Baptist Press Archive

Friday, June 08, 2001

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  • High achiever's sufficiency 'was taken away in a moment'

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Friday, June 08, 2001 (17 years ago)

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (BP)--It's boring to achieve the pinnacle of success and have no more heights to climb.

    It's also frightening.

    "I had to cling to the walls just to walk down the hallways," said John Tatterson, who was highly respected as a dentist and a businessman before he walked away from it all and into the arms of God.

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  • Palm Beach Atlantic students stranded by upheaval in Nepal

    by Stephen Kiehl, posted Friday, June 08, 2001 (17 years ago)

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (BP)--Weary from three weeks working with the poor in the chaotic slums of Calcutta, India, 16 students from Palm Beach Atlantic College flew into Nepal Sunday, hoping for a week of peaceful respite and prayer near the top of the world. Read More

  • Ariz. Southern Baptist Convention restructures; CP Missions increased

    by Elizabeth Young, posted Friday, June 08, 2001 (17 years ago)

    PHOENIX, Ariz. (BP)--The Arizona Southern Baptist Convention will be restructured, and funding will be increased for Cooperative Program receipts that are forwarded to the Southern Baptist Convention and for the Arizona Regional Campus of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. Read More

  • Criswell College affiliates with Southern Baptists of Texas Convention

    by Tammi Reed Ledbetter, posted Friday, June 08, 2001 (17 years ago)

    DALLAS (BP)--Trustee boards of the Criswell Center for Biblical Studies (CCBS) and Southern Baptist of Texas Convention (SBTC) have unanimously approved an agreement that places the college in the budget of the state convention and provides SBTC access to the facilities and consultation resources of the school. Read More

  • Plans for SBC annual meeting not derailed by rainstorms

    by Debbie Moore, posted Friday, June 08, 2001 (17 years ago)

    NEW ORLEANS (BP)--The annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, scheduled to convene Tuesday, June 12, is proceeding as planned despite southeast Louisiana's weather-related problems at the end of the first week of June. Read More

  • Evangelistic media campaign kicks off Crossover New Orleans

    by James Dotson, posted Friday, June 08, 2001 (17 years ago)

    NEW ORLEANS (BP)--The Crossover New Orleans evangelistic emphasis got an early start June 4 with the introduction of a 10-day television advertising campaign designed to introduce individuals in the New Orleans area to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Read More

  • SBC support for death penalty based on Bible, Duke says

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, June 08, 2001 (17 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP)--Southern Baptists support capital punishment because it is a "biblical position" that remains applicable, said Barrett Duke of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission at a panel discussion on religious views of the death penalty. Read More

  • Family group flies banner over 'Gay Days' at Disney

    by Anthony Gunde, posted Friday, June 08, 2001 (17 years ago)

    ORLANDO, Fla. (BP)--As homosexuals celebrated "Gay Days" June 3 in Orlando, Fla., a pro-family group from Virginia flew banners over Disney World and Universal Studios theme parks urging homosexuals to leave their lifestyle. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Polls are only as good as the questions they pose

    by Kelly Boggs, posted Friday, June 08, 2001 (17 years ago)

    McMINNVILLE, Ore. (BP)--A recent Gallup poll suggests that Americans are becoming more accepting of homosexuality. Released on June 4, the public opinion survey of approximately 1,000 people reveals the following: 85 percent say homosexuals should have equal rights in job opportunities; 54 percent feel homosexuals should serve as clergymen; 56 percent say homosexuals should be hired as elementary school teachers. Read More