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, […]

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 […]

Greenway elected 9th president of Southwestern Seminary

Adam W. Greenway has been elected the ninth president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. The election occurred during a special called meeting of the seminary’s board of trustees on the Southwestern campus, Feb. 26-27.   Trustees also elected Randy L. Stinson as provost and vice president for academic administration of Southwestern. Greenway, 41, comes to […]

‘Who’s Your One?’ emphasis officially launched

The North American Mission Board (NAMB) officially launched the “Who’s Your One?” evangelism initiative Feb. 26 as part of an effort to encourage Southern Baptists to engage people with gospel conversations throughout the year. This evangelism emphasis asks believers to pray for and focus on one individual in the hope that that person may come […]

Greenway nominated to lead Southwestern Seminary

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary alumnus Adam W. Greenway, dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Ministry at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, has been unanimously selected by Southwestern Seminary’s presidential search committee as their nominee to fill the presidential vacancy. Greenway, 41, has served in many denominational leadership roles, including vice chairman of […]

Clemson, Trevor and Those Who Pave the Way for Influence

For other Cartersville, Ga., residents and me, it was surreal to see Trevor Lawrence, a kid who had just been known around town as “Trevor” since he was 15, on the national stage Jan. 7. It shouldn’t have been. Over four years we saw his talent at Cartersville High’s Weinman Stadium, the spirals thrown at […]

Study confirms: Majority of college students drop out of church

Church pews may be full of teenagers, but a new study says college students might be a much rarer sight on Sunday mornings. Two-thirds (66 percent) of American young adults who attended a Protestant church regularly for at least a year as a teenager say they also dropped out for at least a year between […]

Paper’s sexual abuse report leaves SBC’s Greear ‘broken’

A Houston newspaper, in reporting on instances of sexual abuse by pastors and others at Southern Baptist churches, has left SBC President J.D. Greear “broken over what was revealed today.” “The abuses described in this @HoustonChron article are pure evil,” Greear stated in a series of tweets after the Houston Chronicle reported today (Feb. 10) […]

‘Cordial’ meeting: Patterson, SEBTS divide documents

After two days of meetings, representatives of Paige Patterson and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary say they have determined, with no disagreements, the rightful ownership of 89 boxes of documents related to Patterson’s 1992-2003 presidency at Southeastern. Southeastern said it recovered “student” and “personnel” records from Patterson. Patterson’s representatives said he maintained all but about one-third […]

MLK taught as ‘Christian hero’ at SBC seminaries

When a white supremacist gunned down nine black worshipers at Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, S.C., mission catalyst Bob Lawler knew he had to say something to the Baptist association he led in northern California. So Lawler gathered the association’s 48 ethnically diverse churches for a joint worship service. When he stood to preach, Lawler […]