Latest Baptist Stories

2008-07-28 00:00:22

By Elizabeth Ryan, Chattanooga Times/Free Press, Tenn. Jul. 27--On particularly hot summer nights when Sherrie Dowdy was growing up in East Chattanooga, her family camped out on the living room floor to be near the front door, left open for the night breeze.

2008-07-26 15:00:23

By Anthony Hatcher, The Herald-Sun, Durham, N.C. Jul. 26--DURHAM -- Soon, Grey Stone Baptist Church on Hillsborough Street will be rising to a new "Elevation.""Elevation" is the title of a new music and worship service that will launch Aug. 24. Grey Stone's pastor, the Rev.

2008-07-24 03:00:31

By Terry Lee Goodrich, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jul. 24--A pastor known in Baptist circles for his insightful preaching and effective inner-city ministries will temporarily take the reins of Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Worth.

2008-07-23 03:00:32

By Sarah Rothwell, Tampa Tribune, Fla. Jul. 23--NEW TAMPA -- There are no electric guitars, neon lights or television screens at Grace Baptist Church of New Tampa. On Sunday mornings, members don't arrive expecting to see a good show. They come to listen and to learn.

2008-07-17 09:00:31

By JAN GAILLARD By Jan Gaillard Correspondent LYNNHAVEN Rain or shine, The Virginia Beach Beacon Baptist Church will rock with its annual "SHOUT 2008" celebration on the church grounds.

2008-07-16 03:00:26

By Kenneth Knight, Tampa Tribune, Fla. Jul. 16--TEMPLE CREST -- The congregation of Temple Heights Baptist Church, a community landmark for 50 years, is moving closer to finding a new, permanent home.

2008-07-09 12:00:00

By Beth Kassab, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Jul. 9--As president of worldwide operations for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Al Weiss travels around the globe as he oversees its most famous theme parks. These days, he is also looking across continents for another reason: church planting.

2008-06-30 21:02:21

By Lindsay Melvin Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention have condemned sexual predators and are urging churches to flush out molesters using federal background checks. But a simple search on the convention's Web site shows they have yet to purge their own house of predators.

2008-06-21 09:00:19

By Jeff Scullin, Tampa Tribune, Fla. Jun. 21--ZEPHYRHILLS -- True Life Center opened its Harvest Food Bank on Allen Road on Thursday, giving the small church's outreach efforts a more permanent beachhead. The food bank will give away food from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday.

2007-10-27 09:00:22

By Messenger-Inquirer, Owensboro, Ky. Oct. 27--Several area churches are offering Halloween celebrations or alternatives this weekend or Wednesday. Masonville Baptist Church, 6601 U.S. 231, is having Trunk or Treat from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.