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Years ago I took my twin sons fishing at the Ross Barnett Reservoir just north of Jackson, MS. John and Jerry were in the third or fourth grade at the time and none of us were experienced fishermen, …

THOMAS VOGEL/Getty Snellville pastor Richard Bumpers shares insight on how to grow a church from his experience launching a re-plant congregation. Have you ever asked yourself, “Why are they …

The invited become the inviters

By Ernest L. Easley JACKSON, TN (BP) — There was a lot of talk on the topic of evangelism during the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in St. Louis. The sermons that were preached, the …

My father didn’t talk about his early life very much. Mallie Frank Harrell, Jr. was born in Pavo, GA on June 28, 1918. Shortly after his childhood, his father moved the family to Moultrie where he …

June 14th is marked on the calendar as “flag day.” When my wife and I rode a trolley that morning through downtown St. Louis, with the Stars and Stripes at half-staff, little did I know what sort …

Since returning to Georgia from the Southern Baptist Convention in St. Louis I have heard mixed reviews expressed over a certain resolution adopted by the Convention messengers – a resolution …

The Confederate flag shouldn't have been vilified in a vote at the 2016 Southern Baptist Convention in St. Louis, writes one Index reader. JOEL CARILLET/Getty The Confederate Battle flag has never …

Note: A chart of SBC statistics state-by-state in 2015 is at the end of this commentary. Ronnie Floyd SPRINGDALE, AR (BP) — In a Baptist Press story on June 7, we were informed of the most recent …

One Ohio judge had an interesting way to punish a man following a fight with street preachers outside a hockey game. PASTORSCOTT/Getty Jake Strotman went to the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati on Jan. …

The recent death of a World Heavyweight Icon has brought about an endless flood of tweets and Facebook posts in memory of Muhammad Ali. It is truly very rare that a pugilist can attain such sports …

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