Baptist Press Archive

Wednesday, March 20, 2002

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  • Roberts: There's a mission field on America's doorstep

    by Michael Foust, posted Wednesday, March 20, 2002 (16 years ago)

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--The United States is home to an estimated 6.5 million Muslims, 6 million Jews, 5.1 million Mormons, 1.5 million Hindus and 1.5 million Buddhists.

          A mission field, Phil Roberts says, is on America's doorstep.

    The Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary president spoke Feb. 21 at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., as part of the three-day "Refining Responses to New and World Religions in the 21st Century" conference. It was held by Evangelical Ministries to New Religions, a group devoted to taking the Gospel to people of all religions. Read More

  • BBC censored pro-life videotape, court rules

    by Mike Wendling, posted Wednesday, March 20, 2002 (16 years ago)

    LONDON (BP)--A pro-life group scored a surprising victory in a top British appeals court when a judge ruled that the BBC and other broadcasters unlawfully refused to show an anti-abortion video during last June's general election campaign. Read More

  • NPR's Bradley, Scripps Howard's Mattingly to speak at conference

    by Staff, posted Wednesday, March 20, 2002 (16 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--National Public Radio's Barbara Bradley and Scripps-Howard columnist Terry Mattingly will join the list of professional journalists speaking and leading workshops at the 2002 Baptist Press Student Journalism Conference, Oct. 10-12 in Nashville. Read More

  • Christians discuss challenges of ministry through email

    by Ken Walker, posted Wednesday, March 20, 2002 (16 years ago)

    ERLANGER, Ky. (BP)--Like 90 percent of the ministers in America, David Wallace uses electronic mail in his professional and personal life. But for the new associate pastor at Montgomery Community Baptist church in neighboring Cincinnati, Ohio, this efficient method of communication will never replace face to face conversations. Read More

  • Churches discover outreach easy as click of the mouse

    by Ken Walker, posted Wednesday, March 20, 2002 (16 years ago)

    LAKE FOREST, Calif. (BP)--When Brad Johnson left Kentucky two years ago for Saddleback Valley Community Church, he vaulted to the forefront of Christendom's communications revolution. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Does your church break the law?

    by Larry Burkett, posted Wednesday, March 20, 2002 (16 years ago)

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. (BP)--Many churches break the law on a weekly basis. How? They make illegal copies of music. For some reason, there is a vague thought process assuming that "as long as it's for the Lord's work, it should be okay." Nothing could be further from the truth. Read More

  • GBC restructures evangelism unit, names Minnix leader

    by Joe Westbury, posted Wednesday, March 20, 2002 (16 years ago)

    ATLANTA (BP)--Mike Minnix, pastor of First Baptist Church, Lilburn, Ga. since 1990, will lead Georgia Baptist evangelism efforts as the result of a restructuring of the Evangelism Ministries unit of the state convention. In that new role he will shoulder enhanced responsibilities to help lead Georgia Baptists in their quest to reach more of the unchurched for Christ. Read More

  • Seminary provides new degree in social work

    by Shannon Baker, posted Wednesday, March 20, 2002 (16 years ago)

    NEW ORLEANS (BP)--A master of social work degree is one of the newest degrees offered at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. The MSW degree was approved by the seminary trustees in their annual spring meeting on March 12-13. Read More