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Land, others call on Bush to denounce anti-Semitism
WASHINGTON (BP)--President Bush has been urged to condemn the "growing specter" of anti-Semitism in a letter from seven Christian and conservative leaders. Read More
'I Can Only Imagine' honors take MercyMe to new level
Bart Millard, the author of I Can Only Imagine, and MercyMe take honors at the 2002 Dove Awards for their hit praise and worship song. Photo by Morris Abernathy
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--It took more than 10 years to compose but MercyMe's "I Can Only Imagine" has quickly become one of Christian music's most passionate worship songs. Read More
Q&A: MercyMe's Bart Millard discusses Southern Baptists & worship music
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--MercyMe's Bart Millard grew up in a Southern Baptist church in Greenville, Texas. The 29-year-old singer and songwriter is one of three Baptists who make up the five-man band and he says the irony isn't lost that one of the nation's most popular praise and worship groups is predominantly Southern Baptist.
MercyMe, Third Day, Smitty at 2002 Dove Awards forefront
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Breakthrough artist MercyMe and its lead songwriter, Southern Baptist evangelist Bart Millard, won the prestigious Song of the Year honor for "I Can Only Imagine," capping off a night of celebration for contemporary Christian music at the 33rd Annual Dove Awards April 25 at the Grand Ole Opry House and broadcast nationally by PAX TV.
Nicole C. Mullen
Nicole C. Mullen won the Dove Award for Female Vocalist of the Year and a Dove for Short Form video for "Call on Jesus." Photo by Morris Abernathy
Perennial honoree Michael W. Smith earned five Doves, including the evening's major award, Artist of the Year, bringing his career total to 33 awards.
Last year's big winner, Third Day, added to its momentum with five Doves, taking home Group of the Year for the second straight year. Read More
If Bethlehem negotiations fail, Israelis to weigh military option
BETHLEHEM (BP)--Israel would consider using a military option to remove terrorists and hostages from the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem if negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority fail to resolve the standoff crisis there, CNSNews.com reported an Israeli army spokesman saying April 26 in Bethlehem. Read More
SBC Executive Committee, boards, ERLC, committee nominees announced
ST. LOUIS (BP)--Nominees to serve on the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, the four denominational boards -- International Mission Board, North American Mission Board, LifeWay Christian Resources, and Annuity Board -- the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, the six seminaries and the Committee on Order of Business have been selected by the 2002 SBC Committee on Nominations. Read More
Committee on Committees, resolutions panel appointed
ST. LOUIS (BP)--Appointments to two key committees to serve during the June 11-12 annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in St. Louis have been announced by SBC President James Merritt. Read More
Children's welfare must prevail over clergy restoration, Land says
WASHINGTON (BP)--The welfare of children, not restoration for the clergy, should be the priority in dealing with sexual abuse by church leaders, Southern Baptist ethics leader Richard Land says. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Pedophiles, Catholic response, media hypocrisy & Boy Scouts
LYNCHBURG, Va. (BP)--It is time for the Catholic Church to get serious about protecting children. Read More
Senate committee approves homosexual rights measure
WASHINGTON (BP)--A U.S. Senate committee has approved legislation that would provide employment protection to homosexuals. Read More
Author Beth Moore teaches hope at national women's convention
FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)--Greeted by applause and a standing ovation, Beth Moore welcomed almost 7,000 women to the first National Christian Women's Convention, meeting in her home state of Texas.
Moore's life statement: God's gift of freedom
FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)--The topic was freedom and the message was personal to Beth Moore who spoke April 19 during the National Christian Women's Convention sponsored by LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Read More
Speaking in another's love language restores relationships, author says
FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)--The love doctor was in the house April 19. At least that was the introduction Karolyn Chapman gave her husband, Gary, as they spoke on the topic of relationships during the National Women's Convention sponsored by LifeWay Christian Resources.
FIRST-PERSON: Karen Hughes' priceless choice
McMINNVILLE, Ore. (BP)--Karen Hughes can probably relate to something author Charlotte Montgomery once shared. Years ago she told "Good Housekeeping" (May 1959) about a third-grade paper one of her children penned. The subject was how Montgomery budgeted her time. Her daughter wrote, "... one-half time on home, one-half time on outside things, one-half time writing." Read More