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Issue Date: 2014-05-01
Volume: 193
Number: 9


Showers of blessing in Hazlehurst

The hymn "There Shall Be Showers of Blessing" speaks of the promise of revival. The hymn, written by Daniel Webster Whittle in the 1800s, is based on Ezekiel 34:26-37: "I will make them and the places surrounding my hill a blessing. I will send down showers in season; there will be showers of blessing. The trees will yield their fruit and the ground will yield its crops; the people will be secure in their land. And they will know that I am the Lord..."
'Whatever Is True' campaign launches at TMC

Truett-McConnell College has launched its building campaign for the George Blaurock Student Recreation Center, which the students have already begun to refer to as "The Rock."
'Under God' in pledge gets Americans' nod

In 1954, Congress added the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance. Sixty years later, most Americans would like to keep it that way, despite ongoing legal challenges to the pledge.
GBC communicators awarded at BCA
First place finishes in interactive media and design were among the honors placed on Georgia Baptist Convention staffers at the 50th annual Wilmer C. Fields Awards sponsored by Baptist Communicators Association.
Church 'replants' on rise, panelists say

About 1,000 Southern Baptist churches close their doors each year. But a generation of pastors committed to church revitalization could reduce that number dramatically, Georgia pastor Johnny Hunt and panelists at Midwestern Seminary's inaugural Legacy Church Planting Roundtable said.
Crossover Baltimore to bring hope through partnerships

Less than a year ago Bob Mackey spent a Saturday traveling around Houston. On that day, during Crossover 2013, the executive director of the Baltimore Baptist Association witnessed partnership in action.
'Big Bang' discovery may point to a creator

The discovery of gravitational waves touted as evidence of the Big Bang theory of the universe's origin serves as powerful evidence that the world was created by an intelligent designer rather than random impersonal forces, according to Southern Baptist scientists.
Liz Bundrick: blessed and a blessing

From whence does the International Mission Board get their missionaries? From states like Georgia, churches like yours, schools like the University of North Georgia, and state Baptist Collegiate Ministries like the one led by Ken Jones.
Study Bible designed by women for women

A beautiful, balanced, biblical view of the fairer sex shines through in The Study Bible for Women, recently released by the Broadman & Holman Publishing Group. This Bible is comprehensive, practical, and elegantly presented.

People and Places

Pleasant Valley South holds 100th birthday for GAs
Ministerial Moves

Cooperative Program Stories

Clayton State: Embracing cultural differences in campus ministry

At Clayton State University, being different isn't all that different.

Bible Study

Hope Expressed

Psalms 138:1-8
Bible Studies for Life, May 11
Hope Renewed

John 18:15-18, 25-27; 21:15-19
Bible Studies for Life, May 18


Is Russell Moore a champion for righteousness?

Russell Moore is the president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. He recently spoke at a conference of journalists organized by the Ethics and Public Policy Center, saying, "Look, same sex marriage is inevitable in American culture." He continued, "It doesn't mean we should stop talking about it ... it means we need to start preparing our churches for a new generation."
The Open Door

On Mother's Day each year we receive a very special offering for our Georgia Baptist Children's Homes and Family Ministries. I want to encourage you to be very generous in your support of our children's homes as through your gifts you are making a real difference in the lives of young children, most of whom have come from very tough situations.
"Since you asked ..."

How do we answer a cultured cultist?

Georgia Voices

A tribute to my Mom

My mom was a fighter. She fought arthritis, lupus, scoliosis, and ultimately cancer, and at 7:15pm on Maundy Thursday she stopped her fight and departed this earth for a much better place.