Baptist Press Archive

Tuesday, April 23, 2002

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  • BeachReachers minister to spring break crowds

    by Polly House, posted Tuesday, April 23, 2002 (16 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Another year of BeachReach has come and gone, with 625 college students witnessing God's touch in the lives of college students from across the United States.

    Students from campuses across the country ministered on the Panama City, Fla., beaches during the month of March, recording 106 students' professions of faith and 23 decisions to rededicate their lives to Christ. Read More

  • 1,000 senior adults tour Southwestern Seminary

    by Lauri Arnold, posted Tuesday, April 23, 2002 (16 years ago)

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    A group of senior adults prays for Southwestern Seminary in the prayer mall during April 15 tours of the Fort Worth campus. Photo courtesy by Richard D. McCormack
          FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)--When Henry Ford began to produce the Model-T at the turn of the century, you could purchase one in any color -- as long as it was black. The same could be said of Southern Baptists' choice for a seminary education.

          At the time, only Southern Seminary existed.

          That changed in 1910 when B.H. Carroll established Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. In mid-April approximately 1000 senior adults, some who were alive when the seminary was founded, toured the campus of the Southern Baptist Convention's second -- and now its largest -- seminary. Read More

  • State senator seeks Mo. health dept, attorney general review of sex event

    by Art Toalston, posted Tuesday, April 23, 2002 (16 years ago)

    EDITORS' NOTE: The following story contains material not suited for children.

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (BP)--A state senator has introduced a resolution calling for the Missouri department of health and attorney general to investigate the safety and legality of sex-oriented events such as a "Beat Me in St. Louis" conference April 26-28 at a Howard Johnson facility near Lambert Airport. Read More

  • FamilyNet to reprise animated series 'JOT'

    by Staff, posted Tuesday, April 23, 2002 (16 years ago)

    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)--The classic animated series "JOT," created in 1964 by the former Southern Baptist Radio & Television Commission, will return to the airwaves on FamilyNet Television in May. "JOT Classics" will air daily during FamilyNet's children's block beginning May 6 and will be compiled for product sales. Read More

  • Hometown Legend: faith & football

    by Kaylan Christopher, posted Tuesday, April 23, 2002 (16 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Though it premieres during baseball season, "Hometown Legend" is a football film. This Christian-based movie, now showing in secular theatres, is based on a novel written by Jerry Jenkins, coauthor of the "Left Behind" series. Jenkins and his son, Dallas, also produced the movie. Read More