It's still a ways to go to get back to the nearly $5.6 million which the Georgia Baptist Health Care Ministry Foundation distributed in 2007 prior to the Great Recession, but the Foundation is clearly on its way back as the economy rebounds.
In a Q&A with SBC LIFE, Ernest Easley, chairman of the Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee and pastor of Roswell Street Baptist Church in Marietta, addressed some of the main issues surrounding a proposal regarding how churches qualify to send messengers to the SBC annual meeting.
Prominent homeschooling advocate Bill Gothard, founder of the popular Institutes in Basic Youth Conflicts, has resigned from his international ministry after allegations of sexually harassing women employed at his ministry and failing to report child abuse cases.
My birth mother was told, after I was conceived, that it was not feasible for her to care for me once I was born. A relative encouraged her to have an abortion. She refused to accept that option, and found shelter with a charitable organization until such time as she could give birth to me.
Raised in the South Bronx neighborhood of Mott Haven, Shamar Smith is no stranger to the lifestyle and perils that mark the lives of many in the neighborhood; his own brother is already serving out a sentence on Rikers Island, New York's primary jail complex. Had Smith not found his safe haven through Graffiti 2 Community Ministries, his path might have looked the same.
Acknowledging the often-strained relationship between church and state, Governor Nathan Deal nevertheless called on the former at the March 13 Legislative Prayer Breakfast hosted by the Georgia Baptist Convention to be active in helping those formerly incarcerated to re-enter society.
Our religious freedom is slipping away. The Georgia Religious Freedom Act (HB 1023 and SB 377) was defeated in the house and failed to emerge from the Senate before the deadline, so it appears to be dead for this year's legislative session. It appears that those who opposed the bill were successful in a propaganda campaign dominated by lies.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director GBC Published March 20, 2014
Spring revival season is here! I just had the delightful privilege of preaching a revival at the Northside Baptist Church in Milledgeville, Georgia. Jerry Pickard and his wife Terri have served Northside now for 27 years.
The Oscars By Nathan Rush Published March 20, 2014
The Hollywood crowd held their annual "Look at Us" extravaganza known as The Oscars. What could possibly be more boring than a bunch of whiny, loud-mouthed, atheistic humanists patting each other on the back for a job well done? Soccer maybe?