Baptist Press Archive

Thursday, March 08, 2007

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  • Trustees to vote on third-generation missionary as new NAMB president

    by Mike Ebert, posted Thursday, March 08, 2007 (11 years ago)

    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)--Missionary work has been part of Geoff Hammond’s life from his earliest days. He was born on the mission field to British parents who were serving in Nigeria. His father was born in China to missionary parents.

          “Among my earliest memories are the times I accompanied my dad, traveling from village to village in Africa and listening to him preach the Gospel,” the 49-year-old Hammond said.

    Later, he and wife Debbie served seven years with the International Mission Board as missionaries in Brazil. Read More

  • Missionary’s love for her state includes its pockets of poverty

    by Mickey Noah, posted Thursday, March 08, 2007 (11 years ago)

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    With an eye toward extending Baptists’ compassion throughout Arkansas, ministry evangelism director Diana Lewis (left) in Little Rock looks over a map of the state with co-worker Oleta Raines. Photo by William Pope
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (BP)--When the North American Mission Board and the Arkansas Baptist Convention appointed Diana Lewis as state ministry evangelism director nearly 15 years ago, it was a bittersweet assignment.

    “I am a missionary in Arkansas, my home state, so it’s a lot of fun for me,” Lewis said. “I get to travel all over my home state and work with churches that are conducting ministries in the local mission fields. Read More

  • 9 million uninsured children: coalition calls for action

    by Tom Strode, posted Thursday, March 08, 2007 (11 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP)—-Providing 9 million uninsured children access to quality healthcare should be a top priority for the country’s government officials, Southern Baptist ethics specialist Richard Land and a variety of other religious leaders say. Read More

  • Adoption provides a picture of the Gospel, Southern profs say

    by Garrett E. Wishall, posted Thursday, March 08, 2007 (11 years ago)

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--Reflection on how people become a part of God’s family and God’s command to care for orphans reveals the value and importance of adoption, Randy Stinson said recently at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Read More

  • Archaeologist recounts discovery of oldest biblical text

    by Brent Thompson, posted Thursday, March 08, 2007 (11 years ago)

    FORT WORTH, Texas(BP)--Serendipity plays a role in many of the world’s greatest discoveries, and this was no less the case for biblical archaeologist Gabriel “Gaby” Barkay during a dig he led in Jerusalem 30 years ago. Barkay never would have guessed that a pesky child with a hammer would reveal the resting place of the oldest piece of biblical text ever discovered. Read More

  • Dawkins’ atheistic arguments are weak, Oxford prof says

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Thursday, March 08, 2007 (11 years ago)

    NEW ORLEANS (BP)--The latest book by evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, “The God Delusion,” is an attempt to shore up the faith of atheists, Oxford theologian Alister McGrath said at a meeting of the Evangelical Philosophical Society at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Read More

  • Apologist: Objective moral values evidence of God's existence

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Thursday, March 08, 2007 (11 years ago)

    NEW ORLEANS (BP)--The existence of objective moral values is evidence for God’s existence, Paul Copan, a philosopher and Christian apologist, said at a meeting of the Evangelical Philosophical Society at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Read More