Baptist Press Archive

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

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  • Law prof Phillip E. Johnson pulled on Darwinism’s loose ends

    by Susan Welch, posted Wednesday, February 08, 2006 (12 years ago)

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    Speaking with students

    Intelligent Design proponent Phillip E. Johnson talks with students after a lecture at Campbell University's Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law. Photo courtesy Campbell University.

    BUIES CREEK, N.C. (BP)--While on sabbatical in London, law professor Phillip E. Johnson, was looking for something to write about. He stumbled upon Darwin’s theory of evolution.

    A teacher of contemporary legal theory at the University of California at Berkeley and someone who had recently had a conversion experience, Johnson decided that Darwinism was not just scientific theory but the story of creation for our time and began to question and investigate the theory. Read More

  • New LifeWay president praised as visionary, friend, father

    by Kelly Davis, posted Wednesday, February 08, 2006 (12 years ago)

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    Draper and Rainer

    Retired LifeWay President Jimmy Draper presents Thom S. Rainer the presidential medallion at Rainer's inauguration ceremony held in LifeWay's Van Ness Auditorium Feb. 6. Photo by Kent Harville

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Family, friends, Southern Baptist leaders and employees of LifeWay Christian Resources celebrated the installation of Thom S. Rainer Feb. 6 during his inauguration ceremony as the ninth president of LifeWay Christian Resources.

    Unanimously approved in September 2005 by the LifeWay trustees, Rainer is LifeWay’s ninth president, succeeding James T. Draper Jr., who led the organization for nearly 15 years. Read More

  • Vote on Joseph Bunce is unanimous for N.M. exec

    by John Loudat, posted Wednesday, February 08, 2006 (12 years ago)

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (BP)--Messengers to a special meeting of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico Jan. 31 elected Joseph L. Bunce as the BCNM’s new executive director. Bunce reported for duty the next day. Read More

  • Ray E. Sanders selected as editor of Okla. Baptist Messenger

    by Staff, posted Wednesday, February 08, 2006 (12 years ago)

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (BP)--Ray E. Sanders, communications team leader and spokesman for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, was selected as the ninth editor of the Baptist Messenger by the BGCO board of directors during its Feb. 7 meeting. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Common mistakes in congregational church government

    by Alan Branch, posted Wednesday, February 08, 2006 (12 years ago)

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)--I celebrate congregational ecclesiology. However, what many Baptist churches claim as a Biblical ecclesiology is merely a flawed model they have practiced for a long time and have “baptized” in Christian terminology. While many churches claim to practice a New Testament model, they in fact practice a dysfunctional imitation of the real thing. Read More