Baptist Press Archive

Tuesday, March 19, 2002

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  • Crackdown on online child porn begins; nearly 90 are charged

    by Staff, posted Tuesday, March 19, 2002 (15 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP)--Nearly 90 people -- including clergy, law-enforcement personnel and school employees -- have been charged in a crackdown on an Internet child pornography ring, the U.S. Department of Justice announced March 18. Read More

  • Seminary student trades life of comfort for life of poverty

    by Kelly Davis, posted Tuesday, March 19, 2002 (15 years ago)

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    Sharing Christ in Asia
    Seminary students from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary are trading the comforts of home for life in poverty stricken areas of southeast Asia.
        AMMAN, Jordan (BP)--Eric Stone's mother always secretly prayed that someone from her family would forsake the white picket fenced American dream, choosing instead a life of missionary service. God answered her prayer when Stone obeyed the mission calling.

          Now when Stone, a two-plus-two Southeastern Seminary missionary, steps outside of his apartment, he sees anything but a white picket fence. Read More

  • Christians see results of testimony in Asia

    by Kelly Davis, posted Tuesday, March 19, 2002 (15 years ago)

    AMMAN, Jordan (BP)--Southeastern Seminary missionary Brent Brown approached the village mosque hesitantly, unsure about the invitation from the village Muslim leader to talk openly about his Christian faith inside a mosque to a crowd of over 200 Muslims. Read More

  • Peggy Wehmeyer to speak at 2002 BP Journalism Conference

    by Staff, posted Tuesday, March 19, 2002 (15 years ago)

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    Peggy Wehmeyer
          NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Peggy Wehmeyer, who became the first correspondent to report for a major network on religious and spiritual issues, will be one of four keynote speakers for the second annual Baptist Press National Student Journalism Conference in Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 10-12, 2002.

          Wehmeyer, who covered religion for ABC News and reported for World News Tonight With Peter Jennings and 20/20, will join a team of evangelical Christian journalists to lead the conference from The Washington Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, National Public Radio, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Philadelphia Inquirer, North American Mission Board and the International Mission Board. Read More

  • Barnes tapped to lead Nevada Baptists

    by Sam Stanton, posted Tuesday, March 19, 2002 (15 years ago)

    RENO, Nevada (BP)--Thane Barnes, 45, pastor of Green Valley Baptist Church in Henderson, Nev., was named the new executive director/treasurer of the Nevada Baptist Convention at the March 5 meeting of the convention's Executive Board. Read More

  • The story of two believers and a kidney transplant

    by Jennifer Bryant, posted Tuesday, March 19, 2002 (15 years ago)

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (BP)--Does God provide Christians with signs or does everything just occur by coincidence? Ty Bilderback doesn't believe in coincidence in regards to his recent donation of a kidney to Elizabeth English, 40, who has been diagnosed with a kidney disorder since 1982. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: 'Did I ever tell you ...?'

    by Bob Reccord, posted Tuesday, March 19, 2002 (15 years ago)

    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)--I recall one of the greatest compliments my wife Cheryl ever gave me. She asked, "Did I ever tell you what ultimately made me fall in love with you?" I paused, then shook my head. Cheryl launched into a memory involving another student she'd been dating. Read More