NGU College of Christian Studies to hold third lectureship on theology and culture

North Greenville University’s College of Christian Studies will hold its third lectureship on theology and culture on Tuesday, March 26, at 7:00 p.m. in Hamlin Recital Hall. The guest speaker, Matthew Hall, will discuss how Christians should think biblically about the sexual issues present in society today. Hall titled his lecture, “Faithful Witness: Church and […]

Veteran SCBC staffer tapped to head missions mobilization effort

Ken Owens has been named missions mobilization team leader for the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Owens previously served as director of the SCBC’s Collegiate Ministry Group and is a 25-year employee of the convention. In addition to his work at the state convention, Owens has served as a campus minister in South Carolina and Virginia […]

State convention to hold sexual misconduct summit

The South Carolina Baptist Convention will sponsor a Sexual Misconduct Summit March 12 at Lexington Baptist Church. The event is a daylong conference focused on addressing the risk of sexual misconduct and child sexual abuse in ministry environments. Topics include: Understanding the Risk, Implementing Preventative Measures, Preparing for and Responding to an Allegation, Complying with […]

Book inspires son of WWII vet to find dad’s ‘battle buddy’

When Mark Davis wrote “Mount of Congregation,” a book about his grandfather’s World War II experiences, he spent a lot of time trying to track down any soldiers who served with his grandfather and who might still be alive. Now, more than a year after the book’s publication, a key figure in the wartime story […]

Confronting Child Abuse: Loving the Children as Jesus Did

Christians have a moral responsibility to aid victims, report perpetrators Child abuse is rampant in America.  No race, class or religion is exempt. Even the church has been infected with child abusers.  The latest statistics regarding child abuse are from 2016. In that year, 3.5 million children received some type of prevention, investigative action, or […]

The Horror of Child Trafficking

Each day in South Carolina, approximately 670 people are offered up for commercial sex. One in 10 of those victims is a minor. Greenville, situated between two of the largest cities in America for human trafficking — Atlanta and Charlotte — is the leading area of our state for child trafficking. Interstate 85 connects Atlanta, […]

SCBC ‘President’s Retreat’ to focus on preparing young leaders

Bryant Sims, president of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, has scheduled a retreat for about 20 young leaders who he believes are “gifted and positioned to play an important role in the future of our state convention.” The “President’s Retreat,” which will be led by Sims and SCBC president-elect Josh Powell, along with former state […]

Eight South Carolinians graduate from Southern Seminary

Eight students with ties to South Carolina graduated from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in the winter commencement ceremony. Graduates included Ian Andrew Galloway, M.Div.; Cory Blake Cromer, M.Div.; Jason David Williamson, M.A. in missiology; Sean H. McElrath, M.A. in missiology; Kevin Brian Miller, M.A. in Christian education; Brian Winton Powell, doctor of philosophy; Kelly Nathaniel […]

Sales of Don Harper’s books will benefit Baptist Courier

Courier Publishing has released an e-book edition of “Blessed Is the Man,” one of its more popular titles, and the author will donate a portion of the proceeds to help The Courier reach its 150th anniversary fundraising goal of $150,000. Don Harper, a retired Goodyear executive who wrote the book with Abigale Belcher Ogden in […]