Son of Charleston church shooting victim: ‘Love is always stronger than hate’

Less than 24 hours after his mother died at the hands of an assassin during a church prayer meeting, Charleston Southern University sophomore Chris Singleton stood before TV cameras and declared that “love is always stronger than hate.” Flanked by coaches and teammates, Singleton, who plays baseball at CSU, thanked his teammates for their “amazing” […]

Singing Churchmen seeking scholarships for younger members

See also: On Mission: Singing Churchmen to share the gospel in Ohio The Singing Churchmen of South Carolina are looking for a few good men — younger men, to be exact — and they’re hoping South Carolina Baptists will help fund scholarships to defray the costs of joining the 90-member choral and missions organization. “We […]

Baucham: Believing the Bible is a matter of reason

When it comes to believing what the Bible says, it isn’t necessary to accept it just on blind faith, says Voddie Baucham. “The fact that we have a Bible mitigates against the idea of blind faith,” says Baucham, a noted Christian apologist, author, conference speaker and pastor of preaching at Grace Family Baptist Church in […]

Cooperative Program giving from South Carolina Baptist churches improves in 2014

Although the South Carolina Baptist Convention fell short of meeting its 2014 budget, gifts from churches to the Cooperative Program were up for the year. Churches forwarded $27,625,409 toward the state convention’s $28.5 million CP budget in 2014. Although CP gifts were 3.07 percent below budgeted amounts, South Carolina Baptists gave $279,669 more than they […]

SCBC 2014: With resolutions, S.C. Baptists endorse biblical marriage, decry Christian persecution

Editor’s note: Full-text versions of the resolutions adopted Nov. 11 by SCBC messengers can be read here. South Carolina Baptist Convention messengers adopted a slate of resolutions Nov. 11 reaffirming support for biblical marriage, urging elected officials to combat Christian persecution, and encouraging congregations to become more vigilant in protecting victims of abuse and neglect. […]

Messengers gather at Shandon Church for 2014 SCBC annual meeting

Editor’s note: Please follow us on Twitter @BaptistCourier and Facebook for updates from the 2014 SCBC annual meeting. Messengers from churches across the South Carolina Baptist Convention are gathering in Columbia today (Nov. 11) and tomorrow at Shandon Baptist Church for the denomination’s 194th annual meeting. This year’s theme of “LiveIT” is reflective of the convention-wide vision emphasis of […]

Boston church plant to be ‘catalyst for encounters with Christ’

When Chris Causey and Jason Hodges were friends and classmates at Columbia International University, they talked of someday working together in ministry. They even dreamed about planting a church together. A few years later, they began serving on staff together in the student and adult ministries at Taylors First Baptist Church near Greenville, S.C. The […]

South Carolina Baptists to gather under ‘LiveIT’ banner for 2014 annual meeting

Representatives from churches across the South Carolina Baptist Convention are set to convene Nov. 11-12 at Shandon Baptist Church in Columbia for the denomination’s 194th annual meeting. This year’s theme of “LiveIT” is reflective of the convention-wide vision emphasis of “Great Commission Living,” which was adopted at last year’s annual meeting. In addition to welcoming […]