For the second time in as many months, a parent has launched a federal lawsuit against the Tangipahoa School Board over religion, this time objecting to a teacher-led prayer delivered at a high school graduation ceremony.
LifeWay Ridgecrest Conference Center’s sprawling wooded campus in the Blue Ridge Mountains is idyllic for contemplative, prayerful walks – and it makes great camouflage to ambush your spouse in laser tag.
Mujibar Sirijul* sat at his desk and listened to the Americans speak of their language, culture, and faith. Like many of his classmates, he plans on moving to the United States someday, bringing with him his own culture, including his faith as a devout Hindu.
“Cross Carrier Chuck” was last seen making his way across central Pennsylvania on his seven-year trek across the country, carrying a 10-foot cross and surviving on the kindness of strangers while spreading the good word.
As president of the United States, George W. Bush never goes anywhere alone. His wife Laura, Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, or some cabinet members may accompany him, but there is also always about him a phalanx of men and women who refuse to let him get out of their sight. His movements are constantly being observed, monitored, scrutinized, and protected by a cadre of alert, well-groomed, well-trained individuals known as Secret Service agents.
William G. “Bill” Tanner, who served as president of the Southern Baptist Home Mission Board from 1977-86 and in multiple leadership roles throughout the Southern Baptist Convention, died June 10 in Belton, Texas. He was 77.
“I think I’m going to cry,” exclaimed Gladys, her hand covering her mouth in surprise. Moments earlier, she had been relaxing at the swimming pool of her apartment community on the scorching Saturday afternoon. Then, hearing her name called, Gladys quickly rushed to the pavilion where food and drink had been served and live music had been performed all afternoon. A young man, dressed in a tropical shirt, shorts, and sandals, smiled as he presented Gladys a voucher for $500 off one month’s rent.
Four days of worship, interactive conferences, missions opportunities, and concerts are in store for the more than 6,000 girls expected to attend Blume, an event sponsored by National WMU geared to challenge attendees to live out their God-given purpose.
Georgia Baptist summer missionaries Shannon Moon and Hattie Burchardt may be able to add disaster relief assistance to their summer experience if they are needed in the wake of last week’s fires near this northern California resort community.
Dwight McKissic has resigned from the trustee board of Southwestern Seminary, citing “too much mental, physical, emotional, and even spiritual energy” spent on his role in a conflict over speaking in tongues and private prayer language at the seminary in the past year.
The murders, beheadings, and minibus burnings that have become almost routine in Nairobi’s slums flared in recent days as a semi-religious sect renewed its efforts to create anarchy and overthrow the government.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director, GBC Published July 5, 2007
You have an outstanding opportunity to impact Senior Adult ministry in the Georgia Baptist Convention this July. The third Sunday in July is set aside for “Senior Adult Ministries Day.” This day has been reserved among our Georgia Baptist churches for the purpose of celebrating our senior adults.
I didn’t get all excited when the new millennium dawned at 12:00:01 on Jan. 1, 2000. Many people expected some cataclysmic event to occur at the stroke of midnight on the last day of 1999. There were predictions of everything from a cyberspace meltdown to the rapture of the church.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, amid rumors of a possible third-party run for the presidency in 2008, unveiled a plan June 18 that will pay some of the city’s poorest residents for such things as visiting the dentist, holding down a job, and making sure their kids are in school.
On March 1, a tornado went through our small town and caused $100,000 damage to our church, educational facilities, and pastorium. Nothing has been the same since. We are steadily cleaning up and rebuilding.
Having read Brother Wilson’s degradation of Southern Seminary and Dr. Mohler I felt it necessary, as a recent Southern graduate, to correct some of his mistaken ideas. The lack of exegetical preaching in SBC churches is not in fact a reflection of the seminaries today, but rather the seminaries as they were prior to the resurgence. In fact, it is not acceptable to preach a topical sermon in the preaching classes at Southern.
The Biblical gift of tongues was the supernatural God given ability to speak a foreign language that was previously unknown to that person. The Bible tells us in 1 Cor. 13 that we know in part and prophesy in part, but when that which is picture is come, then that which is part (knowledge and prophesy) shall be done away. Notice, it doesn’t say tongues will be done away with when the perfect is come, only knowledge and prophesy, so the debate over what the “perfect” is has no bearing on tongues. We’re simply told that tongues will cease which they had by the end of the apostolic era. There is no mention in the Bible of them ever starting up again.