A recent debate at New Orleans Seminary was nominally called “The Future of Atheism.” But the heart of the dialogue explored a related question: Can mankind’s age-old belief in God be explained purely as a stubbornly recurring natural phenomenon, not much different than the common cold?
SBC President Frank Page has named John Bryan, pastor of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Atlanta, and Steve Hartman, senior pastor of Kiokee Baptist Church in Appling, as Georgia’s two representatives for the Committee on Committees. Bryan will serve as committee chairman.
As David Beverly and William Phillips had lunch together last April 20 with another colleague, Beverly told Phillips about his faith in Jesus Christ. Later in the afternoon, back at their office at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Phillips fatally shot Beverly, his supervisor, and then killed himself.
“Rise and Build” will be the theme of the Hispanic events taking place June 9-11. Celebrations, meetings, and evangelistic activities are planned both for local Hispanic Baptist churches and for those coming from other parts of the country for the annual gathering.
ABC News targeted the spending habits of the heads of some Christian ministry organizations that repeatedly ask people for monetary donations, with its 20/20 newsmagazine citing multimillion-dollar mansions and a private jet, for example, owned by Paul and Jan Crouch of Trinity Broadcasting Network.
While 88-year-old Lillian Isaacs was drifting in and out of consciousness in the last week of her life, she would occasionally make a barely legible comment. When caregivers attending to her in Tallahassee, Fla., asked what she was doing she would whisper, “Talking to Jesus.”
Aslam Masih, a church planting missionary with the North American Mission Board, and Jack Kinsella, editor of The Omega Letter website, will be the featured speakers at the Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship’s June 8-10 meeting in San Antonio.
Monique Martin, the most prolific scorer in Brewton-Parker College basketball history, has signed a free agent contract with the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun. She becomes the first basketball player from BPC to play at the professional level.
Georgia Baptists were among nominees selected by the 2007 SBC Committee on Nominations to serve on the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, three denominational boards, the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, Southwestern Seminary, the Credentials Committee and the Tellers Committee.
Year-to-date contributions through the Southern Baptist Convention’s Cooperative Program are 2.59 percent ahead of the same time frame in 2006, according to a news release from SBC Executive Committee President and Chief Executive Officer Morris H. Chapman.
The late Stephen F. Olford’s preaching on radio and television was heard around the world and countless preachers benefited from training provided at the Stephen Olford Center for Biblical Preaching in Memphis, Tenn.
The Alamo and other historic and cultural sites around San Antonio will be featured on tours offered to messengers and their families in conjunction with the June 12-13 annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention.
As part of a new initiative among LifeWay Christian Resources, the North American Mission Board, and the International Mission Board, Ed Stetzer will become director of LifeWay Research, effective June 1. Stetzer, missiologist and senior director of the Center for Missional Research at NAMB, also will serve as LifeWay’s missiologist in residence.
On May 3 the United States House of Representatives voted by a substantial margin to approve H. R. 1592 or the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007. This bill, which will soon appear before the U.S. Senate, also expected to give the bill its stamp of approval, will make homosexuals or gender confused individuals federally protected classes under federal law. If this happens, homosexuals, transvestites, transsexuals and other “sexual orientations” can claim protected minority status.
The Bible is back! By Michael Griffin, Sr., Pastor, Liberty Baptist Church, Hartwell Published May 10, 2007
On March 8th, the Georgia Board of Education voted to add two more classes to the state’s curriculum: “Literature and History of the Old Testament Era” and “Literature and History of the New Testament Era.” They are now set to appear in Georgia classrooms next year.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director, GBC Published May 10, 2007
The theme for this year’s Children’s Home Day Offering is “We Believe!” When you read the words of Dr. Kenneth M. Dobbs, president and CEO of the Georgia Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries, Inc., you will understand the meaning of this year’s theme, “We Believe!”