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From collard greens to scholarships

DALTON, Ga. — Tuesday nights are a happening time at the First Baptist Church in the “Carpet Capital of the World.” A growing Hispanic presence in the northwest Georgia town of Dalton led the congregation to begin Soul Food more than seven years ago. The program began...

Innovative publishing venture keeps rolling out books and resources

MACON, Ga. — More than 40 books bearing the Nurturing Faith imprint have been published since 2013, with many more moving through the innovative process. It all started with a casual conversation over coffee — surrounded by books at a Barnes & Noble store in 2012....

The Power of Orality

Tom Long talks about preaching in challenging times CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — “About every 60 years or so I think preaching has a nervous breakdown,” said Tom Long, to an October gathering of Baptist preachers in downtown Chattanooga. “…We start looking around for the next...

Rite of Passage

Funerals, burials are taking on new forms “More personalization.” That was the quick response of Kevin Wetzel, president of Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery in Gainesville, Ga., to the question of how the industry has changed in recent years. Funerals and...