New and Noteworthy Books

TEACHING TRUTH AND TRAINING HEARTS: THE STUDY OF CATECHISMS IN BAPTIST LIFE (Founders Press) by Thomas J. Nettles Catechisms are a first cousin to confessions of faith and have served as a useful tool in training the hearts and minds of Christians throughout church history. But the mention of catechisms and teaching by catechesis may […]

Courier hires new publishing leader

It might have been a prophetic moment when the groom’s cake at Evan Knies’s wedding was made to resemble a stack of books. Knies, a Richmond, Ky., native, who presently works in local church ministry in Louisiana, was recently named the new publisher for the Courier Publishing company. He replaces Butch Blume, who retired earlier […]

Grace and Truth: Courier Theme Issue No. 1 — Confessions

Welcome to the first in what we hope will be a long and helpful line of themed editions of The Baptist Courier’s monthly magazine. The Courier will continue to report the news and tell the stories of Palmetto State Baptists as in the past, but several months each year, we hope to build the publication […]

CSU pivots to online learning in wake of Hurricane Idalia

The National Weather Service has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the Charleston area. Out of an abundance of caution, Charleston Southern University will pivot to online learning on Wednesday, Aug. 30, and Thursday, Aug. 31. Students are expected to consult Blackboard for specific directions from their professor(s) related to course requirements. The dining hall […]

Charleston Southern sees 1,300-plus residential students moving to its campus

Charleston Southern University welcomed more than 1,300 students to campus during its annual Move-In Weekend. Having exceeded goals for enrollment and resident housing, CSU projects to have over 2,400 full-time traditional undergraduates joining the campus family this fall. Close to 1,000 graduate and online students will pursue their purpose and degree at CSU as well. […]

Another Year, Another Enrollment Record Set at Anderson

Anderson University is still the largest private university in South Carolina, with more than 4,200 students enrolled for the 2023-2024 academic year as classes begin Aug. 23. Nearly 1,000 first-year students arrived on campus last week, which represents a 6.4 percent increase from last year. Students in the Anderson University Class of 2027 represent 31 […]

NGU football field sporting new look for 2023 season

The off-season brought some major changes to Melvin & Dollie Younts Stadium at North Greenville University’s Tigerville campus. NGU recently contracted GEOSurfaces to replace the football turf, which had been in place since the fall semester of 2014. “It’s state-of-the-art turf and one of the best products out there,” said NGU Athletic Director Jan McDonald. […]

Signed beam installed at NGU’s Donnan Administration Building

An 18-foot steel beam that was prayed over and signed by North Greenville University administrators, faculty, staff, students, and board members on March 2 now serves as a structural piece for the new entrance at the university’s Donnan Administration Building on the Tigerville campus. Upgrades to the building’s exterior were the highlight of the Donnan/COBE […]