My Answer – by Billy Graham

Dear Dr. Graham: I don't understand how Jesus could be God and yet also be a man, like Christians claim He was. Human beings are limited and imperfect, while God is perfect and can do anything He wants. How could Jesus be both?

South Carolina Showcase for April 25, 2013

A former cottage parent who has maintained strong ties with Connie Maxwell Children’s Home was honored recently at the Greenwood campus on her 90th birthday. Gladese Parsons served as a cottage mother for 29 years on the main campus with her husband, Buster. A party was held at Connie Maxwell Baptist Church, where Gladese continues […]

Fresh Ideas: It’s Everywhere! – by Diana Davis

It's the first thing you see as you drive into the church parking lot. It's a focal point as you enter the lobby. You may discover it near the water fountain, the clock, the exit, the church bulletin, the foyer, the mirror in the restroom. What a concept ? placing God's Word in plain sight!

99-year-old with S.C. roots remembers 1925 birth of Cooperative Program

M.O. Owens Jr. was still in knickers on May 13, 1925, the day his parents took him to a pivotal session of the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting. That was the day the Cooperative Program was born. Now 99, Owens recalls the vote that ushered in the CP as a system of financial support for the missions and ministries of Southern Baptists within state conventions and throughout the nation and world.

Crossing Carolina for April 25, 2013

MICHAEL and NATLIE BOYER of Easley will soon move to Cuenca, Ecuador, to begin language and cultural studies in preparation to serve as full-time missionaries to the peoples of the Andes Mountains in Ecuador and Peru. The Boyers are members of Providence Baptist Church, Greer. The couple recently completed missionary orientation training in Tupelo, Miss., […]

Former addict seeks to reach Anderson’s ‘forgotten people’

Tyus Butler is dialed in to the conversation. Cheerful chattering workers come and go from the room ? rooting around amid a tangled pyramid of power tools, lugging awkward clutches of two-by-fours ? but the noise might as well be coming from the next county for its ability to distract a man talking about a ministry that has become his passion and calling.

Composer, hymn writer Buryl Red dies

Prolific Baptist composer and hymn writer Buryl Red died April 1 at the age of 76. Red was the founding musical director and conductor of The CenturyMen, a men's choir made up of Baptist church music directors from around the world.

Campers converge for missions rally

The athletic complex of Anderson University was transformed into a temporary campground April 11-14 when about 60 South Carolina Baptist Campers on Mission parked their trailers and motor homes at the AU campus for their biannual state rally. Twice each year, in the spring and fall, COM volunteers gather en masse to worship, plan work projects and enjoy the fellowship that comes from the shared experience of doing missions while also RV-ing.