‘Dulcimer man’ brings out the inner musician in many

Dean Eades is the dulcimer man. Over the course of four decades, he has made thousands of the musical instruments and taught all ages to play the simple stringed device. He conducts a two-hour session where he teaches people to play. “We bring a dulcimer for each participant along with a pick and noter (something […]

Close Encounters: Sharing Christ with a Loved One

Sharing Christ with the people who are closest to you is often the hardest thing to do. You worry about the awkward moment. You are concerned that talking about your faith will spoil your relationship. You don’t feel adequate to talk with a family member about the need for Jesus in their life because that […]

Courier columnist offers new book: ‘Holidays & Holy Days’

Regular readers of The Baptist Courier are familiar with physician-writer Edwin Leap. His columns have appeared in The Courier for years, most recently under the standing head of “Wholly Healthy,” where he serves up a monthly take on health and wellness issues. What latecomers to Leap’s articles may not know, however, is that his writing […]

S.C. pro-life advocates to gather, march in Columbia Jan. 9-10

South Carolina Baptists will join other evangelicals across the state in January at two events designed to rally Christians to be a “public witness” for the sanctity of human life. South Carolina Citizens for Life will host a dinner in Columbia on Jan. 9 along with a march and rally the following day, culminating at […]

State CP giving trails budget goal

With one month left in the fiscal year, giving from South Carolina Baptist churches through the Cooperative Program was running more than $1.6 million behind budgeted levels for 2014. Through November, CP gifts of $24.4 million were 6.46 percent below budgeted needs of $26.1 million, according to information released by Pam Carroll, SCBC chief financial […]

Committee begins search for new Baptist state executive

The search committee charged with finding a new executive to lead the South Carolina Baptist Convention has developed a “healthy chemistry” and a “God-centered, brotherly tenor,” attributes that will be essential in reaching a unified decision, says the group’s chairman. Marshall Blalock, pastor of Charleston First Baptist Church and chairman of the search committee, told […]

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering Goal: $175 Million

As David Platt was explaining his decision to become the new president of the International Mission Board, he recalled a flight returning home from Nepal. On that flight, he said, God burned into his heart that “it is not tolerable that a couple of billion people have little to no access to the gospel.” Last […]

New Courier Publishing website is active

A new website is up and running for Courier Publishing (BaptistCourier.com/publishing) and offers resources for both writers and readers of books. The website serves as an online bookstore for Courier Publishing titles and features a secure online ordering process. The site also provides information for any writer interested in having his or her book professionally […]

‘Mom & Me’ books are a family affair

Tammy Batson and her daughter, Tara Batson Davis, have released their first three children’s books in a series called “Mom & Me” (Courier Publishing, 2014). The three books, subtitled “Family Reunion,” “At the Beach” and “Storms,” are the realization of an idea that Tammy and her late sister, Suzanne J. Williams, first imagined more than […]

Kimberly Chastain releases new book

Kimberly Chastain, a marriage and family therapist and a member of Pickens First Baptist Church, has published a new e-book, “ABCs of God’s Character.” The book is designed to help parents teach their children about the characteristics of God. With bright colors, the e-book is designed for preschool and school-age children. Each letter of the alphabet […]