Legislative Update: S.C. Legislature Sprints to the Finish

When my youngest daughter was in high school, she was fast. How fast? She ran the 800-meter run, which is two laps around the track in 2:19. But it was the way she ran that kept me on the edge of my seat. When the gun sounded, she would come out near the back of […]

God Builds Uncommon Legacy Through ‘Common Man Scholar’

By Mary Margaret Flook and Jeff Robinson It wasn’t anybody’s dream job. The job description was to teach and serve as an academic administrator at a two-year college that had around 350 students — to use the term loosely — a few decaying buildings, and $3 million of debt. That was 1992, and the odds […]

Grace and Truth: What’s Tone Got to do With It? Much Indeed (Part 2)

Five further insights on tone — continued from the May edition of The Baptist Courier. 6. SOFTEN YOUR LANGUAGE. Avoid harsh, judgmental language or attitudes. Avoid emotive language. Intentionally use gracious, non-combative words. Remember Proverbs 15:1: “A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” Another important bit of biblical wisdom […]

The Law Amendment: An Unnecessary Necessary Revision

Since 2022, and especially after the 2023 first vote to approve the so-called “Law amendment,” multiple authors and speakers have sought to sway messengers to vote in favor of or against changing the SBC Constitution. Ordinary church members, pastors, local association leaders, state convention directors, and national SBC entity leaders have weighed in to express […]

Connie Maxwell trains churches and expands services

As Connie Maxwell Children’s Ministries continues its “Decade of Dreams” strategic plan, an important component will be a commitment to better understanding trauma and how to bring restoration, resiliency, and flourishing in Jesus’ name to kids from hard places. Connie Maxwell now offers free workshops, trainings, and resources focused on “Christ-centered, trauma-informed” care to churches […]

McMinn finishes the race of faith at 90

Delano McMinn, 90, went home to be with Jesus on March 31, 2024. McMinn was in his ninth year as a trustee of The Baptist Courier. McMinn was remembered for the way he poured his life out for Jesus. “He was a man dedicated to God.You could not have a conversation with him without him […]

Johnson encourages graduates to ponder legacy they will leave

Implored to live a life in service to the Lord, 301 North Greenville University students had their degrees conferred during spring commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 3, at Melvin and Dollie Younts Stadium. Walter Johnson, founding dean of NGU’s College of Christian Studies, delivered the keynote address at the ceremony, which capped the academic year […]

More than 700 graduate from Charleston Southern

More than 700 graduates and undergraduates received diplomas at Charleston Southern University’s spring commencement ceremonies May 3 and 4. Graduate degrees were conferred Friday, May 3, and undergraduate degrees were conferred Saturday, May 4, on Buccaneer Field. President B. Keith Faulkner, CSU’s fourth president and a 1998 alumnus, was the guest speaker at both ceremonies […]