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5 benefits of cultural opposition
Jun30

5 benefits of cultural opposition

The church of Jesus Christ has always resembled her King best when she was in a place, not of dominance, but of yielded weakness. Here are five ways hostility can be an advantage. Opposition reminds us what matters. Believers often get caught up in fighting over tertiary issues. When there is opposition, tertiary issues are forced out, and believers awaken to the singular aim of gospel saturation. Opposition weeds out frauds. The days...

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Disaster Relief Appreciation Sunday to be observed Nov. 11
Nov08

Disaster Relief Appreciation Sunday to be observed Nov. 11

ALPHARETTA, Ga.—For more than 50 years, Southern Baptists have provided disaster relief to the United States and its territories after the gravest of tragedies. Whether it is major natural disasters that affect millions or localized events that hit small communities, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) volunteers regularly arrive to bring help, healing and hope to those impacted.   On Sun., Nov. 11, Southern Baptists will...

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Porter to retire as director of Okla. Baptist Disaster Relief, begin new role as national SBC DR director
Jul12

Porter to retire as director of Okla. Baptist Disaster Relief, begin new role as national SBC DR director

By Messenger & NAMB Staff Sam Porter, who has been serving as director of Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) for approximately 20 years, announced his retirement July 11 to become national DR director for the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). Porter will take over as national director for North American Mission Board’s (NAMB) Disaster Relief operation when current director...

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