Baptist Press Archive

Friday, April 08, 2005

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  • NBC's 'Revelations' skewed, 'Left Behind' authors warn

    by Staff, posted Friday, April 08, 2005 (13 years ago)

    WHEATON, Ill. (BP)--Jerry Jenkins and Tim LaHaye, whose “Left Behind” series made end-times theology a nationwide topic of discussion, have expressed wariness of NBC's apocalyptic mini-series "Revelations," which premieres April 13. Read More

  • SBC baptisms up in ’04, among several ACP gains

    by Chris Turner, posted Friday, April 08, 2005 (13 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Recently compiled statistics for the Southern Baptist Convention in 2004 show a reversal in recent downward trends in key categories such as baptisms and membership. These are “encouraging signs that the denomination may be heading in the right direction,” said LifeWay Christian Resources President James T. Draper Jr. Read More

  • Psych prof gains new passion for God, research, students

    by Kay Adkins, posted Friday, April 08, 2005 (13 years ago)

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    Patricia Schoenrade



    LIBERTY, Mo. (BP)--When Dr. Patricia Schoenrade interviewed for a teaching position at William Jewell College, she remembers giving a very dispassionate answer to an important question: “What does it mean to be a Christian?”

          “I remember saying something about Christ as the Savior of the world and the ultimate example for living.” As of that day in 1989, she confesses, Christ was a matter of the head and not the heart.

    Schoenrade was hired as professor of psychology at William Jewell, her clinical response to the question notwithstanding, and she continues to teach at the Liberty, Mo., campus. Read More

  • Judge allows discovery to proceed in Mo. entities case

    by Don Hinkle, posted Friday, April 08, 2005 (13 years ago)

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (BP)--A Missouri circuit judge April 5 directed that limited discovery could proceed in one of the two cases brought by the Missouri Baptist Convention against five breakaway MBC entities, while the initial case is pending in the Missouri Court of Appeals. Read More

  • Land counsels collegians to let faith influence public policies

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, April 08, 2005 (13 years ago)

    LEWISBURG, Pa. (BP)--Christians and other faith adherents should use their religiously influenced moral views to help shape government policies in a continued effort to recover from decades of absence from the public square, Southern Baptist ethics leader Richard Land told students at Bucknell University. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Stretching forward to ‘Judea’

    by Kenneth S. Hemphill, posted Friday, April 08, 2005 (13 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--If we are going to fulfill the challenge given to us by the resurrected Lord, we must commit to reaching Judea. This is not an option but a mandate. It is a mandate given to the local church. Thus, it is essential that each church think seriously about its strategy to reach Judea. You are probably beginning to suspect that you will need partners for such an ambitious goal. You are correct! Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: You call this pro-choice?

    by Kelly Boggs, posted Friday, April 08, 2005 (13 years ago)

    McMINNVILLE, Ore. (BP)--In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade that a woman has a “right” to an abortion. In so doing it set the stage for a scenario in which the government could force an abortion to be provided for a woman. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Pope John Paul II’s legacy

    by David S. Dockery, posted Friday, April 08, 2005 (13 years ago)

    JACKSON, Tenn. (BP)--No pope in recent memory has had the impact of John Paul II, whose death was mourned this week by many around the world. Read More