NGU students bring home religious broadcaster awards

North Greenville University’s mass communication students brought home seven awards from this year’s National Religious Broadcasters International Christian Media Convention and Exposition held in Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 22-25. According to NRB’s website, the annual gathering is the largest recognized event dedicated to assisting those in the field of Christian communications. The media awards program is […]

Retired missionary supported by Mother’s Day Offering

A retired Southern Baptist missionary is the latest recipient of assistance from the annual Mother’s Day Offering for South Carolina Baptist Ministries for the Aging. Barry Mitchell, who served with his late wife, Laura, as a missionary to Brazil for 25 years, lives at Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Community in Laurens. “I truly appreciate the […]

Anderson University to offer Logos training for pastors

Pastors and others who want to learn more about how to use Logos software for Bible study and sermon preparation are invited to attend a half-day workshop May 8 at Anderson University. The workshop will include sessions for both beginners and those who already use Logos but want more in-depth instruction in using it for […]

Thornbury advocates ‘re-enchanting’ culture with Christianity

How did Christianity lose its influence in the West, and what are Christians to do about it? That was the question Gregory Thornbury, president of The King’s College in New York City, discussed March 4 during Charleston Southern University’s annual Staley Lecture series. He delivered three lectures: “Eclipses of Christianity in the Past,” “The Recent […]

Evangelism Conference 2014: Passing the Truth of the Gospel to the Next Generation

Like most of the speakers at the South Carolina Baptist Convention’s annual Evangelism Conference, held Feb. 18-20 at Rock Springs Baptist Church in Easley, Michael Catt emphasized sharing Christ and reaching the next generation. Talking about the large numbers of people being saved and filling the Brooklyn Tabernacle in New York, he noted, “They have […]

First book in ‘My Grandpa’s Bible’ series released

Doug and Lana Bodem have published the first of three children’s devotional books for their “My Grandpa’s Bible” series. In “Billy’s Early Years: Having Fun Learning Lessons from Proverbs” (CourierPublishing, 2014) readers can follow Billy as he grows from elementary school into middle school with the love and teaching from his mom, dad and grandfather. […]

Snowstorm stirs servant’s heart in AU librarian

A snowstorm bringing as much as 11 inches of snow to parts of the Upstate in February created havoc on the roads, cancelled classes and church services, and closed many businesses throughout the state. It was delightful for school kids, who got to stay home to make snowmen with their siblings, but what about the […]

Author Eric Metaxas to speak in Greenville

Bestselling author Eric Metaxas will speak April 29 at the annual banquet of the Taylors Free Medical Clinic at the TD Convention Center in Greenville. Metaxas, also a radio host and television commentator, is the New York Times bestselling author of “Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery” and “Bonhoeffer: Pastor, […]

Small, rural S.C. church typifies ‘the backbone’ of SBC, Page says

It’s fitting that Josh McClendon should pastor 200-year-old Philippi Baptist Church in quaint, rural Johnston, S.C. The 33-year-old said he senses a spiritual calling to the small-town setting. McClendon said his burden for rural communities began during his senior year of college. “It seemed like a lot of young guys, and rightly so, want to […]