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I wanted to take a moment to give a birthday shoutout to an incredible friend, one who has proven invaluable to generations of Georgia Baptists.

What an awesome day it was at the 8th Annual Georgia Baptist Pastors Day at the State Capitol. Nearly 160 pastors, ministry leaders, laypeople, and legislators gathered on Feb. 27 to be inspired and encouraged to understand the political process from a Christian perspective.

Shannon Labrie knows what it means to hustle.  She grew up on a small farm in the Midwestern US. Farming communities large and small are marked by their incredible work ethic. Hustle and hard work grows something deep in a person that just cannot bear fruit any other way.

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) — As believers, most of us know that our faith is not something to be kept to ourselves. Jesus commanded us to “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations.”

It’s amazing to me that people from 187 countries have read stories in The Christian Index over the past month.

For more than seven years the Georgia General Assembly has been dealing with the issue of expanding gambling in Georgia. Every year the proposed legislation has failed to pass out of the House and the Senate.

GRANTVILLE – In Luke 7: 43-50 Jesus tells a beautiful story about a woman who apparently had a sordid past, but who came to Christ and was forgiven.

A couple of weeks ago The Augusta Press ran an article of mine concerning Faith and Choice.  There was a lot of good response to that article which took the common sense approach to one of the most discussed subjects of our day: abortion. 

Faith and choice

I suppose that there has never been an issue which divided our nation like the issue of abortion. 

As we approach the legislative session getting underway in Atlanta, we are beginning the second year of a two-year legislative cycle. This means bills that did not pass last year are still available for consideration this year.

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