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Thursday, January 24, 2008

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  • Washington St. basketball coach walking by faith

    by Joshua Cooley, posted Thursday, January 24, 2008 (10 years ago)

    PULLMAN, Wash. (BP)--Tony Bennett asks a lot of questions.

          When he attended his first Fellowship of Christian Athletes camp in Colorado as a teenager, it sparked a spiritual curiosity that eventually led to his salvation. Former Nebraska football coaching icon Tom Osborne was the keynote speaker, and Bennett, raised in a Catholic church, took a laundry list of questions back to the small-group follow-up sessions.

          "I remember asking a ton of questions," Bennett said. "That's my nature. I pinned the huddle leader against a wall."

          Now, though, he is on the receiving end of questions. People want a lot more of your time when you preside over one of the best college basketball teams in the country.

          Bennett, the second-year head coach of Washington State University, is leading a modern-day hoops renaissance in obscure Pullman, Wash., where he is a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. Read More

  • Clinton, Obama vow Roe-affirming judges

    by Michael Foust, posted Thursday, January 24, 2008 (10 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--The 35th anniversary of Roe v. Wade didn't pass without nearly every presidential candidate stating either their opposition to or support of the controversial ruling and, by extension, underscoring the significance of this year's race. Read More

  • SCHIP veto override fails again in House

    by Staff, posted Thursday, January 24, 2008 (10 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP)--Congress again has fallen short in an effort to override a presidential veto of the expansion of a children's health insurance program. Read More

  • RESOURCE: 'New Guidebook for Pastors'

    by Tammi Reed Ledbetter, posted Thursday, January 24, 2008 (10 years ago)

    DALLAS (BP)--How do you counsel an abusive husband? Why should you re-evaluate a ministry every 18 months? Why do 60-year-old pastors tend to stop leading and start following? Should a pastor lead a split from a church? Read More

  • Ill & injured truckers get TransAlive's aid

    by Kay Adkins, posted Thursday, January 24, 2008 (10 years ago)

    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)--At a Wyoming truck stop, Louisiana trucker Charles Worcester was 1,600 miles from home when crisis struck: He had emergency colon cancer surgery. After nearly dying of complications from the surgery, he was transferred to Salt Lake City. Such was the long-distance, three-month ordeal for Worcester and, back in Louisiana, his wife Charlene.

    It could have been very lonely for Charles and worrisome for Charlene had it not been for Christians in Wyoming and Utah who mini... Read More

  • Emergency info vital to crisis ministry

    by Kay Adkins, posted Thursday, January 24, 2008 (10 years ago)

    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)--When a pastor's phone rings at midnight, it often signals an emergency or tragedy -- and early morning ministry.

    John Sharp, pastor of North Point Community Church in Columbia, S.C., rolled over to answer his phone around midnight last summer.

    Bob Hataway -- a chaplain for the North American Mission Board who heads up TransAlive, a ministry to professional truckers -- was on the line, telling Sharp that a driver from Columbia had been killed in an accident. Hata... Read More

  • Everett nominated as BGCT exec

    by Staff, posted Thursday, January 24, 2008 (10 years ago)

    DALLAS (BP)--Virginia pastor Randel Everett has been nominated as the next executive director of the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

    The executive director search committee's nomination is slated to be considered during the BGCT executive board meeting Feb. 25-26 in Dallas.

    Everett, 56, is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Newport News, Va., which is affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, and former president of the John Leland Center for Theological Studie... Read More

  • Kenyans confront tribal hatred

    by Erich Bridges, posted Thursday, January 24, 2008 (10 years ago)

    RICHMOND, Va. (BP)--Life goes on, even in a crowded camp for Kenyans fleeing the ethnic violence that has gripped their nation. Read More