of the two campaigns' negative tone.
Guidestone asks to change ministry assignment
GuideStone Financial Resources trustees have approved a recommendation to change the Southern Baptist entity's ministry assignment to make its mutual funds available to Southern Baptist and other evangelical church members.
Calvin Miller dies at 75
Seminary professor, theologian and best-selling Christian author Calvin A. Miller died Aug. 19 of complications following open heart surgery. He was 75.
Turner retiring as Arkansas exec
Emil Turner, executive director of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) since 1996, will retire effective February 2013.
Student Life joins LifeWay family
LifeWay Christian Resources and Student Life, Inc., minister to more than 100,000 teenagers each year as two of the largest providers of Christian student conferences. On Aug. 15, Student Life officially became part of the LifeWay family of resources.

People and Places

Ministerial Moves
Poem is penned for 16th anniversary
Bobby Sunderland, SBC evangelism advocate, dies Aug. 27
Sugarloaf International launches in Suwanee

Cooperative Program Stories

Cowboy church ropes them in

When the new church began in LaGrange earlier this year, it was a little hard to recognize. In a town filled with white-columned beautiful buildings, riders on horseback didnít fit the mold.

Bible Study

Right Motives

Matt. 6:1-13, 16-18
Bible Studies for Life, Sept. 16
Keeping Right Relationships

Matthew 7:1-13
Bible Studies for Life, Sept.23


"Since you asked ..."
How long did God create humans to live?
Nietzsche's philosophy won't change me

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), the German philosopher, is considered one of the most important and original thinkers in the history of Western civilization. He grew up as the son of a Lutheran pastor and attended some of the most prestigious schools in Germany.
Segue in the schoolhouse

Unsteady, surely, I was going to fall off a curb and spill my brains on the streets of San Diego. I couldnít even stand up straight on the Segway, wobbling, as my 16-year-old daughter laughed at me.
The Open Door

I want to take the opportunity presented by this article to thank all Georgia Baptists who went to London to minister during the Olympics. Dating back to our involvement in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, Georgia Baptists have played a major role in ministry during Olympic events. The "More than Gold" witnessing tool was developed for the Atlanta Olympics and has been used every Olympics since. God has used this means of witnessing to bring many thousands to faith in Christ over the years.