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Roberts: There's a mission field on America's doorstep
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
Evangelicals strong opponents of assisted suicide, poll shows
WASHINGTON (BP)--Evangelical Christians stand strongly opposed to physician-assisted suicide in contrast to an American public that is closely divided over the issue, according to a new survey. Read More
BBC censored pro-life videotape, court rules
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
New LifeWay ministry will bring quality training events to churches
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--A new ministry from LifeWay Conference Centers is designed to bring special high-value and high-quality training events to participating churches, their staffs and their lay leaders, beginning in 2003. Read More