Editorial

What happened down in Moultrie this week should serve as a reminder about how incredibly gifted the people at the Georgia Baptist Mission Board are.

It was so kind of Baptist Press to take the time to write an article about the built-in language translator used by The Christian Index. That translator allows readers to see articles in any of several languages with the click of a mouse.

It was a time when most American families were still plowing fields with mules, not tractors, when they grew their food out of necessity, not because it was a fun hobby. The American economy was …

There’s a story from long ago about a tenacious little turtle that lived deep in the forest. After hours of great effort, he climbed to the top of a tree, jumped into the air waving his front legs …

No matter a person’s age, navigating the call to ministry can be a confusing journey. That’s why the folks at the Georgia Baptist Mission Board deserves a word of thanks for a new initiative …

Every year in September, Georgia’s 1.4 million Southern Baptists have an opportunity to give to Mission Georgia , an initiative that is having a tremendous impact right here at home. Simply put, …

Stuckey Baptist Church may be small but it certainly has a big heart. The rural church in Glenwood, Ga., has fewer than 30 people in attendance on Sunday mornings, but it is one of the state’s most …

What everyone is Georgia knows is that former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran is a good man. In fact, Cochran is a hero in evangelical circles because he took on the city of Atlanta in a …

Like it or not, our country is reaping the bitter fruits of generations of Christians who believed it was somehow wrong to be engaged in the political process. Their withdrawal has meant God’s …

Pastor Jack Lee is shown here baptizing Thomas Swilley at Altamaha Baptist Church. Lee is retiring as the church’s pastor at the end of July. _______________ Wayne County has been described as a …

A group of campers enjoy activities on the small lake at the Pinnacle Retreat Center. The mental image painted in a recent article about the Pinnacle Retreat Center near Clayton, Georgia, is one of …

More than 20,000 Southern Baptists have wrapped up a gargantuan business meeting in Nashville. Now, it’s time to heed the advice of David Jeremiah and get back to the work of spreading the Gospel. …

What would you be willing to do to steer a child away from a life of crime? What would you be willing to do to ensure that a child grows into a responsible adult who contributes to society in a …

Dr. Patterson and his wife, Amy, at their home in Newnan. Dr. Jimmy Dale Patterson is one of the finest pastors you could ever meet, so news of his retirement from First Baptist Church in Newnan is …

The story of First Baptist Church in Duluth, Ga., is truly an amazing one as told last week by The Christian Index’s editor, Roger Alford. More than a decade ago, the church examined itself and …

IMB President Paul Chitwood, left, visits with trustee Chairman Chuck Pourciau, recording secretary Carol Pfeiffer and second vice chairman Nate Bishop. (IMB photo) EDITORIAL Southern …

A final editorial and big 'Thank You'

Walking through an open door into something new can be an anxious experience, but also exciting. The former comes because there's an element of the unknown. The latter? Same reason. …

What is the future of Baptist meetings?

The 2020 Georgia Baptist Convention annual gathering is in the books, and it happened in a year when nothing was conventional. Instead of three days from the inspirational rally to …

Does the dogma live within you?

The confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett as the 115 th justice to the Supreme Court should be cause for celebration for every American, despite what you may have heard. Her story has been told …

In appreciation of my pastor

Kyle Walker poses with his wife, Lauren, and their children Taylor Grace, Libby, and Clay. CFBC/Special Much like we shouldn't wait until mid-February to let our spouses …

The missing piece

The opening of college football has brought several realizations for me. I don’t miss the cupcake games. I don’t miss sitting in the stands in September with mid-July temperatures. I won’t miss …

The author watches Scott Kindig's training session from The Spark Conference. My past couple of weeks have included something I haven't done since Napoleon Dynamite was …

In the course of my day I have a list of the things that need to get done, divided into areas of urgency. They’re all important, but depending on deadlines and other factors, some get precedence. …

9 bits of advice for college freshmen

Index editor Scott Barkley holds his just-bought "KSU Dad" coffee tumbler beside his daughter, Rylee, at Kennesaw State University. A couple of weekends ago, I …

The kids are back ... and now we wait

This photo shared on social media of a crowded hallway at North Paulding High School generated discussion over schools' starting back. Churches regathering in person …

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