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Wednesday, April 13, 2005

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  • Dembski: Intelligent design offers alternative to Darwinism

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, April 13, 2005 (13 years ago)

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    William Dembski

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--Intelligent design has generated controversy because it deals with issues at the core of the current debate between secularists and people with a Christian worldview, said William Dembski, one of the ID movement's leading thinkers.

          "These issues of intelligent design and creation really cut to the heart of worldviews, what we are about, how we're putting life together and what's ultimately meaningful, what morality is based on," Dembski said in speaking on "Darwinism and the Church: a Conversation on Design and Cultural Engagement" at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Read More

  • Science blog to focus on intelligent design

    by Staff, posted Wednesday, April 13, 2005 (13 years ago)

    SEATTLE (BP)--Intelligent design is the subject of a new science blog to explore the growing evidence for purpose and design in the universe and in earth’s life systems. Read More

  • Dead Sea Scrolls still kindle archaeological debate, Ortiz says

    by Michael McCormack, posted Wednesday, April 13, 2005 (13 years ago)

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    Ancient rituals

    The ancient Qumran community where the Dead Sea Scrolls were first discovered in 1948 included many ritual baths like the one pictured here, which yield insight into the site’s inhabitants. Photo by Gary D. Myers

    MOBILE, Ala. (BP)--The 1948 discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls proved to be the greatest archaeological find of the 20th century. But more than 50 years after their discovery, many questions remain as to who wrote them and who actually lived at the Dead Sea community of Qumran where they were discovered.

    Steven Ortiz, associate professor of biblical archaeology and director of the Center for Archaeological Research at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, addressed some of these questions, as part of the Gulf Coast Exploreum’s Dead Sea Scrolls lecture series in Mobile, Ala. Included in the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit are a number of ancient artifacts from the Bible Lands Museum of the Center for Archaeological Research of the seminary. Read More

  • Seminary Extension awards first diplomas for Spanish studies

    by Staff, posted Wednesday, April 13, 2005 (13 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Seminary Extension, a ministry of the six Southern Baptist seminaries, has awarded four Spanish-speaking students diplomas in pastoral ministries -– the entity’s first such diplomas for coursework taught entirely in Spanish. Read More

  • Roy Fish called worthy choice for new school’s name at SWBTS

    by Brent Thompson, posted Wednesday, April 13, 2005 (13 years ago)

    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)--When Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary named its new school of evangelism and missions for Roy Fish, the seminary chose to honor a man whose name is virtually synonymous with a passion for lost souls, seminary officials and leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention said. Read More

  • Southeastern raises $16.9 million, reaching initial goal

    by Jason Hall, posted Wednesday, April 13, 2005 (13 years ago)

    WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)--Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary's capital fundraising campaign "Scholarship on Fire!" has exceeded its first-phase goal, with more than $16.9 million in gifts and pledges received. President Daniel Akin described the news as another sign of God's blessing on the seminary. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Starting with me & my church

    by Joe McKeever, posted Wednesday, April 13, 2005 (13 years ago)

    NEW ORLEANS (BP)--Have you ever fainted? I did once, in a cafeteria. I had taken my sons and daughter-in-law to dinner while my wife was out of town. Standing in the line, I began to feel queasy. Read More