Reigniting Evangelism In Our Changing World

Let’s face it: The world is changing rapidly. Neither God’s Word, nor the gospel, nor His church is eligible to change in terms of the absolutes of God’s truth. But the environment in which these truths are shared and the manner with which these truths are heard are changing even as we speak. The Great […]

Are Special-Needs Families Part of Your Outreach Strategy?

Special-needs families are an under-reached demographic, but when committed to church, they can become some of the most faithfully involved members. Church ministry to my autistic son depends upon my being a flexible and involved parent. It also depends on the willingness of those who serve my son to do whatever it takes to show […]

Human Trafficking Is in South Carolina

Help attack the problem by attending the Upstate Human Trafficking Awareness Summit Sept. 28 Lanie’s school bus dropped her off every day at the strip club where her mother worked. When she was younger, Lanie simply grabbed a bite to eat and did her homework while her mom worked. However, one day when she was 10 […]

SCBC officials express appreciation for Hollingsworth’s recent leadership

An Open Letter to S.C. Baptists from SCBC Executive Board chair Tommy Kelly and SCBC president Marshall Blalock We are writing this letter to express our appreciation for the effective leadership Dr. Gary Hollingsworth, the executive director-treasurer of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, has demonstrated during the recent events that resulted in Mark Aderholt’s resignation. […]

Accepting the Diagnosis of Death

The goal of hospice is a peaceful death. A peaceful death is achieved medically by providing comfort care measures that bring contentment and an absence of pain. Socially, a peaceful death is achieved by growing closer to our family and friends by expressions of love and forgiveness. This includes reaching out to those we’ve hurt […]

After Death, What is the ‘Intermediate State’?

The intermediate state is a person’s condition between physical death and the resurrection. For the believer, it is a time of conscious bliss in the presence of the Lord; but for the unbeliever, it is a time of conscious torment. According to the New Testament, death is the separation of the soul (or spirit) from […]

Guest Viewpoint: What Makes a Good Mission Team

Churches all across America will be taking short-term mission trips this summer to places like Cleveland, Boston, Uganda and Thailand. Recently, I asked some missionaries, church planters and missions leaders a strategic question: What did the best mission teams do that made you glad they came? The insights listed below were gleaned from their answers. […]

Guest Viewpoint: Pointed Words from Brother Louis Beloney

I am the middle of five kids. My mom and dad were divorced when I was 6 years old. As a single mother of five kids, my mom had a lot of rules; however, the one that was non-negotiable was that everyone in our house had to attend church on Sunday mornings. My mom would […]