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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 …

By David Jeremiah EL CAJON, Calif. (BP) – Thad didn’t have a choice. He commuted on foot to work each night, and his route took him through a dangerous section of town and down a darkened block …

By Tom Crites Strike up the theme song, meet George Jetson (da-da-da, de-da-da-da). Life in the 2060s, according to George Jetson, is exhausting and difficult. He must endure a laborious work week …

Messengers gather in small groups and pray June 15, 2021, during the opening session of the two-day Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting. Past SBC presidents requested that messengers pray for …

By Richard Bumpers In our new Sunday morning normal, people are not in a hurry to rush back to church or eager to throw themselves into large gatherings these days.  According to Barna Group …

By Mike Griffin State legislatures in their 2021 sessions have enacted various protections for children and adolescents who are confused about their biological sex. Arkansas and Tennessee, for …

By Ronnie Floyd While the SBC Annual Meeting is now part of our history, let’s not forget a few of the great highlights. We each will remember some things personally and we will discover others as …

James Merritt, pastor of Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, Ga., speaks to reports in his role as chairman of the 2021 SBC Resolutions Committee. Photo by Eric Brown By J. Gerald Harris Nashville, Tenn. …

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. …

By Tom Crites Meet George Jetson. His boy, Elroy. Daughter Judy. Jane his wife. Are you singing the Jetson’s theme song in your head now? I am. My Boomer parents actually …

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 …

Strategists discuss ways Georgia Baptists can partner with Southern Baptist Churches in Puerto Rico. By Buck Burch After a delay from COVID, the Lord has now granted an opportunity for partnership …

Felix P. Ruiz, president of Nicaragua Baptist Convention, left, and a Nicaraguan pastor speak at a summit in Central America. By Samuel Ayala, Missions Consultant for South Georgia Recently Georgia …

By Richard Moltz I guess I shouldn’t cut the grass.  It gives me too much time for thinking.  That’s what happened yesterday. The last few years have been hard. Actually too much has …

Javier Chavez, pastor of Amistad Cristiana in Gainesville, visiting professor of global mission at Truett McConnell University and nominee for second vice president of the SBC, speaks at …

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 …

Georgia Baptists are able to help get the gospel to the nations through the greatest evangelistic initiative of the modern church age. It's called the Cooperative Program. Roger Alford By Roger …

Editor’s note: James Merritt is pastor of Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, Ga., and chairman of the 2021 SBC Resolutions Committee. Merritt served as president of the SBC from 2000-2002. By James …

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 …

By Roger Alford I’ve been amazed by just how much “horn cussing” is going on these days. You’ve heard it, the angry honking of car horns. It has become almost epidemic, even in …

Ray Van Neste JACKSON, Tenn. (BP) – It’s graduation season, and I’d like to congratulate all you graduates, as well as your parents, family and friends. This is a momentous accomplishment for …

By Ronnie Floyd NASHVILLE (BP) – We need to rediscover the public invitation in worship services across America. Skepticism and criticism from various parties and …

Editor's note: J.D. Greear is pastor of The Summit Church in Durham, N.C., and president of the Southern Baptist Convention. By J.D. Greear, DURHAM, N.C. (BP) – John Wesley famously said, “God …

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 …

By Joe Graham Perhaps you’ve seen the recent news release that NAMB will be requesting the National Collegiate Ministry assignment at the upcoming meeting of the SBC.  I’ll do …

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