Editor’s Word: Why I Am Still Here

I have already experienced a very nice retirement celebration, listened to kind words from various people, and moved out of my office at The Courier (which was a good thing, considering it flooded on Christmas night!). I am still working as editor at the request of the search committee of The Courier, who have been […]

Human trafficking on the rise in South Carolina

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson recently reported that human trafficking in the state has increased. In the annual report of the task force he chairs, he stated, “In 2022, South Carolina saw a substantial increase in labor trafficking cases, while the number of children identified as sex trafficking victims continued to rise as well. […]

Editor’s Word: A Story of America

Not so long ago, a nation was formed on the soil of an expansive continent. About 90 percent of its founding fathers were Christian. Their faith was reflected in the laws they enacted, the constitution they wrote, and the Declaration of Independence they produced. Christian colleges dotted the landscape. Great leaders emerged from this God-blessed […]

Sanctity of Human Life Involves Personal Wellness

What does the sanctity of human life have to do with personal health and well-being? Everything! Genesis 1:27 says, “God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” Because human beings are made in the image of God, we must see human life […]

Editor’s Word: The Year Ahead

What are you looking forward to in 2023? For me, it is discovering what assignment God has for me following my retirement from The Courier. I will miss the great Courier staff and the fellowship we have enjoyed, but as the saying reminds us, “Life goes on.” Art Linkletter’s attitude toward aging was, “Live until […]

Some Wrappings of Christmas

Christmas in America has so many facets, traditions, and activities. It is enough to keep people busy for weeks! Some things are soundly biblical — Jesus was born in Bethlehem; Mary, his mother, was a virgin; shepherds were summoned by angels to visit the manger; and some time later, Magi from the land of the […]

Meet the New SCBC President

Albert Allen, senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Newberry, is the new president of the South Carolina Baptist Convention. He has served as a pastor, missionary, chair of the SCBC Executive Board, and president-elect of the convention. He graduated from the University of South Carolina Law School in 1986 and practiced law until 1987 […]

Editor’s Word: An Unashamed Major League Baseball Home Run Champ

New York Yankee baseball player Aaron Judge is the all-time, ace number one, authentic, legitimate, and clean home run champion of major league baseball — both American and National League. While it is true that three others hit more home runs in a season than Judge, Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire did so […]

Missionary leader shares about God’s power

From the conversion of a witch doctor to the tragic death of a missionary friend, Mark Stevens has much to share about the supernatural power of God at work in this world. Speaking to a group of mission strategists and others at Mount Airy Baptist Church in Easley in an event hosted by Palmetto Baptist […]

SCBC Sexual Abuse Task Force chair shares insights into work

The South Carolina Baptist Sexual Abuse Task Force has completed nearly a year of research, prayer, and work. Their report, after approval from the Executive Board, will be presented at this year’s annual meeting Nov. 13-14 at Riverland Hills Baptist Church in Irmo. The Courier sat down with D.J. Horton, lead pastor at Church at […]