Division II Southeast Regionals in review: ‘Crusaders never out of it’

“This is a new team, and we’re going to write a new story,” said Coach Landon Powell, head coach of North Greenville University’s baseball team. The Crusaders have built a reputation for being winners during their 2022 NCAA DII National Championship run. But that was last year’s team, and there are players in the dugout […]

South Carolina Legislature passes revised Heartbeat Bill

What a difference a year makes. Last year at this time, the South Carolina Legislature adjourned with a sine die resolution that would allow them to return to Columbia to work on pro-life legislation should the rumors coming out of the Supreme Court concerning Roe v. Wade prove true. Just a few weeks later on […]

South Carolina Baptists celebrate six-week abortion ban

The South Carolina Legislature passed a six-week abortion ban May 23, allowing limited exceptions based on the mother’s health, fetal abnormalities, rape and incest. South Carolina Baptists applauded the bill as the culmination of prayer and advocacy, but said the legislation falls short of their goals. “Ultimately, we are praying and working toward the day […]

South Carolina Baptists lead the way in GenSend participants

Summer plans for many young adults look like taking vacations or returning to their hometown, but for more than 50 students throughout the South Carolina Baptist Convention, plans look like living on mission through the North American Mission Board’s GenSend program. The convention announced via its website that the 56 students who will be participating in […]

Grace and Truth: Where to Start? Sola Scriptura

So, where do we start in our work at The Baptist Courier? When we begin a new pursuit, it’s not always easy to know where to start, but for those who have been redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ, it’s not difficult: We start with God’s Word. We start there, we end there, we […]

The SCBC’s new EDT is a young veteran in local church ministry

There was a time when Tony Wolfe wanted to be full of hot air. No, he wasn’t prone to lying and didn’t intentionally spread any seeds of deception. Wolfe, elected unanimously last month as executive director-treasurer of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, began his young adult life as a concert tuba player and spent several […]

Courier staff receives five awards from state press association

The Baptist Courier received five awards from the South Carolina Press Association, recognizing work published by the South Carolina Baptist news magazine in 2022. The magazine won first place awards in the Associate and Individual Division in two categories: Faith Reporting and Page Design. The winning entries were “The Rise of the Digital Church” in […]

Charles Stanley, pivotal SBC president, TV preacher, dies

Charles Stanley, a former Southern Baptist Convention president and one of the nation’s foremost television and radio preachers, passed away peacefully at his home April 18 at age 90. Stanley presided over the two largest annual meetings in SBC history — 45,531 messengers in 1985 in Dallas and 40,987 in 1986 in Atlanta — when […]

After a National Championship, Will NGU Baseball Repeat?

Friday night, June 10, 2022, an NCAA Division II national championship trophy was held high in the air as the North Greenville University Crusaders celebrated their first-ever national title. The team woke up the next morning as champions. Yet will they remain champions in the 2023 baseball season? This season the North Greenville baseball team […]

Wholly Healthy: Loneliness Remedy

When we think of medicine and medical practice, diseases and injuries come to mind. Every church prayer list is filled with assorted afflictions typical of humanity. However, there is an affliction that we seem to forget, but which manifests itself medically more and more. That affliction is loneliness. As certain groups continue to beat the […]