Home Works: Assignments Students (and Adults) Actually Want to Do

Most teenagers likely prefer not having homework. These students, however, actually volunteered to do it during the summer — and they liked it!  Many even said they’d do it again, particularly if the assignment was for Home Works, a nonprofit, Christ-centered construction ministry based in Columbia, that provides free home repairs for elderly, disabled, and […]

Dorian crawls northward, Baptists prepare response

Hurricane Dorian finally completed its pounding of the Bahamas Tuesday morning (Sept. 3). After intensifying to a Category 5 before devastating the islands, Dorian weakened to a Category 3 as it continued its slow trek toward Florida. Early reports describe the damage as historic, and five deaths had been reported in the Bahamas. Baptist Global […]

Young Believers Need Role Models

Do those who “inherit” their faith from a strong Christian family as children have stronger faith practices when they become adults? And how do their faith practices compare with those who came to faith later in life? A recent Barna report, Households of Faith, studied the link between one’s faith heritage and one’s faith practice […]

‘Walking with Giants’ recounts lives of strong Asian Christians

Over the course of more than three decades as Southern Baptist missionaries in South and Southeast Asia, Harry and Barbara Bush encountered scores of courageous people of that region who, fully and without hesitation, lifted up the banner of Jesus Christ in their homelands. Now, in his new book, “Walking with Giants: The New Testament […]

Mandrell to lead LifeWay Christian Resources

LifeWay Christian Resources’ trustees unanimously elected Ben Mandrell as the organization’s 10th president during a special-called meeting June 28 in Atlanta. “I am grateful for the opportunity to lead in such an important season for LifeWay,” Mandrell told trustees. “My first priority is to get our family to Nashville and begin loving the people at […]

Aderholt pleads guilty in Texas sexual assault case

A former Southern Baptist missionary and South Carolina Baptist Convention employee has pled guilty to misdemeanor assault causing bodily injury, according to the Houston Chronicle. Mark Aderholt, former associate director and chief strategist for the SCBC, was arrested last July on charges in Tarrant County, Texas, of sexually assaulting a child under age 17 more […]

NGU honors Hemphills for denominational service

Two long-time Southern Baptist laborers, Ken and Paula Hemphill, were honored at North Greenville University’s alumni and friends event at the Birmingham Zoo’s Kiwanis Giraffe Encounter in June. They received the inaugural Paula and Ken Hemphill Award for Denominational Service, recognizing their servant leadership in empowering kingdom growth among Southern Baptists. In presenting the award, […]

Three from state among NOBTS graduates

Three students from South Carolina participated in commencement exercises at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Leavell College on May 18. The South Carolina graduates, their degrees and their hometowns were: Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry — Daniel Mark Collins, Florence. Master of Theological Studies — Evans J. Newell, Fort Mill. Master of Arts […]

Ben Mandrell nominated as LifeWay president

Colorado pastor Ben Mandrell has been unanimously recommended as the next president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources by the trustees’ presidential search committee. Mandrell, 42, is the lead pastor of Storyline Fellowship in Arvada, Colo. Trustees will vote on the recommendation during a special called session Friday, June 28, in Atlanta. If elected, Mandrell […]