Baptist Press Archive

Thursday, February 16, 2006

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  • IMB chairman & Okla. trustee report accountability dialogue

    by Staff, posted Thursday, February 16, 2006 (13 years ago)

    ROGERS, Ark. (BP)--“Constructive conversations appear to be bearing fruit” in the conflict between the International Mission Board’s trustees and an Oklahoma pastor, chairman Tom Hatley told Baptist Press Feb. 16. Read More

  • IMB officers seek withdrawal of request to remove trustee

    by Staff, posted Thursday, February 16, 2006 (13 years ago)

    RICHMOND, Va. (BP)--The executive committee of the Southern Baptist International Mission Board’s trustees has decided to ask the full board of trustees to consider a motion that would reverse the motion passed at its January meeting to recommend the removal from office of trustee Wade Burleson of Oklahoma. Read More

  • Newspaper story criticizes NAMB; entity calls story inaccurate

    by Staff, posted Thursday, February 16, 2006 (13 years ago)

    ATLANTA (BP)--A Baptist state newspaper's critical analysis of the North American Mission Board's operations has drawn a pointed response from the entity, which calls the newspaper's report inaccurate and unprofessional. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: In India, using the 7 senses

    by Nellie Ingleheart*, posted Thursday, February 16, 2006 (13 years ago)

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    Water buffalo wander the streets of India, causing people and cars to give them the right-of-way. Photo by Mark Weather

    INDIA (BP)--Taste, smell, sight, sound and touch -– there is such an explosion of the senses here in India that at least seven senses are needed to cover everything!

    Smell is one of the first senses that bombard a person. Just think in your mind what it would be like to step off a plane and smell a multiplicity of scents. The first odd smell was that of mothballs. Yes, that’s right. Apparently, the Indian people use mothballs as a form of air freshener.

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    Outside a Hindu temple in India, an elderly woman begs for money from those visiting the shrine.Photo by Melissa Alexander

    The next smell is that of the pollution. There is no EPA here; therefore, there is much black smoke coming from vehicles, especially auto rickshaws. It was quite an adjustment to get used to, but now we barely notice it.

    Now, the good smells –- garlic, ginger, curry, hot chilies and a myriad of spices. The smells draw you to vendors selling all kinds of authentic Indian cuisine. Tea is another fragrant smell. Indians love to mix tea, milk and sugar together and serve it to guests. It is called chai, and it is delicious. They serve it hot and can’t fathom drinking cold “iced” tea.

    Sight is the next sense that overwhelms you. There is so much beauty here amidst the dirt and dust. Tropical flowers are like an oasis among the dusty, dirty streets. Read More

  • Too many church guests are ignored, DOM says

    by Ken Walker, posted Thursday, February 16, 2006 (13 years ago)

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP)--When Thomas Hammond led a workshop eight years ago on how churches can become more visitor friendly, he had no idea he would stimulate an ongoing series of sessions that continue today. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Creating culture warriors

    by Penna Dexter, posted Thursday, February 16, 2006 (13 years ago)

    DALLAS (BP)--A recent Newsweek story describes the emphasis evangelical universities are placing on training debaters. The debate team at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., ranks number one in the nation. (Harvard is number 14.) Read More