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Bush greets seminarians at Habitat for Humanity worksite
NEW ORLEANS (BP)--When a group from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary arrived at a Habitat for Humanity project in the Upper Ninth Ward on Aug. 29, they expected a hard day’s work. What they didn’t expect was to meet the president of the United States.
NOBTS family puts ‘hands and feet to Gospel’ on anniversary
Subjects like pastoral ministry, missions and evangelism were not taught in the classroom on this day, but in the city. Real-world training took place in hard-hit areas like the Ninth Ward, St. Bernard Parish and the seminary’s own Gentilly neighborhood. The volunteers’ work was a message of love, hope and God’s grace -– a hug for the hurting city.
Groups gutted homes, chopped waist-high weeds, worked on churches and prayed. Roving counseling and evangelism teams also walked through neighborhoods offering hope, encouragement and a Gospel witness not only in English but in Spanish as well. Most of all, the groups illustrated the love of God in word and in deed.
Teams went out in groups of 10-15 people wearing bright yellow-green shirts imprinted with the day’s theme -– “NOBTS: Rebuilding New Orleans in Jesus’ Name.”
NOBTS urban missions professor Ken Taylor, co-organizer of the service project, said he hopes the day will help the seminary community see how widespread the hurricane devastation is. Read More
Seminarians share Katrina stories to aid in N.O. healing
NEW ORLEANS (BP)--For each person affected by Hurricane Katrina, there is a story. And healing comes in the telling. Read More
CULTURE DIGEST: Wal-Mart partners with homosexual group; businesses campaign to legalize alcohol sales; ...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, has taken another step away from its family oriented roots by entering a partnership with the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, a move the chamber’s president said Wal-Mart initiated. Read More
Southwestern trustee's sermon on tongues prompts response
FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)--A Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary board of trustee member told a chapel audience Aug. 29 he speaks in tongues "in his private prayer life" -- prompting the seminary to issue a statement saying most trustees and faculty members likely would disagree with his theology. Read More
Mark Corts, 68, leaves legacy in missions, mentoring & SBC
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (BP)--C. Mark Corts, a pastor who made an impact in missions, on young pastors and on the theological direction of the Southern Baptist Convention, died Aug. 29 at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Integrity in ministry
WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)--In 1 Timothy 3:2 the Bible says leaders in the church must be “blameless” (NKJV), “above reproach” (NIV). In recent days a number of stories have appeared in the media concerning well-known ministers forced to resign because of inappropriate or unwise actions. Read More