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Thursday, April 29, 2004

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  • Calls for N. Korea’s freedom sounded by leaders, defectors at Capitol Hill rally

    by Tom Strode, posted Thursday, April 29, 2004 (13 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP)--Members of Congress and advocates of religious liberty and human rights joined with defectors from North Korea April 28 at a Capitol Hill rally for freedom from that Asian country’s oppressive regime.

          Barrett Duke, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission vice president for public policy, speaks at the North Korea Freedom Rally April 28 in Washington. "Jesus Himself taught us that all human beings are our neighbors,” Duke said, “and we have a responsibility for every human being on the face of the earth to assist them in their time of suffering." Read More

  • ERLC’s voter registration & education effort hits the Web

    by Dwayne Hastings, posted Thursday, April 29, 2004 (13 years ago)

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    Netting values-based voters

    The ERLC's groundbreaking Internet-based initiative to register and educate voters,, features a strong emphasis on the immediate and long-term importance of “values-based voting.”

    NASHVILLE (BP)--Before Americans go into the voting booth Nov. 2, Richard Land hopes they will do their homework.

          “To be uninformed or to not be involved in the process is to be irresponsible and to become part of the problem rather than part of the solution,” said Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. Read More

  • Meeting bricklayer’s need shows impact of deacon ministry

    by Leslie Ann Shoemake, posted Thursday, April 29, 2004 (13 years ago)

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    Replacements of love

    Bricklayer Robert Washington, left, shows pastor John Temple of First Baptist Church in Madison, Miss., tools purchased by the congregation and its deacon-led ministries. The tools replaced those he lost when his truck was stolen.

    MADISON, Miss. (BP)--In October, Robert Washington’s life changed in ways he never expected. The bricklayer’s truck, along with all of his tools, was stolen, leaving him without a vehicle and the tools necessary to do his work. His insurance covered the cost of his truck, but not the tools.

          He went to John Temple, pastor of First Baptist Church in Madison, Miss., for help. “He came to me in private and asked for prayer,” Temple said. “I asked him if I could share it in church the next day. All I did was ask for prayer.” Read More

  • MercyMe, Jeremy Camp big winners at 2004 GMA Awards

    by Erin Curry, posted Thursday, April 29, 2004 (13 years ago)

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    MercyMe unashamed

    MercyMe, winners of the Group of the Year and Artist of the Year honors at the GMA Awards, performed their latest single, "Here With Me." Lead singer Bart Millard said they aren't ashamed to sing the name of Jesus because He alone has changed their lives. Photo by Morris Abernathy

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--A new wave of artists took home top honors at the 35th annual GMA Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn., April 28, as MercyMe, Jeremy Camp, Stacie Orrico and Switchfoot moved into spots frequently filled by Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman and Third Day. Read More

  • Nicole C. Mullen sees God's Kingdom as place for ordinary people

    by Erin Curry, posted Thursday, April 29, 2004 (13 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Lately God has been teaching Nicole C. Mullen about the importance of ordinary, everyday people. So much so that her upcoming album will consist of songs telling stories of the least that God has made greatest in the overall plan of His Kingdom. Read More

  • Spurgeon , 100 years later, continues to teach, pastor writes

    by Sandra Bearden, posted Thursday, April 29, 2004 (13 years ago)

    LONGWOOD, Fla. (BP)--He never attended seminary and never was ordained to the ministry. Yet Charles Haddon Spurgeon became one of history's leading pastor-evangelists. Divinity school scholars still study his life and works, and more than 100 years after his death, many of his 130 books, sermons and other writings are still in print. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Spurgeon’s humor

    by Larry J. Michael, posted Thursday, April 29, 2004 (13 years ago)

    LONGWOOD, Fla. (BP)--Many evangelicals know well the stern side of Charles Haddon Spurgeon and his serious pursuit of the holy life. Indeed, his stands for righteous causes and countering doctrinal error are often recounted. But many readers may not know that he was a man with a great sense of humor. Spurgeon knew the value of laughter and mirth. He virtually took to heart the word in Proverbs 17:22: “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.” Read More

  • SPORTS: Safe at home

    by Tim Ellsworth, posted Thursday, April 29, 2004 (13 years ago)

    MULKEYTOWN, Ill. (BP)--Jamey Carroll is looking forward to the end of this young baseball season. Read More