September 15, 2014
2001 9/11 Terrorist Attacks
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Dayna Curry's stateside family helped mobilize worldwide prayer
MT. JULIET, Tenn. (BP)--For family members of released Afghanistan hostage Dayna Curry, Thanksgiving came a week early on Nov. 15.
Draper urges attention to America's war of faith
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--While everyone realizes America is at war against terrorism, few realize the nation also is embroiled in a war of faith, James T. Draper Jr. told state convention leaders meeting at LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention.
FIRST-PERSON: The dangerous politics of cultural despair
JACKSON, Tenn. (BP)--While it is always risky to draw historical analogies, a legitimate parallel can be identified between the Germany of the early 20th century and the Muslim world today. The condition they share is the politics of cultural despair.
Christian workers pray for awakening among Muslims
JERUSALEM (BP)--Secretly gathered behind closed doors, they study their Bibles. Professing belief in the Scriptures can result in violent attacks or worse.
Six SBC leaders join Dec. 16 call to prayer for Muslims
RICHMOND, Va. (BP)--Six Southern Baptist leaders have joined Southern Baptist Convention President James Merritt's call for a day of prayer for Muslims on Dec. 16.
Southern prof questions Bush's statements on peacefulness of Islam
JACKSON, Tenn. (BP)--James Chancellor, the W.O. Carver Professor of World Religion and World Missions at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, said that while his intentions were well-motivated, President Bush's statement that Islam means peace "is just goofy."
Barna: Terrorist attacks did not change most Americans spiritually
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Americans went to church in droves after September 11th, but few of them found anything "sufficiently life-changing" to keep them there, says George Barna, whose most recent poll was released this week. Barna also found that after Black Tuesday fewer people believe in absolute truth, rather they lean toward a circumstantial ethic.
FIRST-PERSON: A prof's dream, an 'open God' & what to do about Sept. 11
EVANSTON, Ill. (BP)--Professor Plum began to nod as the conference speaker droned on about the "openness of God," the claim that good Bible believers could doubt that the future was settled in God's eyes. These after-lunch sessions were tough on the listeners, particularly those whose body clocks were still set on another time zone. The old prof was fortunate to have a back row seat beside by a wall where he could lean his head. Lean he did, and before long, he was dreaming.
In print & online resources, LifeWay urges prayer for revival
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention is urging Southern Baptists through print and online resources to be a catalyst for revival in the midst of disaster.
Islam no barrier to gospel, seminarian learns firsthand
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--Thirteen Muslim men sat in a circle, machetes at their side. Three of them were religious leaders, four of them village heads.
FIRST-PERSON: Franklin Graham: a good balance between charity & plain speaking
EVANSTON, Ill. (BP)--Along with other media types, those in the publishing industry speak of edge. Some magazines have it; some don't.
Child-care volunteers make impact on youngest victims of attack
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (BP)--"Did you know my daddy's castle fell down?" the 7-year-old boy asked Judy Freeman, a Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteer from Westchester, Ohio. "My daddy was in his castle and he died."
Graham stands by statement calling Islam 'wicked, violent'
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP)--Evangelist Franklin Graham is not backing away from his statements aired on a national news program that Islam is "wicked, violent and not of the same god."
Land, Reccord, others ask Bush to proclaim day of reconciliation
WASHINGTON (BP)--Southern Baptist Convention entity heads Richard Land and Robert Reccord have joined other evangelical leaders in asking President Bush to declare Nov. 21 as a National Day of Reconciliation.
Terrorist attacks buffet National Quartet Convention
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--The 2001 National Quartet Convention began on Sept. 10 and, on Sept. 11, it became a gathering they will never forget.

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