Tim Dowdy an Ironman honoring SBC's Ironmen By J. Gerald Harris, Editor Published November 1, 2012
Although he wouldn't call it a sacrifice, Tim Dowdy, senior pastor of Eagles Landing First Baptist Church, is making some significant sacrifices to highlight the ministries of Southern Baptists' bi-vocational pastors. In fact, he is preparing to engage in a grueling endurance race to spotlight these men who he calls "Ironmen."
Both pastors and the laity are generous in their praise of The Church Renewal Journey. The Journey is a series of lay-led, revival-type weekends that take the church on a biblically-based, spiritual journey to ignite a revitalized passion and purpose on the part of the membership.
San Francisco is a beautiful city of neighborhoods, each distinctive and unique in its own right, located on a hilly peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. A Spanish presidio and mission were founded there in the same year the American colonies established their independence.
LifeWay Christian Resources has "decided not to go forward" with the sale of its Glorieta, NM conference center to Olivet University, a San Francisco-based school which found itself in media crosshairs after the possible sale became public in July.
Just over 70 percent of churches are plateaued or declining in membership in the Southern Baptist Convention, according to North American Mission Board statistics. In response, NAMB – working with state conventions – is launching a series of Send North America Church Growth and Revitalization Conferences in 2012 and 2013.
A federal appeals court should endorse a permanent block on New York City's prohibition of religious worship in public schools because the policy violates the First Amendment, the Southern Baptist Convention’s religious liberty entity and others have said in a legal brief.
In the mountains of Ecuador, Scott Tye's small office serves as more than just a satellite for his business, which is based in Allen, TX. And it does more than provide an income for eight of his employees.
I hope you will vote on Tuesday, Nov. 6. I believe that each one of us should exercise our right to vote and base our vote on biblical values. However, as America drifts farther and farther away from its spiritual moorings, discerning the values of the presidential candidates becomes more challenging with each election year.
What happens to those who die without having heard the Gospel?
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director GBC Published November 1, 2012
In the Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 edition of USA TODAY, in an article titled, "Christianity Isn't Dying," Ed Stetzer, president of LifeWay Research, addressed reports that state the church in America is in decline and the number of Christians is waning. Stetzer makes some excellent points that bear repeating, just in case you didn’t happen to see the article, I would like to mention some of his points.
We were sitting in our family room doing our usual Sunday night thing. The kids were dressed in their pajamas but, of course, prolonging the trip to bed. Our two youngest and I snuggled together in our big red chair. My husband Shep and our oldest daughter, Caroline, were snuggling on the floor.