Legislative Update: Legislation Still to be Considered

It sounds like it could be the name of a Bruce Willis action movie. But sine die is simply Latin for “without date.” The South Carolina Legislature ended its 2022 session on May 12 at 5 p.m. The day before adjournment, the House adopted the Senate sine die resolution, which set the parameters for both […]

Hollingsworth issues statement on Guidepost controversy

In response to a tweet by Guidepost Solutions in support of LGBTQ+ causes, South Carolina Baptist Convention’s Executive Director-Treasurer Gary Hollingsworth issued a statement to the Baptist Courier June 8 encouraging Southern Baptists to “seek to cooperate with organizations that share our biblical worldview and gospel-driven values,” while expressing equal concern for survivors of sexual abuse. […]

TBMB leader calls for break with Guidepost Solutions

In response to a tweet by Guidepost Solutions supporting the LGBTQ+ community, Southern Baptists should “immediately break ties with Guidepost Solutions,” said Randy C. Davis, president and executive director of the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board. Guidepost Solutions posted the following statement to its Twitter account on June 6. “Guidepost is committed to strengthening diversity, equity […]

Guest Viewpoint: A Response to the Leak

God-fearing, right-thinking, life-loving Christians have prayed for nearly 50 years for God to intervene in the affairs of our nation to overturn the abhorrent Roe v. Wade decision of 1973 that essentially overruled the abortion laws of the individual states. Subsequent to that decision, more than 60 million surgical abortions have occurred in the United […]

Editor’s Word: Keep On Keeping On

Thomas Haggai told me once, “Every morning since I was a teenager, I start the day by simply saying, ‘Lord, don’t let me die until I am dead!’ ” He was an enormously successful businessman and motivational speaker. He passed away on March 27, 2020, at the age of 89. Some things are impressive because of […]

White Oak Conference Center Sold

White Oak Conference Center, South Carolina Baptists’ retreat facility near Winnsboro, has been sold, according to a May 17 announcement by the South Carolina Baptist Convention’s Executive Board. During the annual meeting of the SCBC held in 2016, the Executive Board was tasked by the Vision Committee to “recommend a plan of action in regard […]

S.C. executive director search team announced

Steve Hogg, chairman of the South Carolina Baptist Convention’s Executive Board, has announced the make-up of the search committee for the next executive director-treasurer. The announcement came May 11 after Gary Hollingsworth shared his retirement plans with the Executive Board on April 26. He will retire on April 30, 2023, which will complete his tenure […]

Clayton reveals source of Daniel’s ‘Courage in Chaos’

Author Ken Clayton was moved to write “Daniel: Courage in Chaos” when he realized the amazing similarities between Daniel’s time and the chaos in our time. And, just as Daniel found the courage to face the chaos in his life, so can we. “Daniel was uprooted from his old familiar surroundings and traveled across the […]

Southern Baptists react swiftly to ‘devastating’ news of SATF Report

Editor’s Note: The Southern Baptist Convention’s Sexual Abuse Task Force released the results of an independent investigation by Guidepost Solutions on Sunday, May 22, at 4 p.m. This story contains a synopsis of the results of the nearly 300-page report which can be read in its entirety at sataskforce.net. Southern Baptists are still trying to […]

Gray sets retirement date as editor of The Courier

James Rudy Gray, editor and president of The Baptist Courier, has announced his plans to retire at the end of this year. “It has been a blessing to serve as the editor of The Courier,” Gray said, adding that his tenure marks 10 years and two months with The Baptist Courier. “The challenges, rewards, and […]