But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Jacob Tamme, left, participates in the Atlanta Falcons training camp in 2016. COMMONS.WIKIMEDIA.ORG/Special

By Larry Rowell

With four state high school football championships under his belt, four years playing at the University of Kentucky, holding the all-time receiving record at UK for a tight end,...

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Truett McConnell University ranks #2 in the South for lowest student debt according to the latest issue of U.S. News and World Report magazine. TMC/Special

By Jenny Gregory

CLEVELAND – According to the U.S. News & World Report’s (USN&WR) 2018 Best Colleges list, Truett McConnell...

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David Kirkland, center, leads the Baptist Collegiate Ministry at Georgia College & State University (GCSU) in Milledgeville. Kirkland teaches generosity to the collegians by using a variety of social learning styles. COLLEGIATE MINISTRIES/Special

Mark Twain is quoted as saying, “Some...

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Kim Jong-Un, the supreme leaders of the Democratic People’s Public of Korea, seems to be a trigger-happy egomaniac with a chaotic temperament who simply loves to goad the United States and the rest of the world with his ballistic missile tests. His most recent missile test traveled 2,300...

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Thursday, 14 September 2017 14:00

Daily Bible Readings: Sept. 16-30

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Saturday, Sept. 16 Isaiah 22:1-24:23 Galatians 2:17-3:9 Psalm 60:1-12 Proverbs 23:15-16

Sunday, Sept. 17 Isaiah 25:1-28:13 Galatians 3:10-22 Psalm 61:1-8 Proverbs 23:17-18

Monday, Sept. 18 Isaiah 28:14-30:11 Galatians 3:23-4:31 Psalm 62:1-12 Proverbs 23:19-21

Tuesday, Sept. 19 Isaiah 30:12-33:9 Galati...

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Pat McCoy, right, of Berkley Springs, WV, a member of South Berkley Baptist Church, and Raymond Bouchoc, of Charlestown, WV, a member of Baker Heights Baptist Church, perform mud-out recovery work in July 2016 after flooding in West Virginia. Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief units are already en...

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Tommy Woods and his bowfishing friends joined the rescue efforts of Texas residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. TOMMY WOODS/Special

HIRAM — Bowfishing is an art form to Tommy Woods. Due to his expertise at the sport and relationships he has developed with others who enjoy bowfishing,...

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Representatives from World Relief, Envision Atlanta, Clarkston International Bible Church, and missionaries from Johnson Ferry Baptist Church and the North American Mission Board’s Send Relief teams gathered to discuss how best to serve Syrian refugees who were evacuated from West Palm Beach,...

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A decline in the number of white Protestants in America underscores the overall growth trends of that group, but also indicates an increase among ethnics, according to a recent study.  

In its “America’s Changing Religious Identity” report, the Public Research...

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Monday, 11 September 2017 23:50

Seven reasons to praise the Lord

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The Duke of Wellington, the British military leader who defeated Napoleon at Waterloo, proved to be an extremely difficult officer under which to serve. Brilliant and demanding, he rarely gave compliments to his soldiers. No doubt due to mellowing in his old age, he gave the following reply when...

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TMU senior Elise Lombard works with “Lucky” the bear during daily training activities. TMU/Special

By Jenny Gregory

CLEVELAND — While most students spent their summer relaxing and resting their minds, biology major Elise Lombard spent three months encountering wild black bears at...

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Monday, 11 September 2017 03:26

Bible Study for Sept. 17: The Paranormal  

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Deuteronomy 18:9-18 Tim Riordan, pastor SonRise Baptist Church, Newnan 

I have never met anyone who chose to be stuck in a bad habit, yet our society is filled with people experiencing the consequences of harmful choices. Like Brer Rabbit confronting the Tar Baby,...

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Monday, 11 September 2017 00:57

When Saturday competes with Sunday

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Originally posted Nov. 28, 2013

DULUTH — The emotions in the house had run a crazy course. Disappointment. Disgust. Hope. More hope. Elation.

But then Mike Dorough and family watched the prayer of a throw from Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall (just two years ago a member of Dorough’s...

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The I-75 and Sardis Road Exit near Macon offers what few evacuees expect … an impromptu 16-acre RV campground at Lighthouse Baptist Church. TIM SIZEMORE/Special

This story was posted near midnight on Sunday, Sept. 10 and is a developing story. It will be updated today with additional coverage...

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Friday, 08 September 2017 01:01

Antifa and Alt-right are all wrong

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The United States of America has become a nation of multiple ideologies, hundreds of special interest groups, varied political persuasions, militant factions, aggressive obstructionists, and some belligerent coalitions seemingly bent on anarchy.

Our country has always been a melting pot made up of...

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It’s been a long road back to normal for Savannah resident Rosalind Seymour, right, as she walks toward her home with Harold Baynes, Dalton disaster relief unit director for Unit 8R. Georgia Baptists disaster relief teams had a strong ministry presence last October when Hurricane Matthew hit...

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Brewton-Parker College President Steve Echols, in a series of messages to BPC students and staff, said that although classes next Monday and Tuesday have been canceled ahead of Hurricane Irma, the Mt. Vernon campus remains open for those wanting to stay. JOE WESTBURY/Index

UPDATE: Since this article...

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Thursday, 07 September 2017 02:07

Nine new videos now available on Public Affairs Website

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New educational videos are now available on the Georgia Baptist Mission Board’s Public Affairs Vimeo website.

Religious Freedom. Gambling. Sexual Orientation and Gender.

These are just some of the pressing social needs that are being addressed in the Georgia legislature in the coming months....

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Thursday, 07 September 2017 00:46

Why would God send a bear to maul children?

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I was sitting in a church on a recent Wednesday night listening to the pastor teach an in-depth Bible lesson. All of a sudden there was a tangential discussion on people’s hair and bald-headedness.

That is when the pastor injected a comment about Elisha cursing some children who had taunted...

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Thursday, 07 September 2017 00:11

The blind spots of slavery

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By Terry M. Turner

MESQUITE, TX (BP) — A local newspaper interviewed me for a special feature several years ago, asking me, “Who is your favorite preacher of all times?”

Having studied church history, the names of George Whitefield and Jonathan Edwards immediately came to my mind....

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Wednesday, 06 September 2017 23:00

Homer Gentry Lindsay, Jr. – soul-winning pastor

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I have been privileged to know some great men of God who have gone on to glory. I regret that many of our younger pastors and believers did not have a chance to know them or hear them preach. We must never forget the heroes of our faith.

So far, in this series we have considered great men like W.A....

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Wednesday, 06 September 2017 06:44

Bible Study for Sept. 10: Demons

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Mark 9:17-29 Tim Riordan, pastor SonRise Baptist Church, Newnan

“I choose to believe it’s plastic!”

Years ago, when we passed a dead animal on the side of the road, my daughter’s friend would mumble these words. Although she was not serious, the reality of this mantra...

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Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief volunteer Rhett Spires looks over Buckets of Care collected for Louisiana residents last year. State GBDR director Stuart Lang urges Georgia Baptists to pray, donate, and collect Buckets of Hope for Hurricane Harvey survivors as well as those to be affected by...

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Volunteer Martha Fox of Calvary Baptist Church in Tifton arranges some of the thousands of shoes donated to the 2005 Hurricane Katrina relief effort at Norman Park. The facility became known as Camp Hope South while the Toccoa center was nicknamed Camp Hope North. JOE WESTBURY/Index

NORMAN PARK &mdas...

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Eleven-year-old Daniel Johnson, front in black shirt, stands with a group of students on their way to a canoeing trip on the Flint River. DANIEL JOHNSON/Facebook

Daniel Johnson always thought his dad had the coolest job in the world.

And why shouldn’t he? Jerry Johnson hung out with college...

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