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Calls for N. Korea’s freedom sounded by leaders, defectors at Capitol Hill rally
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
Netting values-based voters
The ERLC's groundbreaking Internet-based initiative to register and educate voters, iVoteValues.com, 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
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
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
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
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
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