Grace and Truth: We’re the Bad Guys Now; Let’s Be Good at It

My wife is mystified at my TV habits. She gets it that I’m glued to the Cincinnati Reds game nearly every night during summer, baseball highlights afterward, Georgia football in the fall, even occasional Seinfeld reruns. All that makes sense to her. But she finds one of my favorite categories for binge watching difficult to […]

Building the Kingdom With a Bookmark

People tend to chase after big things. But God can use small things to glorify His name. Steven Faucette, a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church in Easley, wandered around the Hilton hotel where he was staying and met a hotel employee. Faucette said, “We began to chat a bit and got to talking about […]

5 Quick Tips for VBS Follow-up

The days and weeks immediately following VBS are the most crucial for outreach. But so often this critical element seems to fall through the cracks. We all have good intentions for connecting with children and families again after VBS, but then the aftermath of VBS kicks in. The excitement of VBS is over; people are […]

Anderson students minister in the heart of England

A team of Anderson University students spent nine days sharing Christ’s love in the heart of England. They ministered in May at OIKOS Church, located in Erdington, a suburb of the city of Birmingham, England’s second largest city. If the name OIKOS sounds Greek to readers of this article, there’s a very good reason for that. […]

Prayer, fasting and the power of God

John Wesley took a dim view of pre-revival America, but he had a plan to change it. Wesley spent time in the colonies and reported, “I desired as many as could to join together in fasting and prayer, that God would restore the spirit of love and of a sound mind to the poor deluded […]

Mission:Dignity Sunday Set for June 23: Support Widows in Need

In the New Testament, we find these words: “Pure and undefiled religion before God the Father is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress …” (James 1:27 CSB). On June 23, Southern Baptists will again have the opportunity to honor unsung heroes of the faith — namely, retirement-aged Southern Baptist pastors, workers […]

Eight SCBaptist Disaster Relief units serve in Summerville and Ladson

Eight SCBaptist Disaster Relief chainsaw units served in Summerville and Ladson, S.C., the week of June 10. The supercell thunderstorm on that Monday evening brought winds up to 85 mph, the strength of a Category 1 hurricane. Trees were uprooted or broken, with some damaging houses. Working with Journey Church, Ladson, and Summerville Baptist Church […]

Cooperative Program worthy of celebration, SCBC’s Wolfe says in CP Stage appearance

In anticipation of the 100th anniversary celebration of the Cooperative Program in 2025, Baptist Press editor Brandon Porter interviewed Tony Wolfe, executive director-treasurer of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, on the CP Stage in the Southern Baptist Convention Exhibit Hall. “Just think about what’s been accomplished through the Cooperative Program over the course of the […]

Messengers choose Tony Wolfe to preach the 2025 SBC convention sermon

Tony Wolfe, executive director-treasurer of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, was chosen June 12 to preach the convention sermon at the 2025 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in Dallas. Messengers to the 2024 SBC Annual Meeting in Indianapolis approved the SBC Committee on the Order of Business’ recommendation. Jarrett Stephens, senior pastor of the multisite […]

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 […]