The lone, unmarried Nicaraguan girl with sparking eyes was only 14 years old and seven months pregnant. As she walked down the street, her tattered dress gave unmistakable evidence of her poverty. She had moistened a brightly colored cloth, fashioned it just so, and placed it on her head to facilitate a rather remarkable balancing act. On her head she was precariously transporting a five-gallon bucket of hot tamales, which she hoped to sell in the marketplace for a few cordobas.
Royce Hullett took the foam padding and laid it along the oak wood pews. After that, he attached the upholstery and secured it into place. It took a week, but he and his wife, Carol, finished the job. Thirty-three pews. Fifteen on each side with three holding the choir.
The Cooperative Program surpassed $200 million in gifts for national causes for the first time in the Southern Baptist Convention’s history during the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, according to an Oct. 3 announcement by Morris H. Chapman, president of the SBC Executive Committee.
The Tennessee Baptist Convention has filed a lawsuit against Belmont University, citing breach of contract and seeking damages in the amount of all past contributions the convention has made to the school since 1951, an amount that exceeds $58 million without consideration of inflation.
Facing the Giants fared well on its opening weekend debut on Sept. 29, rating the fourth-highest per theater average among 14 other Hollywood releases that either opened or were playing on at least 1,000 screens.
North American Mission Board trustees have approved a 45-page document outlining Executive Level policies to provide a greater level of accountability by future presidents and, in some instances, by staff.
Jeremiah 1:5 says, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations” (NIV). This passage makes it clear that our life began in the eternal mind of God even before the day of our conception. The much debated issue of stem cell research reached a major point as President Bush used his veto pen for the first time in his administration.
The day I registered to vote was a proud and happy day in our family. I was so excited I dropped by for a visit with my parents to let them know I had registered to vote and planned to vote in the next election. I will never forget how pleased my parents were.
Southern Baptist giving to the 2006 Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions has been so generous that the offering has set a new record with three months still remaining in the giving period.
According to the Human Rights Campaign 138 companies made a prefect score on the “Corporate Equality Index.” What must a company do to make it to this list? 1. Offer domestic partner benefits, such as health insurance, to spouses of same-sex employees. 2. Provide at least one “transgender wellness benefit” (such as paying for a “sex-change” operation or offering short-term leave for it).
After more than six hours of discussion in executive session Sept. 22, the Missouri Baptist Convention’s Executive Board affirmed the MBC’s executive director, the chairman of the nominating committee, and the works of that committee and all other MBC committees.
The president of Cedarville University says his school is glad to be endorsed by Southern Baptists despite a recent decision by the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches (GARBC) to sever ties with Cedarville because of perceived liberalism in the SBC.
More than 40 colleges and universities affiliated with the International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities have been listed among the nation’s best in the annual survey conducted by U.S. News and World Report magazine.
The North American Mission Board has named San Diego as the next Strategic Focus City – an initiative that will bring an all-out effort to share the gospel with metro San Diego’s three million residents.
Seeking to improve the image of Muslims in the U.S., an English-language Muslim-oriented TV station has expanded its availability into parts of Virginia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Texas, Florida, and New York.
Even as a lad I loved the poetic artistry of James Whitcomb Riley. You can almost feel the brisk autumn air as you read his poignant words: “When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder’s in the shock.”
Since February 1975 when God led me to establish the Jerry Drace Evangelistic Association He has allowed me to preach in more than 1,000 churches in our nation. During that time I noted observations where my team and I spoke.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director, GBC Published October 12, 2006
The summer months in the life of the Georgia Baptist Convention bring a very special focus upon ministry with and through young people. Without a doubt SuperWow has consistently been one of the finest youth ministry events that I have ever witnessed in my ministry.
I would like to inform NBC that I refuse to let my children watch VeggieTales on their Saturday morning programming until they stop censoring the characters from talking about God. My children need to know what is right and what is wrong.
In secular schools, our children are inundated in every subject with a worldview against a creator God. For instance, my oldest granddaughter has a reading book that covers factual writings, fiction, and fantasy.
The Georgia Baptist church I attend has a terrific motto: “Where tradition meets today.” It reminds me of the Youth for Christ motto: “Geared toward the times but anchored to the Rock.” I’m blessed by these mottos and only wish that the contemporary church movement would pay them more heed.