One of the world’s largest providers of Christian products and services is surveying Christians about the top issues facing today’s families. At the project’s conclusion, a free report will detail each problem and outline resources so that those interested can know possible solutions.
"It seems our current culture frequently focuses only on problems," said Gary McClure, marketing manager in LifeWay Christian Resources’ e-business department. "We want to take a step further and also offer potential answers to those problems. Even better, we want to ensure the solutions have eternal consequences."
From now until Dec. 20, LifeWay invites adults with opinions about family issues to take part in the Top 10 Issues Facing Today’s Family survey online, according to a public announcement released by the company. more >>
LifeWay announced its partnership with Pure Online to help millions suffering from sexual addiction and pornography in an age where pornographic web pages are increasing at an unprecedented rate.
"LifeWay wants to recognize what a blight sexual addiction and pornography have become in this culture," said Bruce Mills, manager of online learning in LifeWay’s e-business department, in a released statement. "We hope to help people get the support for the recovery they need."
In the past five years, the number of commercial pornography web pages on the Internet has increased by nearly 1,800 percent, according to Internet filtering company N2H2. And according to Pure Online, 70 million different individuals each week view at least one adult website on a global basis. more >>
C.S. Lewis fans, Hollywood and the churches are raving in anticipation about the upcoming Narnia film, which hits theaters Dec. 9, and the Christian community has not been out of the picture in promoting the motion picture with an evangelism twist.
While the famous children's story had never been outdated, the popularity of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe picked up speed via world-class technology, such as the giant movie screen and numerous websites. Adding on to the large mix, LifeWay recently announced the launch of its new website largely created for the purpose of outreach.
"We believe providing conversation starters and other suggestions for discussing the film will help generate opportunities for one to share their faith with a friend or colleague," said Gary McClure, LifeWay's e-business marketing manager, in a released statement. "Simply put, LifeWay's site is the Christian's complement to Narnia.com." more >>
LifeWay Christian Resources, one of the world’s largest providers of Christian products and services, held its semi-annual meeting on Tuesday, during which the company’s trustees, by unanimous vote, authorized $6 million in reserve funds to assist Southern Baptist Disaster Relief efforts.
The funding will begin immediately and continue throughout the 2006 fiscal year, which runs from Oct. 1, 2005, through Sept. 30, 2006, according to statement released by LifeWay.
LifeWay President James T. Draper, who recommended the action to the trustees’ executive committee, said that the funds will be dispersed, “based on specific identified needs,” with expected recipients including, “[Southern Baptist] conventions in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, to states assisting in handling evacuees, and possibly to the North American Mission Board and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.” more >>
The 59-member board of trustees of LifeWay Christian Resources, one of the world’s largest providers of Christian products and services, last night unanimously approved Dr. Thom S. Rainer to become the organization’s ninth president.
Confirmed as president-elect, Rainer will begin Oct. 17 and work alongside Lifeway President James T. Draper Jr. until Draper’s retirement on Feb. 1, 2006.
"This is a great day for all Southern Baptists and for LifeWay Christian Resources," said Rick Evans, pastor of Dalraida Baptist Church, Montgomery, Ala., and chairman of the LifeWay presidential search committee, who recommended Rainer in early August. "Dr. Rainer will provide the kind of leadership that will enable us to be the leading producer of Christian materials for years to come. His theological and doctrinal positions are synonymous with who we are as Southern Baptists. He is a visionary who possesses the skills to both communicate and administer the goals of LifeWay." more >>
The 59-member board of trustees representing one of the world's largest distributors of Christian products and services today nominated a new president to take the helm.
Dr. Thom S. Rainer may become LifeWay Christian Resources's next president after James T. Draper Jr. retires next year due to his "love for LifeWay" and a "commitment to do what is best."
Rainer is dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Church Growth at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. He said he was "honored and excited to be the nominee of the search committee." more >>