Out of the eleven states that voted to request adding a marriage amendment to their state constitutions, only Mississippi had a greater majority of people to vote in the affirmative than Georgia. In the Peach State 77% of the people indicated that they believe marriage should be defined as a union between a man and a woman.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) - The International Center for Youth Ministry at Boyce College has formed an informal alliance with four international schools that is aimed at training career youth ministers through a combination of academics and hands-on experience.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) - LifeWay Christian Stores is headed back to the Northwest. For the first time in nearly a decade, the Nashville-based retail chain will have stores in the region with the acquisition of three Seattle-area stores formerly owned by Evangel Stores.
NEW ORLEANS (RNS) - Trustees of New Orleans Seminary agreed Oct. 13 to amend the terms of the Southern Baptist Convention's ownership of the school, but not without misgivings they want to share with other Baptists before the whole convention makes a final decision at its annual meeting next summer.
(RNS) As Americans rush for a limited supply of flu vaccines, the Roman Catholic bishop of Vermont has told his priests not to allow parishioners to drink from a common Communion cup or exchange a sign of peace.
Psalms is right in the center of the Bible. To find Matthew, the first book of the New Testament, go halfway between Psalms and Revelation.
Tell About God! By Mike Stone, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Blackshear Published November 18, 2004
Every time God reveals Himself to His people, He is always commanding us to be involved in evangelism. God's power was revealed in the creation, His person was revealed in the Christ, and His precepts are revealed in the canon. In each form of Divine revelation, we are instructed to declare His goodness.
From the opening words, John's inspired biography of Jesus is different from the others. Countless books and commentaries have contrasted the differences between this book and the other three gospel accounts. Matthew's gospel reveals Jesus as the Messiah, the fulfillment of ancient prophecies. Mark pictures Jesus as the humble servant. Luke, the physician, writes to show Jesus as the Son of Man. But the apostle John is moved by the Holy Spirit to emphasize that Jesus is the Son of God.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director, GBC Published November 18, 2004
"Praise God from whom all blessings flow!" For the first time in our history as a Baptist state convention, Georgia Baptists have sent more than $20,000,000 in Cooperative Program receipts on to the Southern Baptist Convention to support Southern Baptist mission work at home and around the world.
Millions of conservative, evangelical Christians flocked to the polls on November 2nd and re-elected George W. Bush to another term as president of the United States. The exit polls indicated that "moral values" was the number one issue that motivated voters to re-elect him. The second most important issue that mattered to voters was the war on terror, followed respectively by the economy/jobs and the war in Iraq.
In the Oct. 21 issue of The Christian Index I was shocked to read the article on page 19 about the use of tissue from aborted fetuses. I believe the two persons from Alabama were much in error or sin to go as far as they did to use the aborted babies' tissue to try and keep their husbands from dying.
I am writing in response to Carroll Underwood's recent letter regarding the disagreement over the phrase "back to its biblical and historical roots" being used in a Baptist Press article which appeared in a September issue of the Index.
I would like to express my appreciation for the excellent work of The Christian Index in sharing my wife's (Christa McMillian) testimony. It was exceptionally well written. I hope that your article will help someone to become closer to the Lord Jesus.
Like most of you, I was elated to wake up the morning after Election Day 2004 and discover what our awesome God had done! The four million evangelical Christian voters in America who skipped out on the 2000 elections arose and spoke loudly that we will support pro-life, pro-family leaders and reject those who are not!