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Macon Baptists give freely to feed those in need

Every Tuesday morning, a half-dozen or more cars pull up into the parking lot at 3396 Napier Avenue and wait for a door to open. Others soon join them.
Liberian pastor teaches between two continents

Education has been a part of Clifford Hooke's ministry for a long time. As a fourth-grader in his native Liberia, Hooke would help out so much he was promoted as a teacher's assistant. While earning his first of many degrees, a bachelor's in education, Hooke taught classes of high school students even though he himself was only 19.
Shorter University's nursing program serves in Haiti

Angela L. Haynes, professor and dean of the School of Nursing at Shorter University, is intent upon continuing to develop a nursing program dedicated to excellence in education and yet coupled with a Christ-centered learning environment.
Reader on importance of IMB leadership

Thank you, Dr. Harris, for reminding us of the challenges and tasks that have been faced by all the presidents (past and present) of the IMB.
NAMB Care line offers help to pastors
Southern Baptist pastors struggling through personal or professional crisis now have a confidential place to turn, thanks to a new partnership between the North American Mission Board and Focus on the Family.
Former Georgia pastor Hice wins Congressional seat

Pulling in more than 66% of the vote, former Georgia Baptist pastor and radio talk show host Jody Hice was elected Nov. 4 to represent District 10 from the Peach State in the U.S. Congress.
Subpoenas aside, religious liberty warnings remain
Though the threat of subpoena has been lifted against five Houston ministers, warnings continue of a broader threat to religious liberty - warnings largely a part of the Nov. 2 "I Stand Sunday" simulcast from Houston.
Bolster family, ERLC speakers urge

Evangelical Christians should graciously and truthfully minister to homosexual people while also pursuing a family reformation, speakers said Oct. 29 in the final session of a Southern Baptist-sponsored conference.
Mission Dignity: Helping others who have served selflessly

As Bill and Pat Bouchillon look back over 60 years of ministry they see a pattern which never improved and continues to disturb them.
Golden Gate relocation, name change moving ahead

Trustees of Golden Gate Seminary received reports concerning the relocation to Southern California and set new strategic goals for overall seminary operations during their Oct. 13-14 meeting.
'We can't wait'
Getting Gospel to unreached through 'Scripture planting'

Along the side of a mud-packed mountain path, four East Asian believers sit under the shade of tall bamboo with a small, stooped woman in the traditional dress of her minority people group.
Survey: heaven, hell & a bit of heresy

Most Americans believe in heaven, hell, and a few old-fashioned heresies. Those are among the findings of a new study of American views about Christian theology from Nashville-based LifeWay Research.
Mars Hill Church to dissolve, sell property

Mars Hill Church, the Seattle-based network of congregations founded by controversial pastor Mark Driscoll, will dissolve, sell all church assets, and encourage its 13 campuses to become independent congregations.

People and Places

Corinth Baptist, Bremen hosts 'Big Tent' Harvest Crusade
Rehoboth Association honors pastors, churches at annual meeting
New deacons begin service in Woodstock
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Cooperative Program Stories

Baptist Mobile Health Ministry serves communities throughout Georgia

On a recent weekend in Woodstock, people from throughout the region came for a Love Loud initiative sponsored by First Baptist Church. They could get free haircuts, clothes, food, and a few teeth pulled.

Bible Study

Overcome an Earthly Mindset

Genesis 50:15-21
Bible Studies for Life, Nov. 23
Ministry and Mental Illness

2 Corinthians 1:2-7
Bible Studies for Life, Nov. 30

Columns

'Don't mess with the pulpits of America!'

The United States of America was established with freedom of religion as the cornerstone of its foundation. David Barton of Wall Builders stated, "Thomas Jefferson had no intention of allowing the government to limit, restrict, regulate, or interfere with public religious practices."
The Open Door

As we have entered the fourth quarter of the year we have also entered the conclusion of another year of God's abundant grace and His daily generosity. Everything we have has come from Him. The Bible teaches that every good and perfect gift comes from above. It also teaches us that God loves a cheerful giver.
Should churches have stand-and-greet times?

I conducted a Twitter poll (not scientific, I assure you) asking first-time church guests what factors made them decide not to return. In listing the top 10 in order of frequency, I was surprised that the number one issue guests don't like is a time to stand and greet one another.
"Since you asked ..."

How do we answer a liberal theologian/preacher/church member?