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Seven tips for the 2007 tax-filing season

Posted: 12/14/07

Seven tips for the 2007 tax-filing season

By Sherre Stephens

Get Organized.

Early preparation for the upcoming tax filing season is best. A survey for the 2006 tax season showed that 2 in 5 Americans procrastinate when it comes to filing their tax return. Whether you are an early or late preparer, here are tips to aid in preparing your 2007 tax return.


End of CBF/ABC partnership leaves future of medical/retirement benefits in doubt

Posted: 12/14/07

End of CBF/ABC partnership leaves future
of medical/retirement benefits in doubt

By John Pierce

Baptists Today

ATLANTA (ABP)—A seven-year partnership between American Baptists and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, which has allowed CBF-related churches to buy retirement and medical benefits, will end Dec. 31.

The end of the partnership is leaving some church leaders confused about the future of their benefits. The arrangement is between CBF’s seven-year-old Church Benefits Board and the 96-year-old Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board of the American Baptist Churches.

Huckabee’s surge in polls brings new media attention, scrutiny

Posted: 12/14/07

Huckabee’s surge in polls brings
new media attention, scrutiny

By Robert Marus

Associated Baptist Press

WASHINGTON (ABP)—Mike Huckabee has gone from long-shot candidate to serious GOP presidential contender in only a few weeks—and his media coverage has gone from curious bemusement to serious analysis of his past record.

The result is both good and bad for the former governor of Arkansas and pastor who served as president of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention.

Mike Huckabee

Former atheist shapes God-centered program in Moldova

Posted: 12/14/07
Tatiana Ceban is working with Children’s Emergency Relief International to develop a transitional living program for young people who have graduated from the government-run orphanages in Moldova.

Former atheist shapes
God-centered program in Moldova

By Craig Bird

Baptist Child & Family Services

SAN ANTONIO—Five weeks in North Carolina undid a lifetime of atheistic indoctrination for Tatiana Ceban. Nearly 14 years later, she is helping Baptist Child & Family Services craft a transitional living program for youth who have aged out of government-run orphanages in Moldova.

“The most important goal is to teach everything through God’s perspective,” she said.

BaptistWay Bible Series for December 23: More than meets the eye

Posted: 12/14/07

BaptistWay Bible Series for December 23

More than meets the eye

• Mark 4:21-34

By Andrew Daugherty

 
 
 
 
 
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