May 2014

Letter to the Editor


I just read the article in the Baton Rouge Advocate about Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary admitting a Sunni Muslim to work on a Ph.D. at that institution.

He is pursuing a doctorate in archaeology. 

Dr. Patterson, the president of the seminary, said that he worked as a volunteer on an archaeological site in Israel and there would be no reason why he (Mr. Ghassan Nagagreh) should not be admitted as a student.

It seems to me that the camel has his head in the tent. 


Children’s Home Reunion will evoke stories of hope June 6-7

By Brian Blackwell, Message Staff Writer

MONROE – The first night as a resident of the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home began with fear but ended with hope for Mary Alice Crowell.

Seven years old at the time, Crowell was sad and began crying while lying in the bed located in the cottage she would call home. However, comforting words from her house mother quickly changed her mood.


New strategies launched to reach next generation

By Julie Cupples, LBCH Communications

Our LBC 2020 Commission recently asked the question, “Who are the people in Louisiana who need to be reached?” The research clearly indicated that reaching the “next generation” must be a priority if we are to reverse the current declining trends and see our children, teens, and young adults truly follow Christ.


Children’s Home Sunday Annual Offering

Children’s Home Sunday Annual Offering

June 8, 2014

Because We Care

Because We Care is this year’s theme, based on…"Casting all your care upon Him, because He cares about you." 1 Peter 5:7

Gifts through the Children’s Home Sunday Offering will help us continue to demonstrate Christ’s compassion and concern for the children who come our way.


Connect 1:27

“Religion that our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans… in their distress…” James 1:27


Churches! Join our CONNECT 1:27 NETWORK and receive a FREE Orphan Care Tool Kit!!


Connect 1:27 is helping families and churches across Louisiana to answer God’s call to minister to orphans through Foster Care, Adoption, and Orphan Care ministries.


Q&A with SBC Presidential Candidate Ronnie Floyd

BALTIMORE (BP) -- Arkansas pastor Ronnie Floyd, as one of three pastors to be nominated for SBC president in June, responded to six questions Baptist Press posed to each candidate.

Floyd's nomination was announced Feb. 20 by R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.

Floyd has led Cross Church in northwest Arkansas for 27 years, now with campuses in Springdale, Rogers and Fayetteville.


Q&A with SBC Presidential Candidate Jared Moore

BALTIMORE (BP) -- Kentucky pastor Jared Moore, as one of three pastors to be nominated for SBC president in June, responded to six questions Baptist Press posed to each candidate.

Moore's nomination was announced May 7. Bennie Smith, a deacon at New Salem Baptist Church in Hustonville, Ky., where Moore is pastor, will nominate him. Paul Sanchez, pastor of Willow Baptist Church in Brooksville, Ky., was originally announced as the nominator but said he will not be making the nomination.


Pastors' Conference to 'pour into pastors'

By David Roach, Baptist Press

BALTIMORE (BP) -- Through hearing a diverse array of speakers -- both in terms of race and age -- Southern Baptist Pastors' Conference President Bruce Frank hopes pastors will attain a clearer vision of God's glory. Hence the theme of this year's gathering: "Show Us Your glory."

"You don't want to miss any of it," Frank, pastor of Biltmore Baptist Church in Asheville, N.C., said. "By going and getting coffee or skipping a speaker, you very well could miss exactly what God wants to say to you right then."