Baptist Press Archive

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

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  • Gypsies' family ties conducive to their responsiveness to faith

    by Dea Davidson, posted Tuesday, March 25, 2008 (10 years ago)

    KRAKOW, Poland (BP)--When Jerry Goss attended a revival service "to please my wife" in 1992, the only Bible passage he knew was the Ten Commandments from the 1956 Charlton Heston movie.

          "But I said, 'Don't ask me to go to church again,'" Goss admits. "Then I went to the revival and it all made sense. I knew at that moment that I had sinned against God."

          Since accepting Christ that night at age 32, Goss knows no barriers to sharing his faith. In 2003, after serving God through mission trips and a jail ministry, he and his wife Brenda answered God's call to serve as missionaries among the approximately 30,000 to 60,000 Roma Gypsy people of Poland. Read More

  • He no longer avoids the Gypsies

    by Dea Davidson, posted Tuesday, March 25, 2008 (10 years ago)

    BUCHAREST, Romania (BP)--Cornel Tuns navigates many of the roads he traveled as a child in Romania as he locates Roma Gypsy villages near the capital city of Bucharest. Read More

  • Messianic pastor's son injured by bomb

    by Erin Roach, posted Tuesday, March 25, 2008 (10 years ago)

    ARIEL, Israel (BP)--In one of the most serious attacks against the persecuted Messianic community in Israel, the 15-year-old son of a well-known Messianic pastor was severely injured March 20 when he opened a package delivered to the family's home that turned out to be a bomb. Read More

  • Spike in Baylor tenure denials protested

    by Mark Kelly, posted Tuesday, March 25, 2008 (10 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--An unusually high number of faculty members at Baylor University have been denied tenure this semester, and one former Baylor professor believes the denials reflect the school's decision to turn away from its Baylor 2012 campaign to establish Baylor as both a Christian university and a top-tier research institution.

    Forty percent of the 30 faculty up for tenure this year were denied, contrasted with 14 percent in 2007 and 11 percent in 2006, according to William Dembs... Read More

  • Mohler tumor clear of cancer

    by Jeff Robinson, posted Tuesday, March 25, 2008 (10 years ago)

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, received good news March 24 from the results of his recent surgery: A tumor removed from his colon is not cancerous.

    Mohler, 48, underwent surgery March 20 to remove what was believed to be a pre-cancerous tumor, but he had to await the results of pathological testing to learn whether the tumor was malignant.

    Mohler made the announcement during Tuesday morning's chapel service March 25, to t... Read More

  • Witnessing to a 'CEO'

    by Keith Manuel, posted Tuesday, March 25, 2008 (10 years ago)

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP)--Before our south Louisiana dinner of crawfish and shrimp on Good Friday, my 11-year-old son, Jeremy, prayed a great prayer. "Lord," he said, "Please help people to know there is more to Easter than chocolate and bunnies. Help them to know it's about what You did for them." Read More