Faith and Culture

‘Blue collar missions’ promoted at GO Conference

February 8 2016 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor

“To the ends of the earth” was the theme of this year’s GO Conference, held at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest. The event focused on international missions, but each of the talks addressed the topic in unique ways.

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LifeWay celebrates Thom Rainer’s 10th anniversary

February 8 2016 by Aaron Earls, LifeWay Christian Resources

In a special chapel service Feb, 3, LifeWay Christian Resources recognized Thom S. Rainer for 10 years of service as president and CEO. Rainer was praised for his commitment to Christ and his family, as well as leadership during tumultuous cultural and business changes.

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Bay area’s big need for new churches

February 8 2016 by Tobin Perry, NAMB

Only 7 percent of metro San Francisco residents affiliate with an evangelical church – one of the lowest percentages of all of North America’s large cities. Through Send North America: San Francisco, Southern Baptists have been working together the last few years to impact the spiritual destiny of the area by starting new churches.

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Campus outreach in ‘emerging regions’: ‘less is more’

February 8 2016 by Gary D. Myers, NOBTS

When the Emerging Regions State Collegiate Leaders working group met at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, the 25 participants traveled from places like Alaska, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania and West Virginia as well as Canada. The leaders represented a wide range of approaches from campus-based to church-based college ministries …

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Carolina Panther finds identity outside spotlight

February 5 2016 by Shawn Hendricks, Baptist Press

Carolina Panther J.J. Jansen won’t make headlines if his team wins the Super Bowl. But for the 2013 Pro Bowler, none of that seems to matter. His identity isn’t found on the football field. Off the field, Jansen helps with a conference that equips coaches to teach Christ-like character and values through leadership.

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Broncos, Panthers discuss sportsmanship, faith

February 5 2016 by Shawn Hendricks, Baptist Press

Team members from the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers weighed in on the importance of sportsmanship and their Christian faith during Opening Night of Super Bowl 50 with the media at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., Feb. 1.

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Missouri, Illinois flooding ‘bigger than people realize’

February 5 2016 by Benjamin Hawkins, The Pathway

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief teams have taken on the daunting challenge of restoring flood-damaged homes continues to face many families around Missouri and Illinois after widespread flooding wreaked havoc in late December and early January. The flooding killed at least two people and affected roughly 5,000 homes...

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Copenhagen: A godless paradise?

February 5 2016 by William Bagsby, IMB

Postmodernism is rampant in Denmark where the government supplies all of the people’s basic needs. The Danes have realized that communism or capitalism or any one system can’t fix every problem. So they developed a post-Christian thinking that there is no absolute truth. Missionaries are trying to point people to real Truth.

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Obama tells of personal faith at prayer breakfast

February 5 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press

President Barack Obama used his final National Prayer Breakfast address as America’s chief executive to explain how he has combatted fear by drawing on his personal Christian faith and by looking to people of all faiths for inspiration. The president based his remarks on 2 Timothy 1:7 ...

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The Super Bowl: Does God care who wins?

February 4 2016 by Bob Smietana, LifeWay Research

An old gospel hymn says God’s eye is on the sparrow, but what about panthers and broncos? When it comes to the ones from Carolina and Denver matched up for Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, most Americans are skeptical about divine intervention on the football field, according to a new survey from LifeWay Research.

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