Bob Baxter, who grew up near Bremen, and Gloria Twitty, a native of Gainesville, met in their first year as students at Mercer University. It didn't take long for Baxter to ask the bright young lady from Hall County for a date, but she declined to grant the request until the last quarter of their senior year. He recently quipped, "I think she was looking for a rich lawyer."
Nobody remembers exactly when the last Vacation Bible School was held at Concord Church in LaGrange. Long-time members say it was at least eight or nine years ago and five people showed up for the event.
After nearly four years as Georgia Baptists' vice president of evangelism Mike Minnix stepped down on Aug. 15 to take an early retirement. Known as a powerful preacher and an able administrator, Minnix, 61, has led Georgia to achieve notable success in evangelism.
David Parker met Blaine Boyer earlier this season while Boyer was pitching in Jackson, Miss., for the Atlanta Braves' Double-A affiliate. One day before a game, Boyer simply came over to Parker and his family and started talking to them. A friendship was born.
Children run wildly up and down the path - turning cartwheels and chattering along the way. Several steps behind, their granny walks stiffly, holding onto her oldest granddaughter's arm for a steadiness she hasn't had in years.
President Bush set off a new wave of debate over whether intelligent design should be taught alongside evolution in public schools when he gave his opinion in a roundtable discussion with Texas newspaper reporters Aug. 1.
Georgia Baptists are leading the way among the more than 1,000 Southern Baptist churches pledging themselves to a new missions initiative designed to reach their community, region, continent and the world.
The presidential search committee of LifeWay Christian Resources' board of trustees recommended Aug. 5 that Thom S. Rainer become the Southern Baptist entity's next president after James T. (Jimmy) Draper Jr. retires Feb. 1.
Broadman & Holman Publishers announced July 26 that it has signed a 15-year agreement with the American Bible Society for distribution of products containing the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) translation by the ABS and the United Bible Societies.
The Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary has worked with the Association of Theological Schools to launch a new delivery system, seminarylink.com, allowing the seminary to work with students across Canada and the world.
A look at the worship practices of the nation's Hispanics finds that 49 percent say they attend "once a week or almost every week," while 17 percent attend at least once a month and 32 percent say they seldom or never attend church, a recent Gallup poll says.
They were just a bunch of middle school kids assigned to paint a house during a week of World Changers in LaGrange. They acted the part.
Dead End Ahead By Dannie Williams, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Lyons Published August 18, 2005
Ecclesiastes is one of the most fascinating books of the Bible. Written by the preacher/king, son of King David, it is the record of the wisdom he has gained from a life lived out "under the sun" (from man's perspective). Like James, Solomon addresses life in a very practical way, his writings serving as signposts to call attention to some of the dead end paths that people of every generation naturally gravitate toward and pursue in their search to find fulfillment and happiness in life.
Christians love to sing about heaven. A quick browse of a Baptist Hymnal yields dozens of songs about Glory, Canaan Land, Beulah Land, "the beautiful shore," and Home. We sing about heaven, but what do we really know about the "land that is fairer than day?" What will we experience "when the roll is called up yonder?"
Early one Sunday morning before going to church I was surfing through the channels on the television set to find some good gospel music and happened to pause at The Hour of Power from the Crystal Cathedral. They were having a patriotic service with beautiful music appropriate for the occasion. I was captivated by the pageantry and music presented in that televised service.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director, GBC Published August 18, 2005
Each September Georgia Baptists join hearts and resources together in support of the Georgia Baptist State Missions Season of Prayer and Offering. This year's goal is 1.5 million dollars, and the suggested emphasis dates are September 7-11. A fourteen-day prayer guide is available to you through the offices of the Georgia Baptist Convention to assist you and your church as you pray specifically about Georgia Baptist state missions.
It is with much dismay I read a reponse (Power given to all) in the Index concerning the cover story entitled "Passing the Baton." The writer stated he had been preaching for 40 years and never seen where transfer of power comes from.
Young Leaders affirmed By Marty Duren, lead pastor, New Bethany Baptist Church, Buford Published August 18, 2005
I read with great encouragement Joe Westbury's article "Passing the Baton." Of utmost importance in the future of the SBC, and GBC, is how the current leadership who went through the fires of the conservative resurgence hand over the reigns to a younger group who have a passion for Christ and souls, but often dress differently, think differently, and lead differently. The importance of this cannot be overestimated.
I realize we cannot continue this discussion, ad infinitum, but I would like to weigh in on the "Passing the Baton," article in the June 23 issue of the Index. And so that you know my frame of reference, I did not surrender my life to Our Lord, Jesus Christ, until 1983. I am now 79 years of age, and a Marine veteran of WWII.