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Wisconsin legislator, university profs want ban of Intelligent Design in public schools
MADISON, Wis. (BP)--In an unprecedented political move to protect evolution, a Wisconsin state representative -– backed by 13 professors from the University of Wisconsin -– has introduced a bill that could ban the teaching of Intelligent Design and creationism in the state’s public schools. Read More
Law prof Phillip E. Johnson pulled on Darwinism’s loose ends
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
CULTURE DIGEST: Rumblings of revival begin on college campus; offensive cartoons threaten Iraqi Christians
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--A massive movement of prayer on a college campus has led to an extended time of corporate worship that had some students staying in the school’s chapel as long as 11 hours, and a Southern Baptist evangelism leader hopes it could be one of the spots where revival breaks out among a new generation. Read More
New LifeWay president praised as visionary, friend, father
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
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
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
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