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By Mike Griffin Plain and simple: Public accommodation and anti-discrimination laws that protect sexual orientation or gender identity can end up being a form of religious censorship, discrimination …

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, …

By Jason Dees As pastors, we need to continually ask what is shaping our preaching, and sadly as I have listened to sermons and talked to pastors and parishioners, I am convinced that much of …

The Spirit of the Lord seemed to move upon the hearts of the people – Mrs. A.P. Hill By Charles Jones With an inconspicuous beginning, Georgia’s Great Revival of 1827-1828 represented the …

By Ronnie Floyd Together, We Need Extraordinary Prayer and Cooperation The current challenges across America and the world are extraordinary. Together, we need to respond with a commitment to …

By Mike Griffin Georgia Baptists are looking forward to having Dr. Gregory Love back in Georgia for two very timely, free workshops on protecting children in our churches from sexual abuse. Because …

Paul Baxter By Paul Baxter The idea of God “punishing the children for the fathers’ iniquity to the third and fourth generations ” seems utterly unfair and certainly unchristian, but we find …

Paul Baxter By Paul Baxter The above question arises out of the apparent conflicts and contradictions between the Jewish Old Testament and the Christian New Testament.  As Christians who accept …

Buck Burch By Buck Burch It’s always great to go on a mission trip! But it’s also great to celebrate another team’s trip. We can pray for them as they prepare. We can pray alongside them as …

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 …

By Roger Alford I can’t help but laugh when I think of the old joke about the preacher’s visit with an elderly widow who, upset about losing her dentures, needed to be consoled. You remember …

By David Jeremiah Macy’s annual  Believe  campaign has become a successful annual event. Each Christmas, children of all ages write letters to “Santa Claus” and post them in mailboxes at …

By Mike Griffin For the seventh year in a row, we have had to deal with legislation seeking to expand gambling in the state of Georgia. During this year’s 2021 legislative session, …

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 …

Georgia's signing nurse, Judy Hayes, center, made headlines in The Christian Index. By Roger Alford From my seat at The Christian Index, I have a closeup view of all the amazing things Georgia …

IMB President Paul Chitwood is shown here visiting Columbia, one of the many countries where his organization has missionaries stationed. By Paul Chitwood Matthew 24:14 records these words of our …

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 …

By Paul R. Baxter The above question was raised in an email from a Christian who has posed previous questions to me.  He has just read a most questionable book about “open theism” that is …

Coach Bobby Bowden met with Paul Chitwood to discuss what winning means, on and off the football field. (IMB Photo) Paul Chitwood By Paul Chitwood “Is winning everything?” I asked. “No. But …

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 …

By Scott McConnell Lifeway Research Have you ever imagined what it was like to live in another century or a completely different point in history? As a kid, my family always drove for family …

By Tom Crites Meet George Jetson (da-da-da, de-da-da-da), yes, that theme song is so catchy yet the only words in the song are the names of the family. I find myself often whistling it around my …

Larry Harmon and his wife Kaye pose for a photo in their Georgia home. They will be finishing up their ministry at West Acres Baptist Church in Evans, Ga., on Sunday. By Roger Alford Larry Harmon’s …

Have you ever wondered why God uses a particular person or a certain church? Have you ever looked at them and wondered what they had that you did not have? Have you ever wished that you could be more …

The meeting house at Powelton is shown in this aged photo By Charles Jones The Georgia Baptist Convention recently passed a major milestone, the 199 th anniversary of its organization in June 1822. …

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