The “More than Gold” pins designed by the Georgia Baptist Convention have garnered their fair share of attention at recent Olympic games. The trend continued last month as five Georgia Baptists swapped pins and stories while witnessing to revelers and locals at the 2006 Winter Olympics.
In the heat of battle, a flag made of lambskin descended from the heavens and led the Danish army to victory over their heathen enemies. So goes the 13th century legend of the “Dannebrog,” Denmark’s national banner depicting a white cross with a red background.
Bryant Wright, senior pastor of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta and president of the Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference, has prayerfully and carefully designed a conference that has something for the young and the old, something for those who embrace a contemporary style of worship and something for those who have a more traditional bent; it’s an offering of both the stained glass and Starbucks approach to celebrating the goodness and grace of God.
Born in Hong Kong, Andrew Chan looks and feels at home as he strolls down the busy streets of Chinatown Los Angeles. And much like his namesake, Andrew – one of Jesus’ original 12 disciples – Chan glances around for someone to invite to church and win to Christ.
The Georgia Baptist Health Care System no longer has a hospital constructed with brick and mortar, but continues to maintain a ministry of helping the physical and spiritual needs of people both in Georgia and those far from the borders of our state.
Truett-McConnell College announced March 9 the startup of a new Bachelor of Arts in Humanities degree. Approval for the degree came from the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools March 6.
International Mission Board Trustee Chairman Tom Hatley issued an “open letter” March 7 to Southern Baptists – and a much longer letter to Southern Baptist pastors – addressing recent decisions by IMB trustees.
The White House, in a report assessing the response to Hurricane Katrina, praised and commended faith-based organizations including Southern Baptists for their quick and coordinated work to aid storm victims in the Gulf states.
Calling the United States the fourth most “unchurched” nation in the world, Robert E. “Bob” Reccord, president of the North American Mission Board, spoke March 5 during a commissioning service for 143 new missionaries and chaplains at First Baptist Church in Spartanburg, S.C.
In a push for broader acceptance of homosexuality, a group of about 35 young adults with the homosexual advocacy group Soulforce has announced a bus tour of 19 Christian colleges and military academies, including some Southern Baptist universities.
Good options are available for both airline and automotive travel to the Southern Baptist Convention’s 2006 annual meeting in Greensboro, N.C., John R. (Jack) Wilkerson, vice president for business and finance and convention manager of the SBC Executive Committee, has noted.
LifeWay Christian Resources has introduced Christianpodder.com to allow users to listen to quality Christian content anywhere from a crowded urban subway to the secluded Australian outback and everywhere in between.
The United Methodist Church will not hold its 2012 leadership conference in Richmond, Va., because the name of the city’s minor league baseball team is racially charged, the church’s leadership has announced.
An Italian judge who at one point entertained the idea of having court-appointed technical experts review historical data in order to prove whether Jesus really existed has now thrown out the case entirely.
As Darrell Davidson* scrolled through his email messages at his church office, he was shocked to see a pornographic site pop up. He immediately deleted it.
Honor Christ By Kurt Smith, Pastor, Lakeview Baptist Church, Lenox Published March 16, 2006
Life Question: How can I show my dedication to Christ?
You Need to Remember By Stan Wilkins, Associational Missionary, Bartow Baptist Association Published March 16, 2006
Jesus spends the last week of His life and ministry in Jerusalem. About midweek He instructs Peter and John to prepare for the Passover. While in the context of the larger Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Passover was the annual festival in which the Jews remembered the exodus out of Egypt and God’s deliverance and salvation for them. The meal was a family remembrance in which the head of the family presided.
My spirits always tend to rise a little at this time of year.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director, GBC Published March 16, 2006
I believe the Evangelism Conference we just completed at Second Baptist Church in Warner Robins was the finest we have had in the thirteen years I have been with the Convention. It was one of those meetings where you feel the presence of God in such a dynamic way that it is an awesome experience.
The dear Lord Jesus loves the church and has given Himself for it, and He obviously wants the church to be healthy and vibrant. The devil hates the church and since its inception has been hurling all the weapons in his diabolical arsenal in an effort to cripple its witness and its effectiveness.
I want to share two points regarding the dissolution of our final ties with Mercer University. Much has been said already, but I’d like to add another comment. I was on the state Executive Committee for my final meeting back in November. I was in the room as the discussion regarding ties with Mercer arose. Here is what immediately came to my mind.