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FIRST-PERSON: Competing offerings?

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Baptists have two financial focuses during October. Some people wonder if the two emphases compete with one another. October is Cooperative Program (CP) month. It is a time when churches are encouraged to celebrate the partnership between local churches, their state convention and the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC).

GCRTF VIEWPOINT (Bob Terry): Needed: Worthy examples of CP support

EDITOR’S NOTE: Bob Terry is editor of The Alabama Baptist (www.thealabamabaptist.org) of the Alabama Baptist State Convention. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP)–Albert Mohler was right when he told students at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C., that “we do need a great example from the leaders of our convention in terms of support for the […]

GCRTF VIEWPOINT (Bob Terry) : CP — what has changed in 4 years?

REVISED Friday, April 30, 2010 EDITOR’S NOTE: Bob Terry is editor of The Alabama Baptist (www.thealabamabaptist.org) of the Alabama Baptist State Convention. The article first appeared in The Alabama Baptist. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP)–Do you remember 2006? Southern Baptists were gathering in Greensboro, N.C., for their annual meeting. Johnny Hunt, pastor of First Baptist Church in […]

GCRTF VIEWPOINT (Bob Terry): IMB deserves support, but gutting EC not wise

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP)--Have you ever heard of a Southern Baptist capital needs budget? One only has to go back about a decade to recall the days when Southern Baptists regularly adopted an allocation budget and a capital needs budget.

GCRTF VIEWPOINT: ‘It would devastate us,’ Ala. evangelism director says

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (BP)--Sammy Gilbreath didn't mince words. "It would devastate us," he declared.

FIRST-PERSON: 22 million? 14 million? 8 million? What will SBC membership be?

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP)–If you have been reading Baptist news the past few weeks, then you may know the answer to the following question, but just for fun, let’s make it multiple choice: In A.D. 2050, the membership of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) will be A. 22.3 million B. 14.7 million C. 8.7 million D. […]

Lottery gambling violates numerous biblical principles

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP)–Some people believe the amendment to the Alabama state constitution authorizing a state-sponsored lottery is strictly a political issue. Churches, such people hold, have no business trying to influence the way people vote when they go to the polls Oct. 12. Such reasoning is wrong at both points. The lottery issue is more […]

‘God is faithful’ while life has been ‘forever changed&#8

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP)–A year ago, the front page of The Alabama Baptist (July 23, 1998) carried the story of the death of my wife, Eleanor. The 12 months since have been the longest time span imaginable. Many nights knew no end. Days dragged by. Hour upon hour was spent staring at the same page of […]

Sale of Nicaraguan campus announced by Univ. of Mobile

MOBILE, Ala. (BP)–Nicholas Healy is a name many Alabama Baptists have never heard, but without his persistence, a July 30 announcement of the sale of the Nicaraguan campus of the University of Mobile might never have happened. Until a few weeks ago, Healy served as vice president of Franciscan University in Stubbenville, Ohio. He now […]

Univ. of Mobile’s exit from Nicaragua to be facilitated by benefactor

MOBILE, Ala. (BP)–An unnamed benefactor has stepped forward with sufficient financial gifts to keep the University of Mobile’s campus in San Marcos, Nicaragua, operating for another school year and to purchase the assets of the campus. University of Mobile President Mark Foley said a sufficient amount of money will be put in escrow by the […]