Jack W. Hester, associate pastor and staff evangelist at City View First Baptist Church in Greenville, will hold a tent crusade in the Conestee community near Mauldin beginning April 27 at 2:30 p.m. The location of the tent marks the spot where Hester played baseball for the textile mill league as a young man more […]
Speaking for the second time in less than 100 days at Brigham Young University, Southern Baptist leader R. Albert Mohler Jr. told students and faculty at the school, “We may go to jail sooner even than we thought,” recalling his concern about the threat to religious liberty raised in an earlier appearance at the Mormon-owned […]
It's a familiar prayer. Too familiar, some say, to mean much. ?Lord, bless the missionaries.? For church folks of a certain age, these words are as comfortable and automatic as ?Bless this food to the nourishment of our bodies? or ?Bless the gift and the giver.? Mission leaders who?ve heard this prayer uttered countless times sometimes criticize it as perfunctory, meaningless or ritualistic. Which missionaries? Where? Bless them how? And what about the people the missionaries are trying to reach with the gospel? Don't they need prayer, too?
Jeremy Lloyd had completed the Boston Marathon in just over three hours, a ?pretty good? time for him. After crossing the finish line on Boylston Street, he cooled down for several minutes, then gathered his belongings and sat down on a curb on a side street about a block away.
Last week I was typing the name ?Kermit Gosnell,? and my phone auto-corrected the name to ?gospel.? I shuddered momentarily. After all, what could be more contradictory than the name of a notorious abortionist on trial for child murder, and the good news of the mercies of God in Christ? My smartphone, it turns out, was smarter than I was.
Hundreds of Southern Baptists will arrive for Crossover Saturday in Houston on the weekend leading up to the Southern Baptist Convention's June 11-12 annual meeting. As in previous years, Crossover participants will help host block parties and special outreach events on Saturday, June 8, to share the gospel.
An advertising campaign in South Carolina supporting immigration reform is about more than politics, Southern Baptist leaders say. The Evangelical Immigration Table, a coalition of evangelical Christian leaders, began advertising March 13 on Christian radio stations in South Carolina in an effort to promote congressional passage this year of broad immigration reform legislation. The ad buy is an effort to bolster support from the state's senators and representatives in Congress for such a bill in the face of a competing effort by reform foes.
?Coach, will you pray I hit the ball?? The request caught me off guard as I entered the dugout full of 9- and 10-year-olds. The purity of his request reminded me of why Jesus used the faith of little children as a metric for adults to aspire to.
?Aren't you going to pick up that paper?? a visiting child asked as I stepped over a newspaper that had slipped off the table onto the floor. ?No,? I answered. ?I?m waiting until I drop something else. Then I can make one bendover do two pickups.? She rolled her eyes, picked up the paper and went home.
A trio of evangelical groups, including the Spartanburg County Baptist Network, will hold an ?Immigration Awareness? briefing and luncheon April 29. The event is designed to explore the role of evangelicals ?in helping mold a policy that is biblical and just? for immigration reform, according to a press release from Spartanburg County Network.