Abortion decline calls for ongoing pro-life effort

The continued drop in the number, rate and ratio of abortions in the United States is a cause for celebration but also for further efforts to protect children and assist women in need, Southern Baptist pro-life advocates say. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Nov. 23 the total, rate and ratio of abortions […]

Are We Entering a Brave New World?

Human gene-editing experiment ignites controversy On Nov. 27, 2018, professor He Jiankui announced that a pair of genetically edited twins had been born in China. He and his team used CRISPR/Cas-9, a gene-editing tool that makes it possible to add a healthy gene or disable an unhealthy one. In this case, he says he was […]

Carolina Pregnancy Center is saving lives, reaching souls

This coming April, Alexia Newman will celebrate 30 years as director of Carolina Pregnancy Center in Spartanburg, one of the largest crisis pregnancy care centers in South Carolina. When she interviewed for the job in April 1989, she did not even know it was a pro-life ministry. “I had to ask before I would continue. […]

Genetics research key to powerful new cancer drugs

Even as ethicists and faith leaders decry a Chinese scientist’s claim to have altered the genetic code of twin girls (see story here), a recently approved cancer-fighting drug illustrates that genetics-based medical research can be profoundly effective in curing some forms of cancer. On Nov. 26, the Food and Drug Administration approved a drug that […]

Evangelist Rick Stanley, stepbrother to Elvis, dies

Stanley was serving on staff at a Southern Baptist church in Aiken County Rick Stanley, a stepbrother to Elvis Presley who turned to Christ two months after Presley’s death in 1977 and, as an evangelist, spoke at Billy Graham-sponsored events and in a multitude of other settings, died Saturday evening, Jan. 5, in Aiken, S.C. […]

NGU to host ‘Faith at Work’ event

North Greenville University will present its annual Faith at Work Business Symposium Feb. 8 from 1-5 p.m. The free half-day conference showcases entrepreneurs sharing their stories of leading their companies for Christ. The event, designed to inspire business students, is also open to the business community. Guest speakers will be Lauren Green, Fox News Channel’s […]

Joe Willard is new DOM for Welsh Neck Association

Joe Willard has been elected director of missions for Welsh Neck Baptist Association. He previously served as pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Darlington. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Charleston Southern University and master of divinity and doctor of ministry degrees from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served on the South Carolina Baptist […]

CLPA Committee recognizes influencers of public thought

The Christian Life and Public Affairs Committee of the South Carolina Baptist Convention presented its service awards Nov. 13 at the SCBC annual meeting. The awards recognize churches and individuals for their activity in advancing the cause of Christ in the public sphere. The Impact Your World Award was presented to Charleston First Baptist Church, […]

‘Two Coins’ recalls ‘kindness from God above’

Courier Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of “Two Coins,” a heartwarming book based on a true childhood experience by author Jesse Crim of Greer, S.C. The book tells the story of a young boy who, to his surprise and great delight, finds two dimes lying on the sidewalk while walking with his grandmother. […]