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Issue Date: 2014-12-25
Volume: 193
Number: 26

News

Missions a part of being a GBC state missionary

Summer has long gone, but Georgia Baptist Convention state missionaries are sharing about their experiences from mission trips around the world as well as planning for those coming up in 2015.
GBC calls on Atlanta Mayor to reverse discipline of Atlanta Fire Chief
The Georgia Baptist Convention (GBC) is calling on the Christian community to "stand up for biblical principles and fellow believers who are punished or marginalized for their faith."
Record 22,500 backpacks sent to Appalachian children

Georgia Baptists donated 22,500 backpacks to bring Christmas to impoverished children in Appalachia in 2014 - a surprising 700 more than were donated the previous year.
Appling County church offers 'man camp' for boys

Pastor Tommy Davis wasn't the only one who noticed. Several others had.
Brewton-Parker College's accreditation reaffirmed

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has reaffirmed the accreditation of Brewton-Parker College, reversing an earlier decision.
GBC Annual Meeting Wrap-Up
The following reports and nominations were approved at the GBC annual meeting Nov. 10-11 at Ingleside Baptist Church in Warner Robins.

People and Places

Clarence Jett dies at 100 years old
Deaths
Anniversaries
Prayer advocate T.W. Hunt dies

Bible Study

The Shelter of Godís Protection

Psalm 91
Bible Studies for Life, Jan. 11
The Shelter of God's Peace

Psalm 46
Bible Studies for Life, Jan. 4

Columns

Chief Kelvin Cochran suspended for telling the truth

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has suspended the city's fire chief, Kelvin Cochran, from his position. It is a month's suspension without pay.
The Open Door

I had the incredible experience last year of traveling to the Holy Land. I had been before, but it never grows old to walk in the land of the Bible.
ALS, the 'blue zone' & church

Sometimes a critical health diagnosis may be short-lived and the patient returns to good health. Then there are times when the news forces an individual to face their mortality.
"Since you asked ..."

What good is God in a world so bad?