In 1991 Russia opened its doors to the western world. Many Christian denominations and churches sent mission teams to evangelize the people who had lived under communist rule for more than two generations. The Russian people, who had been indoctrinated with evolution and atheism, were hungry to hear those who came to tell them that there was a God who loved them and had a divine plan for their lives.
ALBANY - More than 940 registered women gathered for the Baptist Woman's Missionary Union annual meeting at Byne Memorial Church here April 15-16. During the two day event, the women embraced a new vision statement, committed to a new prayer partnership, and elected a new president.
J. Robert White, executive director of the Georgia Baptist Convention, is a free man - free, that is to serve the Lord and provide leadership for Georgia Baptists. He is free to fulfill his role as leader, preacher, ambassador, counselor, missionary, writer and administrator because he married well and has in his wife, the former Janice Gail Goodlet, a godly woman who lovingly and efficiently tends to matters at home.
McMINNVILLE, Ore. (BP) - In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade that a woman has a "right" to an abortion. In so doing it set the stage for a scenario in which the government could force an abortion to be provided for a woman.
WHEATON, Ill. (BP) - Jerry Jenkins and Tim LaHaye, whose Left Behind series made end-times theology a nationwide topic of discussion, have expressed wariness of NBC's apocalyptic mini-series Revelations, which premiered April 13.
(BP) - Thousands of churches around the world will be setting out to eradicate five "giant problems" that oppress billions of people, Rick Warren told a crowd of 30,000 celebrating Saddleback Valley Community Church's 25th anniversary April 17 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif.
Friendship Baptist Association in Americus is spearheading Operation: Send Love, a ministry designed to witness and encourage the 48th Infantry Brigade of the Georgia National Guard in Iraq through Desert Camouflage Witnessing bandanas.
(RNS) Emir Caner, a convert to Christianity from Islam who has written controversially about his former religion, has been named dean of the College at Southwestern, the new undergraduate school at Southwestern Seminary.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (BP) - A Missouri circuit judge April 5 directed that limited discovery could proceed in one of the two cases brought by the Missouri Baptist Convention against five breakaway MBC entities, while the initial case is pending in the Missouri Court of Appeals.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) - A LifeWay Christian Resources survey of more than 1,300 evangelical leaders from around the world revealed that the need for consistent and passionate prayer in church and personal life is the No. 1 issue in today's churches.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) - Southern Baptist Convention President Bobby Welch met with Nashville Mayor Bill Purcell April 5 and asked him to pray for the convention in the weeks leading up to the SBC's June 21-22 meeting in the state's capital city.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) - Cliff Barrows, 81, worship leader for the Billy Graham crusades for six decades, along with longtime Graham pianist John Innes and organist Don Hustad shared crusade memories during Southern Seminary's ninth annual community hymn sing March 21 in Alumni Memorial Chapel on the Louisville, Ky., campus.
(RNS) India will have its first Catholic university around June, according to the indigenous Catholic religious order behind the university plan. Indian Catholics' highest decision making body, the Catholic Bishops Conference of India (CBCI), is backing a plan to establish Dharmadeepti University at Jagdalpur, a town in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh.
Charlotte Akin is becoming one of Southern Baptists' most visible, gracious and remarkable women. She is the wife of Southeastern Seminary President Danny Akin and the mother of four sons: twins Nathan and Jonathan, 24; Paul, 21; and Timothy 20.
Believe God By Danny Cochran, Pastor, Holly Creek Baptist Church, Chatsworth Published April 28, 2005
Everyone needs someone whom they can believe and trust. Yet we live in a world of broken promises. Husbands and wives sometimes break their promises to each other. Parents fail to keep their promises to their children. People sign contracts and then search for ways to break those contracts. Advertisements make false claims about products.
The life of Lot shows us the terrible consequences of sin. While Lot knew the Lord, he became entangled in a wicked society (2 Pet. 2:7,8). His involvement in sin brought devastating results to himself and his family. This week's study warns Christians that sin has very serious consequences.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director, GBC Published April 28, 2005
Each year on Mother's Day, Georgia Baptists receive a very special offering, the Children's Home Offering. Why is it so special? It is special because the Georgia Baptist Children's Homes and Family Ministries is making a significant and positive difference in the lives of a multitude of children in a day when our society gives every evidence of having devalued the lives of children.
There is a veritable smorgasbord of churches in our land today. When I was growing up, I don't think we had great variety in the choice of churches. Oh, there were plenty of churches, but there was a lot of similarity in most of them.
What can a pastor and church do to bless and assist God's evangelists? It is not a question that most of us will consider without some prompting, yet it is one we should consider since full-time, vocational evangelism is a God-ordained ministry. In fact, the Scripture presents the evangelist right next to the office of pastor in the Bible (Ephesus 4:11). So, how do we care for and feed God's evangelists?