TAHOE CITY, Calif. - Most every time Debbie Wohler slips behind the steering wheel of one of three vans at First Baptist Church here, she whispers a prayer of thanksgiving to Georgia Baptists and others who helped make their purchase possible.
Chase Moody is an automobile racing champion at age 14. His mother had him pegged to be another Jeff Gordon from his infancy. Shondi Moody jokes that her son's first words were "vroom, vroom" and Chase admits, "I really wanted to race cars for as long as I can remember."
My preacher grandfather used to say, "Woe to him who smiles not over a cradle, and weeps not over a tomb." I rejoiced at the birth of our three children and our ten grandchildren. In recent years few things have excited my glee as much as seeing the grandchildren playing, running, laughing, talking, singing and praying.
LAWRENCEVILLE - Jimmy Draper, president of LifeWay Christian Resources, is conducting a series of "listening sessions" in strategic locations across the country for Southern Baptists' emerging young leaders.
FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) - Southwestern Seminary President Paige Patterson joined members of the Fort Worth community and Texas State Rep. Anna Mowery in dedicating the International Reference Library for Biblical Research in Fort Worth March 12.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) - EveryoneCan.net, a new website to support the Everyone Can Kingdom Challenge evangelism blitz planned for June 17-19 in connection with the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting, is now online.
MACON - Mercer University is one of the nation's best colleges fostering social responsibility and public service, according to The Princeton Review and Campus Compact, a national organization committed to the civic purposes of higher education. The university is one of only two institutions in Georgia- along with Spelman College- featured in the forthcoming book, Colleges with a Conscience: 81 Great Schools with Outstanding Community Involvement, which will be available in bookstores on June 21.
(RNS) Moscow city lawmakers are calling on the Russian government to impose a ban on fortune tellers, magicians, witches and others who offer occult services. But some Russian experts in the United States are concerned that the measure may limit religious freedom.
(RNS) A school exam's attempt to replace the dating system term B.C. ("Before Christ") with B.C.E. ("Before Common Era") has created a stir among government officials in the Australian state of New South Wales.
Giving through the Cooperative Program is a way to touch the corners of the world, according to Earldene McCorvey, pastor of Calvary Church in Waycross.
Impartial Love By Tony Romans, Senior Pastor, North Peachtree Baptist Church, Atlanta Published March 31, 2005
Partiality, favoritism, bigotry, "respect of persons," what do these words or phrases mean? The root meaning of the words so translated means "to see the face." It carries the idea that after I see your face and determine who or what you are socially, then I'll decide how I'm going to treat you.
Controlled Speech By Tony Romans, Senior Pastor, North Peachtree Baptist Church, Atlanta Published March 31, 2005
We have all heard the joke about the church gossip who said, "I wanted to put my tongue on the altar" only to be told, "there's not an altar that long anywhere!" While the joke may be funny, there is nothing funny about a rogue tongue. The hurt, pain and damage an uncontrolled tongue can cause has been well documented in history and in far too many hearts.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director, GBC Published March 31, 2005
Family has always been important to me. I think it all started with a mother and father who loved the Lord and who were supremely devoted to their children and to quality time together as a family. If there is any word of advice I could give to young ministers' families it would be to make room for your family in your busy schedule.
Each of us have rights concerning our health care. You have the right to accept or refuse treatment, and to determine in advance your wishes regarding medical decisions should you become incapacitated.
Fresh from a killing spree and out of the darkness came Brian G. Nichols into the life of Ashley Smith. As the young widow attempted to find the key that opened her Gwinnett County apartment, the gun-wielding fugitive appeared and threatened to do her bodily harm if she screamed. Within seconds the man, who had terrorized a city and left in his wake a path of destruction, was inside the home of the woman he would later call "an angel sent from God."
(RNS) Sometimes a story that seems a straightforward mystery solved, such as the brutal murders by a dangerous prisoner in Atlanta last week, contains within it an unanticipated mystery that turns it into two stories difficult for us to comprehend fully.