Editor’s Word: What in the World Is Going On?

Recently, 33 LGBTQ students at Christian colleges sued the United States Department of Education, claiming they were discriminated against, and that a section of Title IX that allows religious exemptions is unconstitutional. A nonprofit called the Religious Exemption Accountability Project is representing the students. The REAP states on its website that its mission is to […]

Karyn Wilton: God’s Love with a Spot of Tea

A cup of tea often served as a connecting point for Karyn Wilton while raising her three children. Her son Rob, a church planter with the North American Mission Board, said, “She makes the best tea, and my life has been filled with thousands of hours of great conversation over tea. I’ve loved every second.” […]

Carlotta Jackson considers herself a ‘blessed’ mother

Carlotta Jackson gave birth to nine children, homeschooled all of them, and will celebrate the birth of her 12th and 13th grandchild later this year. The wife of family physician Robert Jackson and a nurse herself, she and her husband have devoted themselves to pro-life ministry, missions, and discipleship. She said, “I am so glad […]

Sonshine Club: A Ministry for Adults with Special Needs

Sonshine Club of Spartanburg is called a safe haven for adults with special needs. It started with its first “Super Saturday” on May 28, 2011, in the dining hall of Spartanburg First Baptist Church. The founders were Larry and Tammy McCullough, and Eric and Joanna Swanson. Both couples were motivated to create this special ministry […]

G13 — Light with a Double Meaning

G13 Missions, the brainchild of Easley electrician Robert Green, is designed to bring light to people — literally and spiritually. Based on Genesis 1:3 — “Then God said, ‘Let there be light’; And there was light” — the mission’s goal is to help churches and Christian camps have fully functioning facilities so the message of […]

Editor’s Word: Racism and the Family

Racism is the belief that a particular race is superior to others. It is discrimination or prejudice based on race. Race, on the other hand, is defined as a group of persons connected by common descent or origin. In the broad sense, we all belong to the same race because we are all descended from […]

Editor’s Word: Racism and the Family

Racism is the belief that a particular race is superior to others. It is discrimination or prejudice based on race. Race, on the other hand, is defined as a group of persons connected by common descent or origin. In the broad sense, we all belong to the same race because we are all descended from […]

Sands and Harper: African-American Christian Achievers

History teaches us about people who have proven themselves to have what it takes to make a positive impact, achieve success, and help others along the way. Don Harper and Alex Sands are two African-American Christians who have faced racism, injustice, and rejection. Yet, both emerged from those experiences as accomplished men of faith. Sands […]

Small Churches Doing Big Things

How can a small church do big things? By making an eternal impact in the lives of people. Keith Davis has been the pastor of Zion Hill Baptist Church in Spartanburg for almost 21 years. The church is relatively small in number but is making a spiritual impact in the lives of people in the […]

Editor’s Word: Angels and Death

Hebrews 9:27 says that “it is appointed for men to die once … .” Death is a reality we cannot escape, but it is also a transition to a greater life we cannot afford to deny. I have had cancer surgery, followed a year later by radiation treatments and chemo infusions. I really want to […]