Anderson University adopts statement of faith

The trustee board of Anderson University has adopted a religious doctrinal statement of faith expressing the institution’s South Carolina Baptist identity, convictions, and its Christian belief system. “Throughout the process, the [Faith Statement Development] team sought the Lord’s guidance and wisdom and has worked diligently to make certain that nothing in the statement is in […]

Resurrection Day: What Day Was Jesus Crucified?

Most Baptists were taught in Sunday school from an early age that the Lord’s Supper and Judas’ betrayal took place on Thursday, the crucifixion occurred on Friday, and Jesus arose early on Sunday morning. Though all agree with these events culminating on Resurrection Day, the exact timing of the crucifixion evidently has been a matter […]

North Greenville, New Orleans Seminary form partnership

In a move intended to help men and women called to ministry get placed into positions sooner, North Greenville University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary are partnering to count certain college credit hours toward a master of divinity degree, saving students both time and money. The agreement, signed by NGU President Gene Fant Jr. […]

College president addresses riotous attack on Congress

Anderson University President Evans Whitaker issued the following statement on “Rioting, Big Lies, and Hope” on the university’s website Jan. 11, following the violence at the U.S. Capitol. Whitaker’s statement, in part, reads: Like so many of you, I was appalled at the wanton display of destruction and violence by those individuals who attacked the […]

Anderson names Easterling VP for church engagement

Engaging churches across the United States in the mission of Anderson University and helping it develop the next generation of young Christian leaders is the mission of Eugene Mayson Easterling III, who is joining the university as its vice president for church engagement. A native of Columbia and member of Pebble Creek Baptist Church in […]

Sandra Pound’s poetry ‘resounds with faith’ in latest book

Courier Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of “A Lifetime of Verse,” a collection of poems by retired educator Sandra R. Pound, Ph.D., of Swansea. Pound’s poetry delves into love, marriage, children, nature, life and death, and God. Whether recalling her wedding day (when “Both became the byword”), or “memorizing children’s laughter that bounced […]

Celebrating Growing Older

For some, growing older can be a foreboding experience, according to Tom Turner, president of South Carolina Baptist Ministries of Aging. But he believes, “The aging process should be embraced and celebrated.” Referring to Psalm 92:14, the righteous “will still yield fruit in old age,” he said, “Regardless of age, life is to be lived […]

24 students with ties to state receive Southeastern degrees

Twenty-four students with ties to South Carolina participated in fall graduation exercises at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C. While unable to hold in-person graduation activities, the graduates celebrated virtually on Dec. 11. The students and their degrees are: College at Southeastern Associate of Divinity in Biblical Studies — John Alan Harveston, Rock […]

Clamp named SCBC strategic officer

Lee Clamp, state evangelism director, began new duties as chief strategic officer of the South Carolina Baptist Convention Jan. 1. “Lee Clamp’s passion for reaching lost people, coupled with his gift in strategic thinking and planning, made him the obvious choice to become our chief strategic officer,” said SCBC Executive Director-Treasurer Gary Hollingsworth. “During these […]