Baptist Life

Bible Study for Sept. 24: Fear not!

1 John 4:1-6 Tim Riordan, pastor SonRise Baptist Church, Newnan Our society is filled with phobias. We have the familiar fears like claustrophobia (closed-in spaces) and acrophobia …

Truett McConnell University ranks #2 in the South for lowest student debt according to the latest issue of U.S. News and World Report magazine. TMC/Special By Jenny Gregory CLEVELAND — According to …

David Kirkland, center, leads the Baptist Collegiate Ministry at Georgia College & State University (GCSU) in Milledgeville. Kirkland teaches generosity to the collegians by using a variety of …

Deaths Ron Holman , associate pastor at First Baptist Church in Albany , died Sept. 5 after an extended battle with cancer at Wilson Hospice House. He was 49. Ron Holman A native of Marietta, Holman …

A decline in the number of white Protestants in America underscores the overall growth trends of that group, but also indicates an increase among ethnics, according to a recent study.   …

TMU senior Elise Lombard works with "Lucky" the bear during daily training activities. TMU/Special By Jenny Gregory CLEVELAND — While most students spent their summer relaxing and resting their …

Bible Study for Sept. 17: The Paranormal

Deuteronomy 18:9-18 Tim Riordan, pastor SonRise Baptist Church, Newnan  I have never met anyone who chose to be stuck in a bad habit, yet our society is filled with …

The I-75 and Sardis Road Exit near Macon offers what few evacuees expect ... an impromptu 16-acre RV campground at Lighthouse Baptist Church. TIM SIZEMORE/Special This story was posted near midnight …

I have been privileged to know some great men of God who have gone on to glory. I regret that many of our younger pastors and believers did not have a chance to know them or hear them preach. We must …

Bible Study for Sept. 10: Demons

Mark 9:17-29 Tim Riordan, pastor SonRise Baptist Church, Newnan “I choose to believe it’s plastic!” Years ago, when we passed a dead animal on the side of the road, my …

Eleven-year-old Daniel Johnson, front in black shirt, stands with a group of students on their way to a canoeing trip on the Flint River. DANIEL JOHNSON/Facebook Daniel Johnson always thought his dad …

September is Mission Georgia month among Georgia Baptists. This is our month of focus on Georgia Baptist ministries throughout Georgia, our mission field. The Mission Georgia offering is being …

Ernest Kelley, far left, is seen with members of the Georgia Baptist Convention's Evangelism Department in this undated photo. Looking on, left to right in the front row are Kelly, Archie Mayo, A. J. …

Children's Minister Nicole Richert, back row left, put her church lessons on being a good neighbor into action as she and her husband opened their home to 16 survivors of Hurricane Harvey. BP/Special …

ATHENS – In May 2015, Mark Clifton, senior director of replanting at the North American Mission Board, asked Henry and Richard Blackaby if they would write a book to encourage and challenge …

A host of people gather for the midweek service at First Baptist Church in Atlanta. GERALD HARRIS/Index ATLANTA — It has become obvious that more and more churches are eliminating their Sunday …

WAYCROSS — Dorotha Del "Dot" Lott, retired SBC missionary, 82, died Aug. 4 th under hospice care at Baptist Village. Born June 14, 1935 in Sumrall, MS, she was oldest daughter of Edgar A. and Lola …

Revelation 12:7-12 Tim Riordan, pastor SonRise Baptist Church, Newnan “You underestimate the power of the dark side.” Although Star Wars is just a science fiction movie, the …

Pastor Fayiz Saknini, a native of Nazareth and longtime preacher of the gospel, died Aug. 17. JOE WESTBURY/Index SMYRNA — One of God’s most cherished saints, Fayiz Saknini, age 90, died on …

TMU students, friends, and people in the community gathered on the front lawn and around the cross to view last Monday's total solar eclipse. EMIR CANER/Facebook CLEVELAND — Photos and videos of …

“Those to whom we minister are visual artists, designers, writers, photographers, videographers, dancers, actors, storytellers, and musicians," explains Kerry Jackson, Mission Service Corps …

Baptizing in the Chattahoochee

Baptismal candidates from Center Baptist and Shoal Creek Baptist churches in White County gather with their pastors on the bank of the Chattahoochee River. JOHNNY SUTTON/Shoal Creek Baptist Church …

A recent study by the National Center for Health Statistics shows that, after a seven-year decline, teen deaths by drug overdoses are again on the increase.  The study released earlier this mont …

Gaines, McKissic, others talk race and SBC

Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines, third from left, participated in a panel discussion on race and the SBC, hosted by Cornerstone Baptist Church Pastor Dwight McKissic, center. Also …

Mark  5:1-2, 8-15, 18-20 Tom Rush, staff evangelist Liberty Baptist Church, Hartwell The story of the Gadarene demoniac is filled with important lessons for both the believer and …

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