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Crackdown on online child porn begins; nearly 90 are charged
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
Trustees approve $4.9 million budget; move closer to finalizing land deal
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)--Midwestern Seminary trustees approved a $4.9 million budget for 2002-03 during their regular meeting March 11-12 in Kansas City. Trustees also voted to continue the process of acquiring the Farmland, Inc., property adjacent to campus. Read More
Barnes tapped to lead Nevada Baptists
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
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 ...?'
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