Anticipating a spirited response from the Christian community, Sony Pictures Entertainment has launched a Web site (www.thedavincichallenge.com) to provide a forum for religious scholars to discuss theological questions raised by the film. Sony says the site will feature essays from prominent Christian leaders and scholars, as well as quizzes on early Christian history and a discussion forum.
The Georgia Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries continues to be one of our most cherished enterprises in Georgia Baptist life. Dr. Ken Dobbs, the president and CEO, of this ministry is a man of Christian character and unusual compassion and has led this facet of Kingdom business with great effectiveness. I have seen him relate to the children he serves and witnessed a genuine love relationship that has warmed my heart. I have also seen him relate to the churches and associations of our Georgia Baptist Zion and have been blessed to see how splendidly he connects and builds relationships.
Roswell Street Baptist Church has an effective Brazilian ministry led by pastor Odilon Pereira and has extended their ministry to Brazilians by establishing a three-year missions partnership with Brazil. Pereira, along with Roswell Street Senior Pastor Ernest Easley, recently led a missions team of 16 persons from the church to Vitoria de Conquista, Brazil.
More than 800 people gathered at an associational baptism rally in Lincolnton, N.C., April 3 to see a dozen people baptized and several more make decisions to follow Christ, and Bobby Welch believes the rally shows that momentum is gaining toward the Southern Baptist Convention’s next annual meeting.
“Mardi Gras” in this city dates back to 1703, only one year after Mobile’s founding. Originally called Boeuf Gras (Fatted Ox), the celebration was one of feasting and revelry on the day preceding Ash Wednesday and the Lenten season, which leads to Easter. The celebration, now called Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras Day, attracts as many as 200,000 out of town visitors each year.
SBC President Bobby Welch has named Gerald Harris, editor of The Christian Index, and Mike Stone, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Blackshear, to the list of members of the Resolutions Committee. They will be among those serving during the June 13-14 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Greensboro, N.C.
Pastors affiliated with the Dakota Baptist Convention typically drive at least three to six hours one way simply to attend a meeting or a conference. But convention leaders are implementing an initiative to bring ministers together in a more efficient manner.
Those of us who serve on the Southern Baptist Convention Funding Study Committee finished our recent meeting in Arlington, Texas ahead of schedule. I decided to try to get an earlier flight home via a stand-by status. When they called my name to inform me that I had been awarded a seat I was elated even though it was a middle seat between two other passengers.
Headlines around the world are announcing the publication of a “long lost” and “suppressed” ancient document, known as The Gospel of Judas. The National Geographic Society announced the publication at a major media event April 6, just in time to boost publicity for its special on the National Geographic Channel April 9.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director, GBC Published April 13, 2006
From our house to your house our family sends you greetings and best wishes for the most wonderful Easter you have ever experienced. Even if your life over the past year has been marked with the greatest suffering, the greatest sadness and loss in your entire life, this can still be the greatest Easter you have ever experienced.
Highland Crest Baptist Church in Green Bay, Wis. (formerly known as Calvary Baptist Church in the mid-1950s) is seeking to locate any summer missionaries who might have served in Green Bay during the mid-1950s to early 1970s.