August 2009

BRAZIL For the 25th Time

“I couldn’t see a thing, and now I can see an eagle in the sky. ”With these words, a 30-something woman in a once-brightly flowered sundress at a makeshift medical/eye clinic thanked Americans on a short-term mission trip for giving her what most Americans take for granted: the ability to see clearly. BELO HORIZONTE, Minas Gerias, Brazil – “I couldn’t see a thing, and now I can see an eagle in the sky.

 

Thousands attend Rock the River

The weather was hot, the music was loud, but the message was clear and to the point for the thousands of teenagers who gathered on the campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge Saturday, July 18. BATON ROUGE – The weather was hot, the music was loud, but the message was clear and to the point for the thousands of teenagers who gathered on the campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge Saturday, July 18.

 

LC announces plans to start medical school

The need is great, and Louisiana College is hoping it can fill that need. PINEVILLE – The need is great, and Louisiana College is hoping it can fill that need. It is estimated that by 2020 to 2025 there will be a shortage of doctors, not only in Louisiana but also throughout the United States. Simply stated thenation does not have enough family practice physicians.

 

An honest look at the workings of church business meetings

One church sign revealed, “Today’s sermon: What is hell like?” Underneath the sermon title were the words “Church business meeting tonight.” One church sign revealed, “Today’s sermon: What is hell like?” Underneath the sermon title were the words “Church business meeting tonight.” Some church business meetings have been alarmingly similar to the place of torment. In Dr. W.A. Criswell’s famous sermon, “The Old Time Religion,” he tells about a church conference or church business meeting he had in the church he served as pastor when he was a student at Southern Seminary.

 

When conflict takes place between church leaders

In the last two issues we have considered the issue of conflict in church. My perspective on this problem has changed significantly over the past 30 years in ministry. In the last two issues we have considered the issue of conflict in church. My perspective on this problem has changed significantly over the past 30 years in ministry. Some of my former perspective was summarized in five myths about church conflict (July 9). Then, in the last issue (July 23), we started considering biblical examples of church conflict.

 

In United States, it's sad but the blind are leading the blind

“And if a blind man guides a blind man,” Jesus said, “both will fall into a pit.” You need look no further than the United States Congress and the American populace to see a visual aid of the truth the Savior declared. “And if a blind man guides a blind man,” Jesus said, “both will fall into a pit.” You need look no further than the United States Congress and the American populace to see a visual aid of the truth the Savior declared.

 

Parkview members return after year-long odyssey

ALEXANDRIA – Though members of Parkview Baptist Church Alexandria didn’t wander the desert for 40 years, they certainly can empathize with Moses and the children of Israel. For almost a year, members were like nomads as they wandered from place to place while awaiting the repair of their campus, which was damaged by floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav.

 

Pastor William Stowell has served 50 YEARS AT EMMANUEL

For 50 years William Stowell has ministered to Emmanuel Baptist Church in Shreveport as pastor, counselor and friend. 80 years old, Stowell said he has no plans of retiring just yet. SHREVEPORT– For 50 years William Stowell has ministered to Emmanuel Baptist Church in Shreveport as pastor, counselor and friend.  80 years old, Stowell said he has no plans of retiring just yet. “I’ll keep going at Emmanuel as long as they let me,” Stowell said. “I’d go crazy if I couldn’t preach every Sunday. I love the grind during the week, getting sermons ready for the next service.”

 

A busy summer ON MISSION for Louisiana churches

BASTROP – First Baptist’s mission team of twelve traveled to Maine and Canada to work with three church planters and four church plant locations doing evangelistic surveys, block parties, worship services and connection events. Jim Ingram is pastor. NEW IBERIA – A mission team from Highland Baptist participated in a Brazil mission trip. David Denton is pastor. WEST MONROE – Sherrie Allbritton of Fair Park Baptist participated in a Ukraine children’s camp. Waymond Warren is pastor.

 

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