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Friday, April 26, 2002

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  • 'I Can Only Imagine' honors take MercyMe to new level

    by Todd Starnes, posted Friday, April 26, 2002 (16 years ago)

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    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

    by Staff, posted Friday, April 26, 2002 (16 years ago)

    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.

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  • MercyMe, Third Day, Smitty at 2002 Dove Awards forefront

    by Todd Starnes & Michael Winn, posted Friday, April 26, 2002 (16 years ago)

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    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
          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.

          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

    by Julie Stahl, posted Friday, April 26, 2002 (16 years ago)

    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

    by Staff, posted Friday, April 26, 2002 (16 years ago)

    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

    by Staff, posted Friday, April 26, 2002 (16 years ago)

    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

  • Moore's life statement: God's gift of freedom

    by Jerilynn Armstrong, posted Friday, April 26, 2002 (16 years ago)

    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

    by Jerilynn Armstrong, posted Friday, April 26, 2002 (16 years ago)

    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.

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  • FIRST-PERSON: Karen Hughes' priceless choice

    by Kelly Boggs, posted Friday, April 26, 2002 (16 years ago)

    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