Baptist Press Archive

Thursday, March 23, 2000

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  • Baptists helping Mozambicans recover lives, find new life

    by Sue Sprenkle, posted Thursday, March 23, 2000 (18 years ago)

    MACIA, Mozambique (BP)--When Rebecca Augusto surveys the Macia relief camp, she doesn't see the makeshift tents made out of torn tarp or children crying because of hunger. Instead, she sees a miracle. Read More

  • Gift of drinkable water shows Christ's love, volunteers say

    by Sue Sprenkle, posted Thursday, March 23, 2000 (18 years ago)

    JANTIGUE, Mozambique (BP)--The woman lay exhausted on the ground almost 10 feet from the water spigot. From the deep, muddy trail behind her, Dale Duncan guessed that she crawled until she could no longer move -- all for a drink of water.

    The Southern Baptist volunteer from North Carolina pulled an empty bottle from the truck and filled it up. He walked over to the elderly woman, brushed away the flies, held her head up and gave her a drink.

    "This lady was near death and couldn't get to the ... Read More

  • Student fees may be used to fund objectionable groups, justices say

    by Tom Strode, posted Thursday, March 23, 2000 (18 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP)--Public colleges and universities may use mandatory student activity fees to fund organizations Christian and other students object to on ideological or political grounds, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled March 22.

    The unanimous decision by the justices overturned opinions by both a federal court and a U.S. court of appeals that the free-speech and association rights of three law students had been violated by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The students, all conservative Chris... Read More

  • Violent & popular video games need heightened scrutiny, senator says

    by Todd Starnes, posted Thursday, March 23, 2000 (18 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP)--Voicing objections to the video game industry's carte-blanche tactics to "confuse and corrupt" the country's children, the chairman of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee convened a March 21 hearing on video game violence.

    "We are here to discuss the potential impact of an increasingly powerful medium," said Sen. Sam Brownback, R.-Kan. "When it comes to violent television and movies, literally thousands of studies have pointed to a negative link between watching violence and an... Read More

  • Maintain 'uniqueness of Jesus' amid modern pluralism, Newport counsels

    by Cory J. Hailey, posted Thursday, March 23, 2000 (18 years ago)

    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)--In a world that regards religious truth as a smorgasbord of personal preferences, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary must maintain its conviction that Christ is the sole means of salvation and that God continues his work in history despite Satan's schemes.

    John Newport, Southwestern's distinguished professor of philosophy of religion emeritus, brought that message during a Founders Day service March 9. Founders Day is an annual commemoration of the Fort Worth, Te... Read More