Baptist Press Archive

Tuesday, July 10, 2001

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  • Bush should replace Surgeon General, ERLC's Land says

    by Tom Strode, posted Tuesday, July 10, 2001 (16 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP)--The United States surgeon general's report on promoting "responsible sexual behavior" is a flawed approach that demonstrates why there should be a new person in the office, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention's ethics agency says. Read More

  • Texas leader honored with Black SBC Heritage Award

    by Linda Lawson, posted Tuesday, July 10, 2001 (16 years ago)

    GLORIETA, N.M. (BP)--The 10th annual Black Southern Baptist Convention Heritage Award was presented July 4 to James W. Culp Sr., who is retiring this year as coordinator of the black church development division of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

    The award was presented at a banquet during Black Church Leadership Week, July 2-6, at LifeWay (N.M.) Glorieta Conference Center.

    Culp joined the BGCT in 1982 as black church relations consultant when the state convention included approximately 80 predominantly African American churches. Today, more than 700 African American churches are affiliated with the BGCT. Read More

  • CP giving down, designated gifts remain high

    by Staff, posted Tuesday, July 10, 2001 (16 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Gifts to the Southern Baptist Convention's Cooperative Program of $15,642,033.39 were .04 percent below the total for June 2000, according to a news release from the treasurer of the SBC, Morris H. Chapman. Read More

  • Humanitarian issues dominate BWA; CBF membership application denied

    by Wendy Ryan, posted Tuesday, July 10, 2001 (16 years ago)

    CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI, Canada (BP)--In this coastal birthplace of Canada, leaders of the Baptist World Alliance approved actions on religious liberty, the forgiveness of the national debts, and the HIV/AIDS epidemic, welcomed five new members and elected new staff at the annual general council meetings, July 2-7. Read More

  • Global reports of Baptist ministry shared at BWA meeting

    by Wendy Ryan, posted Tuesday, July 10, 2001 (16 years ago)

    CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI, Canada (BP)--When Baptist leaders gather from the far corners of the world at the General Council meeting of the Baptist World Alliance, it is always a time of rich fellowship, action and challenge for the growth and strength of Baptist worldwide witness. Read More

  • Indiana residents seek to block controversial play

    by Lawrence Morahan, posted Tuesday, July 10, 2001 (16 years ago)

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (BP)--Residents of Fort Wayne, Ind., and 21 members of the Indiana General Assembly have filed a federal lawsuit to stop college performances of a play that portrays Christ as a drinker and a homosexual. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: How to be part of America's answer and not another of her problems

    by Joe McKeever, posted Tuesday, July 10, 2001 (16 years ago)

    KENNER, La. (BP)--It was the Fourth of July, a holiday for most people, but as pastor of a Baptist church in my Mississippi town, I was in the car headed for the local hospitals to make my rounds, when I turned the car radio to a political rally being held two counties over. My wife says only the worst political junkie would listen to a rally when he did not know any of the candidates. I'm glad I did. Each candidate for various offices was given five minutes to make their case for election. One candidate for sheriff told this story. Read More

  • VP, music prof retires after 35 years at Southwestern

    by Mark Cheslik, posted Tuesday, July 10, 2001 (16 years ago)

    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)--His father was a Methodist and his mother a Baptist. For Scotty Wayne Gray, the denominational difference didn't matter because both of his parents loved God. And, they loved music. Read More

  • Christian men urged to be spiritual leaders at home

    by Linda Lawson, posted Tuesday, July 10, 2001 (16 years ago)

    GLORIETA, N.M. (BP)--"If men are going to love their wives as Christ loved the church, they must study the Bible to learn how Christ loved the church," James Richardson told men attending a July 5 conference. Read More

  • Pastor says churches losing those they win

    by Charles Willis, posted Tuesday, July 10, 2001 (16 years ago)

    NORFOLK, Va. (BP)--Southern Baptists have great vision and aspirations for winning the world to Christ, but they are losing members because of poor follow-up, a widely known pastor asserts in a new book. Read More

  • Congregational change takes time and patience, speaker warns

    by Linda Lawson, posted Tuesday, July 10, 2001 (16 years ago)

    GLORIETA, N.M. (BP)--When it comes to leading a church to change, there is only one word to describe the challenge -- monumental, Lyman Alexander told participants in a conference during Black Church Leadership Week at LifeWay Glorieta (N.M.) Conference Center. Read More