Nine Georgians died, five Georgia Baptist churches were severely damaged, and an associational office destroyed in a round of storms and tornados that passed through the state on March 1. Hardest hit were Americus and Columbus in central Georgia and Thomson near Augusta.
Missionary work has been part of Geoff Hammond’s life from his earliest days. He was born on the mission field to British parents who were serving in Nigeria. His father was born in China to missionary parents.
Unless you have just arrived from another planet, you are aware of the news that has been filled with information about the death of a certain former exotic dancer-turned-model. The celebrity status of Anna Nicole Smith is forever written in stone in this current culture.
Evangelistic deer hunts. Christian fish fries. Wild game dinners at church. North American missionary Ken Wilson has a lot of tools in his gospel-sharing toolbox to win people to Christ amid the thick woods and crystal-clear lakes of northern Michigan.
With the theme “Vision to go,” attendees representing 300 churches were challenged to live out Christ’s challenge at the 2007 Evangelism Conference sponsored by Evangelism Ministries of the Georgia Baptist Convention. The event was held Feb. 26-27 at North Metro First Baptist Church here.
The controversial claim by a television special that researchers have discovered Jesus’ “tomb” falls apart under both scientific scrutiny and simple logic, scholars in New Testament and archaeological studies say.
Salem Baptist Church of McDonough is one of three initial recipients of New Orleans Seminary’s first “Healthy Church of the Month” award. The recognition is a joint venture of the Seminary’s Leavell Center for Evangelism and Church Health and the Baptist Center for Theology and Ministry.
R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Seminary, says he would support medical treatment, if it were available, to change the sexual orientation of a fetus inside its mother's womb from homosexual to heterosexual.
The University of Georgia and Mercer University are two of only eight colleges and universities in the United States being honored with the Courts Redford Award for Excellence in Student Missionary Deployment by the North American Mission Board.
"I believe no one can read the history of our country without realizing the Good Book and the Spirit of the Savior have from the beginning been our guiding geniuses … whether we look to the First Charter of Virginia, or to the Charter of New England, or the Charter of Massachusetts Bay, or the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut."
Southwestern Seminary Board Chairman Van McClain has confirmed plans for the board’s officers to meet privately with Dwight McKissic, pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Arlington, to address what McClain deemed possible trustee policy violations during McKissic’s first year on the board.
At least five churches are publicly at odds with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina over the issue of homosexuality after messengers to last fall’s annual meeting voted by nearly a three-fourths margin to change the convention’s articles of incorporation regarding membership.
Spies in the land Georgia Baptists partnering with church planters in Appalachia By Sherri Brown, Communications, GBC Published March 15, 2007
Two years ago a group of seniors from an Alabama church decided to head for Pennsylvania for sightseeing. But instead of just visiting Hershey’s chocolate factory, sightseeing through Amish country, and checking out quilt shops, the group decided to add something more significant to their trip.
Jesus Died for Us By J. Shepherd Johnson, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Douglas Published March 15, 2007
John 12:12-15; 13:21, 26-27; 19:16b-19, 33-37
Related Sunday School Lesson, Family Bible Series, April 1
The Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention met in Nashville last month. Morris Chapman, the president of the Executive Committee, asked a pertinent, poignant, and penetrating question: “Is our convention any better spiritually because biblical conservatives are leading?”
For many years I’ve wondered about the following scenario: What if an archeologist turned up the bones of Jesus and had some decent proof? And what if it was hard to deny the claims?
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director, GBC Published March 15, 2007
One of the outstanding ministries of the Georgia Baptist Convention is our disaster relief ministry under the leadership of Stuart Lang. Stuart, who recently joined our staff, has plunged into this ministry thoroughly in a very short period of time. You will be glad to know that when the tornadoes hit Alabama and Georgia recently that your Georgia Baptist disaster relief units responded to the needs across Georgia.