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Issue Date: 2013-04-18
Volume: 192
Number: 8


Strength in the storm
Eastman family assists families of children with extended illnesses

The trains pass often through Eastman. Slow and steady, they proceed patiently, flowing parallel with Main Street in delivering cargo to its destination. They can be an inconvenience for drivers wanting to cross from one side of town to the other, but thereís a consistency that can be appreciated.
Former seminary president Duke McCall dies
Duke Kimbrough McCall, a Southern Baptist statesman and former president of Southern Seminary here, died April 2 near his home in Delray Beach, FL, from congestive heart failure and respiratory distress. He was 98.
Eldridge Lyons Ė 55 years of ministry and counting

Revivalist Vance Havner once said, "We will not know who the big preachers are until we get to heaven." Eldridge Lyons has never pastored a megachurch, but he has faithfully and consistently served the Lord for more than 55 years and continues to provide quality leadership for Francis Lake Baptist Church near the Florida state line.
Signs open doors to witness at Georgia Southern
BCM gives students creative opportunity to share their faith

College sophomore Shannon Kahn would like to be more intentional in sharing her faith, but she admits it just doesnít come natural.
Composer, hymn writer Buryl Red dies

Prolific Baptist composer and hymn writer Buryl Red died April 1 at the age of 76.
The servant of historic churches

It is doubtless that any Georgia Baptist minister has served as the pastor of more historical churches in the state than John King.
John 3:16 Conference addresses Calvinism
National gathering held at North Metro Church

While stressing that the discussion between Calvinists and non-Calvinists in the Southern Baptist Convention is a family matter, speakers at the 2013 John 3:16 Conference outlined the differences between the two views and what they believe to be the issues hindering unity among Southern Baptists.
A Georgia Baptist reflects on Buryl Red's ministry
Georgia Baptist state missionary Jon Duncan, who oversees the conventionís Music and Worship Ministries, reflects on the influence of Buryl Redís music on his life.
Georgia Baptists speak out to end slavery

Georgia Baptists joined others across social media April 9 by sharing videos and posts in addition to putting a red X on their hand to raise awareness of modern-day slavery.
Rick & Kay Warren grieve son's suicide

The suicide of Matthew Warren continues to reverberate not only in Christian circles but the culture which his parents, Rick and Kay Warren, have sought to impact since the founding of Saddleback Church in 1980.
Born for this: autistic child becomes missionary to Japan

Steven Kunkel's nickname appears at the top of his Facebook page:
Who is guilty of Adamís sin?

I was in preschool when Dr. Vines and other SBC pastors led the Conservative Resurgence. By Godís grace and through their efforts, my generation--and subsequent generations--have grown up in Southern Baptist churches with this firm commitment: The Bible is the inspired, inerrant, infallible Word of God. On behalf of those generations who are beneficiaries of Godís grace to His churches through your efforts, I thank God for you.

People and Places

Ministerial Moves
Longtime Georgia Baptist, SBC leader Aderhold dies at 87
J. Don Aderhold, age 87, of Dacula, died April 3. In an article that appeared in The Christian Index on Nov. 8, 2007 Aderhold was described as a scholar, teacher, pastor, mentor, and friend.
Being Social

Cooperative Program Stories

A calling that led to a relationship

For Nate and Lindsey Platto, their relationship began with more than a love interest. Theirs began with a common calling.

Bible Study

Blessings of Holiness

Leviticus 26
Bible Studies for Life, April 28
My Most Important Relationship

Proverbs 3:1-35
Bible Studies for Life, May 5


"Since you asked ..."

Is speaking against homosexuality hateful?
The 'glue' that holds the pieces together

We've all heard this saying that began to circulate around 1940 Ė "The family that prays together stays together." Certainly, we would all agree that prayer is definitely a spiritual discipline that is foundational in building a strong family.
Where is the accountability?

Years ago many Baptist churches had a church covenant. In my home church in North Carolina we had it posted in the church vestibule and in the back of our Baptist Hymnal. We would read it out loud every time we observed the Lord's Supper. In the covenant we promised to "maintain family and sacred devotions; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world."
When it comes to planning, learn from the ants

Ants aren't known for having big brains and yet sometimes they act smarter than people. The Bible actually calls ants "wise" because they store up food for the winter.
The Open Door

I am writing this article having come immediately from a Global Missions Conference at the Sugarloaf Korean Baptist Church, one of our fine Korean churches in the Georgia Baptist Convention. The pastor, Dr. Bong Choi, and other spiritual leaders from the Korean Baptist community have developed this outstanding conference. The church was full tonight as we listened to a challenging message from Hebrews 11 and 12 delivered by Dr. Frank Page, president and chief executive officer of the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention.