Members of First Baptist Church here have shown that missions knows no age limits. Last August 13 senior adults from the church traveled to Khao Lak, Thailand to rebuild homes for those left homeless by the Dec. 2004 tsunami.
Before Oct. 8, Hadia* had a husband to care for her and a home to shelter her six children. Then, in those few moments that the earth shook, her life changed drastically. Hadia became both widowed and homeless.
A leading Southern Baptist scholar is urging caution when assessing the theology and practice of some leaders among the “emerging church,” a small but growing movement among evangelicals seeking to go beyond the approach of many modern mega-churches.
Brian Keith Hall was not permitted to take many earthly possessions with him to the war torn county of Iraq, so he attempted to choose wisely those few things he would pack for his trip, but among the things he took were his Bible and his baptismal certificate.
New Orleans Seminary alumnus Nelson Price came to NOBTS’s North Georgia Campus Dec. 14 with two large pots of red beans and rice that he and his wife, Trudy, spent the morning (and much of the day before) preparing.
Southern Baptists’ record-setting response to this year’s brutal hurricanes was highlighted in most of the 42 state conventions this fall, with appreciation voiced for the thousands of Baptists who stepped forward to give and go to places of devastation and suffering.
FamilyNet radio and television programming can now be heard on one of the largest satellite radio networks in North America, according to an announcement by SIRIUS Satellite Radio and the North American Mission Board which owns and operates the faith-based FamilyNet broadcast ministry.
A circuit court judge gave the Missouri Baptist Convention a major procedural victory Dec. 15 when he certified the MBC executive board and seven of its members as proper plaintiffs in the action to recover five breakaway entities of the convention.
The first Christian television channel with programming in Arabic debuted in October and has already been credited with leading several people to Christ, according to a report by The Washington Times Nov. 26.
The white official-looking envelope almost didn’t get a second glance.
Life Matters By Tony Guthrie, Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministries/Preaching, Luther Rice Seminary Published January 5, 2006
I, like most folks, become discouraged occasionally. When I do, I want to be encouraged. So I go to those people that have the gift of encouragement. I have discovered that people want five things from friends. People desire encouragement, appreciation, love, forgiveness, and understanding. Typically our true friends gladly provide these because they value us.
Character Matters By Tony Guthrie, Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministries/Preaching, Luther Rice Seminary Published January 5, 2006
John Maxwell stated, “People who receive a high level of trust have developed their character and have earned the right to be trusted” (Be a People Person, Victor Books, 1989). Most have heard the argument regarding character and whether it plays a role in a person’s ability to perform the duties of elected office. For Christians this is a non-issue. Of course, character matters.
The inexorable slide toward a loss of faith typically begins with a willingness to devalue the Word of God. When some pedigreed religion professor uses his classroom or some animated question mark uses his pulpit to cast suspicion upon the Bible he or she typically does it with the most surreptitious approach.
Today, a lot of Christians are what I call “floating believers.” It is an expression of America’s rampant individualism.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director, GBC Published January 5, 2006
Bill Tanner is a dear friend whom I respect and appreciate greatly. Bill used to be president of the Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, among other highly visible and important positions.