S.C. LifeWay stores closing in June

LifeWay Christian Resources is charting a new course in 2019 marking a shift to a digital retail strategy. As part of the transition, LifeWay will close its 170 brick-and-mortar stores in 2019. The Southern Baptist entity will continue to offer a broad selection of resources through LifeWay.com and the LifeWay Customer Service Center. LifeWay also […]

Actor Kevin Sorbo to keynote CLC

Television and movie actor Kevin Sorbo will be keynote speaker for the Christian Learning Centers of Greenville County’s annual Friends & Fundraising Banquet on Tuesday, April 23.  Sorbo starred in “God’s Not Dead” and was director of “Let There Be Light.” With the theme “Securing the Future for the Next Generation: For Such a Time as This,” the event benefits Released-Time Christian Education for public school […]

Baptist leaders praise housing allowance ruling

Southern Baptist entity leaders applauded a federal appeals court decision March 15 upholding the constitutionality of the ministerial housing allowance. A three-judge panel of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago ruled unanimously the long-standing clergy allowance does not violate the First Amendment clause that prohibits government establishment of religion. The decision reversed a […]

NGU College of Christian Studies to hold third lectureship on theology and culture

North Greenville University’s College of Christian Studies will hold its third lectureship on theology and culture on Tuesday, March 26, at 7:00 p.m. in Hamlin Recital Hall. The guest speaker, Matthew Hall, will discuss how Christians should think biblically about the sexual issues present in society today. Hall titled his lecture, “Faithful Witness: Church and […]

Veteran SCBC staffer tapped to head missions mobilization effort

Ken Owens has been named missions mobilization team leader for the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Owens previously served as director of the SCBC’s Collegiate Ministry Group and is a 25-year employee of the convention. In addition to his work at the state convention, Owens has served as a campus minister in South Carolina and Virginia […]

State convention to hold sexual misconduct summit

The South Carolina Baptist Convention will sponsor a Sexual Misconduct Summit March 12 at Lexington Baptist Church. The event is a daylong conference focused on addressing the risk of sexual misconduct and child sexual abuse in ministry environments. Topics include: Understanding the Risk, Implementing Preventative Measures, Preparing for and Responding to an Allegation, Complying with […]

Book inspires son of WWII vet to find dad’s ‘battle buddy’

When Mark Davis wrote “Mount of Congregation,” a book about his grandfather’s World War II experiences, he spent a lot of time trying to track down any soldiers who served with his grandfather and who might still be alive. Now, more than a year after the book’s publication, a key figure in the wartime story […]

Confronting Child Abuse: Loving the Children as Jesus Did

Christians have a moral responsibility to aid victims, report perpetrators Child abuse is rampant in America.  No race, class or religion is exempt. Even the church has been infected with child abusers.  The latest statistics regarding child abuse are from 2016. In that year, 3.5 million children received some type of prevention, investigative action, or […]

The Horror of Child Trafficking

Each day in South Carolina, approximately 670 people are offered up for commercial sex. One in 10 of those victims is a minor. Greenville, situated between two of the largest cities in America for human trafficking — Atlanta and Charlotte — is the leading area of our state for child trafficking. Interstate 85 connects Atlanta, […]