As gun control takes high priority on Capitol Hill, state legislatures increasingly are allowing concealed guns in our most sacred place, the church, either for personal protection or for worshippers designated as church security personnel.
Facing pressure from its supporters and members, the Boy Scouts executive board announced Feb. 6 it is delaying a decision on lifting its prohibition of gay Scout leaders and members until May, when it will put the matter before its 1,400 voting members.
Churches primarily located in West Metro Association are preparing for Harvest Day services this Sunday, scheduled as predecessors to the GBC Re:Vision Evangelism Conference to be held Feb. 25-26 at First Baptist Douglasville.
In addition to the media hype that typically accompanies the Super Bowl each year, there are the outrageous million-dollar commercials – actually, it cost $4 million for a 30-second ad this year – and bawdy halftime shows that do nothing but denigrate the game and add fuel to the desecration of the Lord's Day.
Numbers of gifted persons and organizations have studied the phenomenon of the church "back door," the metaphorical way we describe people leaving the church. And there will always be the anticipated themes of relocation or personal crises. We should recognize those issues, though we can respond to the latter more than the former.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director GBC Published February 21, 2013
Two years ago, after Janice had heard me say repeatedly, "I surely would enjoy singing with The Sons of Jubal," she said, "Why don’t you stop talking about it and go ahead and join the men. You’ll enjoy it." So, I did.