Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue said it was the calling of God in his life – revealed in part through a missionary’s sermon at his church – that led him to leave his “comfort zone” and run for the state’s elected office in 2001.
On Feb. 26 Senate Resolution 595, a proposed amendment to define marriage as between a man and a woman, went to the Georgia House floor for debate and a vote. In order to pass, a constitutional majority of 120 votes is needed.
Most Americans believe in a literal interpretation of biblical stories such as Moses parting the Red Sea, according to an ABC News poll that also showed the vast majority of Americans do not blame Jews for the death of Jesus.
Georgia Baptist Convention staff members aren’t just promoting revivals, they’re leading the way.
Refusing to Compromise By John S. Connell, Senior Pastor, Calvary Baptist Temple, Savannah Published March 11, 2004
Daniel 3 explains that those who follow the Lord must be prepared to live in conflict with a secularized society. At least 9 of Daniel’s 12 chapters deal with conflict between those who follow the Lord and those who do not. Such conflict is to be seen as normal rather than abnormal!
Acting Decisively By John S. Connell, Senior Pastor, Calvary Baptist Temple, Savannah Published March 11, 2004
Let me introduce you to a woman named Esther, a woman who, when she had her moment in the spotlight, did not waste that moment. As a sportscaster might say, she stepped to the plate, swung the bat, and drove in the winning run.
There was a monarch who worried his court by disappearing and walking incognito among his people.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director, GBC Published March 11, 2004
Having two children just sixteen months apart can be hard on a mother. Mindful of that, Janice has been diligent to help Karen with our new arrival, Ben, and Ryan, who is now seventeen months old. Add to this the fact that we have our two-year-old granddaughter, Lauren, at our house while her parents are away for a few days and anyone can understand that the ladies need a break.
With a desire to make some meaningful contribution to our partnership with the Baptist Convention of New York, I recently flew to the Empire State to spend three days with J. B. Graham, executive director of our sister state Convention to the north.
Judging by ticket sales and media attention, the movie by Mel Gibson, The Passion of The Christ, already is one of the most popular and controversial films of our time. These questions will help in thinking through the movie or in discussing it with others.
Since the day that Mel Gibson announced he would be putting the story of Jesus’ last 12 hours on the big screen, controversy has surrounded The Passion of the Christ. Jewish factions have declared that it’s anti-Semitic. Others have said it’s too violent.